Avocado Pie


I’ve had a couple of requests for this recipe and I think it’s something that everyone needs to try once! Don’t let the main ingredient fool you, this is one of my all-time favorite desserts!

This is a pie that my mom used to make and we grew up calling it “Frog Pie.” We would never tell our friends that the pie was made from an avocado. For whatever reason, “Frog Pie” sounded more appetizing than “Avocado Pie” to the other kids! The real name is Jagger Pie although I have no idea what that means or where the recipe originally came from.

Jagger Pie

1 medium Hass avocado
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
3 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
graham cracker pie crust made with brown sugar (use recipe on box of graham crackers)
heavy (whipping) cream, whipped without sugar

In blender, mix avocado and milk thoroughly then blend in lemon juice. Pour immediately into pie crust (it starts setting up fast). Top with unsweetened whipped cream (The pie is so sweet that the unsweetened cream is a nice balance) and refrigerate for a few hours.
Hope you enjoy it!

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Avocado Update: Lately I’ve run across some other great avocado dessert recipes so I’ve decided to share those with you too. I think the most interesting one is the Chili-Lime Avocado Ice Cream found at The Weekly Dish, a great site I recently stumbled across. The ice cream combines the flavors of avocado, coconut, lime, and jalapeno peppers…yum! Another one is the Creamy Avocado Milkshake over at one of my favorite sites, The Traveler’s Lunchbox. For some great information on avocados and yet another sweet avocado drink recipe, visit this installment of NPR’s Kitchen Window.

  1. Alicat

    Yummy! I was just planning on trying out an avocado shake last week, but I ended up using the cado for sandwiches. This looks really tasty and I’ll try this recipe out next time around. 🙂

    4:43 pm  Aug 9th, 2006
  2. rachel

    That is really really neat! My husband is a avocado freak!

    6:54 pm  Aug 9th, 2006
  3. WillowGrace

    I think I’m going to have to try this tomorrow night! Thanks. 🙂

    6:52 am  Aug 10th, 2006
  4. elskermeg

    Alicat, Rachel, WillowGrace–

    Please let me know if any of you try this recipe! I’m always curious to know what people will think of it 🙂

    7:14 am  Aug 10th, 2006
  5. Steph

    Oh my gosh…one of my favorite things that you have cooked. i remember you making this pie and it was so freakin good. i want to try to make it but I know it will not turn out as good as the real thing by you:)
    Hey what about the potato leak soup? Cant wait to see that one on your site. Awesome website..its like you are combining several of your favorite things to do in one. LOVE IT!
    Take care–we miss ya,

    5:23 pm  Aug 12th, 2006
  6. Lizabeth

    How fantastic does that sound!!! I cannot wait to try. I love peculiar things and that sounds fantastic.

    3:11 am  Aug 14th, 2006
  7. Nicole

    Steph, I’ll be posting potato leek soup one of these days! It’s not much of a summer soup but I never go too long without making it since it’s my favorite!

    Lizabeth, thanks for stopping by! Hope you try this pie, it’s really good!

    9:14 am  Aug 14th, 2006
  8. Ryan

    i just finished making this. tis in the fridge…coolin 😀

    1:44 am  Aug 15th, 2006
  9. Visolela

    I came across your website while searching for a recipe and feel reinspired to attack the odds and ends in my kitchen. I saw this recipe and have put it on the list of ingredients to pick up this weekend.

    I live in Brazil and I have a feeling this pie will be a hit here at home because unlike in the US or Mexico or most places in the world I suppose, Avocados are served “sweet” and not “salty”

    One of the most common ways people eat Avocados here is in a creamy sauce with a spoon. It is a comfort food of sorts and could stand to be dressed up a little or combined with something. The general recipe calls for throwing diced avacado, sugar, lemon juice and milk into a blender until you get a consistent mixture, pour into a bowl and eat with a spoon. It has the consistency of yogurt. It has been awhile since I’ve tried playing with this, as most people stop eating it as they get older. I think this pie will be a perfect way to make a traditional snack more grown up. And who can resisit chocolate anyway?

    On the note about the name, I made Grasshopper pie once, but somehow the name didn’t help the pie any..I have since started calling it “Chocolate Mint Pie” and have had a higher success rate.

    6:59 pm  Aug 18th, 2006
  10. Caren Nelson


    My friend made the avacado pie (using lime juice) for me and my husband as a thank you gift . It is terrific !!!! She put slices of kiwie fruit and fresh flower on top it was beautiful as well as very very tasty.
    We are in the middle of avacado season on Maui and its hard to use all of them. I make a wonderful cold avacado soup with chicken broth. Also I blend avacados with lime juice and it freezes very well for later use.

    I Love to try new things

    9