Recipe :: Chocolate Lavender Pie

Trad Home and Lonny mag asked us to do a recipe for their food stories. We  teamed up with chef Camille Becerra and shot this perfectly indulgent winter pie: Chocolate + Crystalized Lavender. And for the sweetest packaging, we got adorable french pie boxes from our friend steph’s shop – a great take home favor at your next dinner party. You’ll find the full recipe in the card below, enjoy.

All photos by Karen Mordechai

Chocolate Lavender Pie

Crust
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 sticks organic butter, cut to small pieces
1 organic egg yolk
¼ cup iced water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together flour and salt.
Cut cold butter into flour to resemble course corn meal.
Mix together yolk and water and add to flour, knead slightly to incorporate and form dough, add more water as needed.
Chill dough to relax.
Roll out, fit to pan, blind bake for 15 minutes, checking to see if bottom is cooked though. Do not allow base to brown.

Chocolate Custard
2 cups cream
2 tbl dried lavender
8 oz bittersweet chocolate chip
1/3 cup sugar

Gently warm the cream, add lavender and steep for 3-5 minutes, strain.
Add cream, chocolate and sugar in a bain marie , stir to incorporate, warming until chocolate has melted through.
Chill slightly and pour into prepared crust.
Allow to set through (approx. 4 hours) before cutting.

Crystallized Lavender

2 tbl dried lavender
¼ cup granulated sugar

Blanch lavender in boiling water for 30 seconds.
Strain well and lightly pat dry.
While lavender is still moist roll it in sugar.
Spread on a sheet pan to dry separating clusters as best you

Recipe courtesy of Camille Becerra

59 comments
  1. Gabrielle says: January 11, 201212:12 pm

    THANK YOU for using lavender in dessert. I recently got some lavender buds from a farm nearby and have been wondering how to incorporate some into my baking. I made olive oil lavender body butter, and this is next on my list!

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  3. Dana Eason says: January 11, 20124:58 pm

    oh yummy!!! i am definitely going to try this recipe!!! :) happy new year!!!

  4. beti says: January 11, 20127:18 pm

    honestly your pictures are divine! the chocolate pie looks so beautiful to be eaten

  5. Denise says: January 11, 20127:28 pm

    this is so splendid! absolutely my kind of pie. i used to make a lavender chocolate cupcake with ganache piped into the middle. yum

  6. Jill Mant says: January 11, 201211:27 pm

    Ohhhhh that picture looks so good I began to lick my computer screen. The only issue I see is that the adorable box won’t hold a second slice!! Chocolate and lavender…hmmm, hmmm, good!

  7. Jess (Where My Heart Is) says: January 12, 20125:22 am

    Me Oh My! I am drooling right now…All I can think about is eating a slice of this pie…and I want it NOW :)

  8. Joy says: January 12, 201210:33 am

    Love the details of the crystalized lavender buds! Lavender makes a tasty ice cream too as long as you don’t steep too much of it in your milk/cream mixture.

    Cheers!

  9. Jane - jacaranda Designs says: January 12, 20124:26 pm

    Of course the dessert looks so so scrumptious but what really caught my eye was the original packaging…so creative. The lavender too is something I never would have thought of but obviously works so well.

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  13. taylor says: January 14, 201211:23 pm

    Where did those adorable pie boxes come from??

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  15. Sarah Young says: January 17, 201212:17 pm

    I love your site and your recipes, but I’m in New Zealand and a stick of butter here is one pound! What weight is a stick of butter that you use in your recipes? Once I know that… I can start cooking!

  16. monamdd says: January 18, 201212:34 am

    I LOVE your food photos! Truly beautiful!

    http://www.cookyourdream.blogspot.com

  17. Adie Andrews says: January 18, 20127:23 am

    Chocolate and lavender what a strange combination. I should admit that I never try it before but looks yummy.
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  18. K-riv says: January 18, 20129:00 am

    I’m with Taylor – where did you find the single pie box? L.O.V.E.

  19. Gina says: January 18, 20125:47 pm

    I love it! It’s pure magic!

  20. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! says: January 20, 20122:07 am

    Wow this looks so delicious! Gorgeous photography.

  21. admin says: January 20, 201211:43 am

    k-riv and taylor – see our post above, the pie boxes are available at this etsy shop : http://www.etsy.com/shop/petitmoulin

  22. Cubicle Rebel says: January 21, 201211:00 am

    After seeing a NYC donut company mention lavendar donuts on the Food Network I’ve been mildly obsessed with obtaining lavendar food. Still haven’t gotten to those donuts yet and now THIS.
    Salivation Central.

  23. sonia says: January 23, 201210:28 am

    Hi, I tried the recipe and the pie didn’t set. I’m wondering if the cream to chocolate ratio is accurate, and whether it needs an additional setting agent like egg yolks? Did you follow the recipe exactly to get the photographed results. Not sure what I did wrong. Please advise. thanks!

  24. barbara says: January 25, 20125:33 am

    it look’s delicious … GREAT!!!
    DefinitleyI will do this yummy cake but:

    How much lbs will 2 sticks of butter take?

    THANK YOU …

  25. meatballs & milkshakes says: January 25, 20127:55 pm

    That looks absolutely decadent! And I love the individual slice boxes! So cute and festive!

  26. Kate says: February 3, 20126:18 am

    Simple pleasures are the best. Beautiful pictures :)

  27. Camille Becerra says: February 3, 201210:13 am

    @sonia

    needs 4 hours in the refrigerator to set.

  28. rach. says: February 5, 20129:04 pm

    YUM. send me some?

    love the blog girl, so happy to have stumbled upon it. :)

    love, rach.
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  29. Monica says: February 7, 20122:12 pm

    So amazingly delicious and romantic

  30. jane says: February 9, 20125:14 pm

    Gabrielle – please will you post a link or recipe for your olive oil avender body butter, it sounds devine.

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  32. Sarah Roads says: February 12, 20121:59 pm

    I will be trying this very soon. Sounds amazing!

  33. TASTE says: February 17, 20122:16 pm

    This looks divine. I will have to try this at some point.
    xxx

  34. doublexuan says: February 25, 201212:59 am

    You managed to fit heaven in a box.

  35. shelby says: February 26, 201211:21 am

    What a lovely blog you have here! I’m an excited, inspired new follower… beautiful photography, mouthwatering recipes and classy displays… thank you!

  36. bhavani says: February 29, 20122:36 am

    Beautiful photos! Love the idea of lavender mixed with anything – including decadent chocolate…and what a sweet little cake box!

  37. Kirbi says: March 4, 201212:32 am

    My mouth is watering, my goodness! And I adore the pie boxes. I’ve been ordering them from Steph for a while now and everyone always thinks they are the niftiest and most adorable take home favors!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Kirbi

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  41. charlotte says: March 14, 20124:21 pm

    Hi, this looks divine! But how much is a “stick” of butter? Im in London…does this mean a regular lurpak size? xx

  42. Mixtapes says: March 17, 20122:12 pm

    I love the idea of combining chocolate with different flavours and the lavender sounds like it would be delicious! Beautiful photography as well, stunning pictures.

  43. sarina says: March 20, 20126:12 pm

    yes please!!! I want! xoxo lowtidehightide

  44. Sarah Pery says: March 29, 20124:13 pm

    Honestly this seems to be a pretty strange combination but apparently quite delicious. I certainly won’t to try that cake :)
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  45. Star@PeaceLoveWander says: March 31, 20126:45 pm

    WOW! These recipes are UNREAL. I love the recipe card feature too! This cake looks incredible, and I absolutely love the packaging. Yum!!!

    XO Star @ Peace Love Wander

  46. onionchoco says: April 5, 20127:03 am

    Lavender Pie… it sounds more than gooooooooood :)

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  48. Laura says: May 1, 20129:56 am

    This recipe also didn’t set for me, I left it in the fridge overnight and still had the same results in the morning. I’m also wondering if the ratio for the chocolate is off? When I looked up other recipes for chocolate pie I noticed that they all had egg in them to help as a setting agent, maybe that is needed?

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  52. lynne says: July 7, 201211:03 am

    Like 2 other posters, this pie didn’t set for me. I followed the recipe most carefully, and even though I let the pie set in the fridge overnight, it never did set. I was so disappointed, because I had planned to take this pie to a tea party. It looked beautiful, but was liquidy. Can’t think what went wrong.

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  54. green thimbelina says: July 25, 201210:48 am

    this pie looks delicious. what is the weight of butter required for this recipe please?

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  56. thecitygourmand says: September 6, 20127:50 pm

    What a gem, i’ve found it in the archives!

  57. Becky says: November 21, 20123:02 pm

    Planning to make this pie tonight– how does it get the correct texture without any cornstarch or eggs?

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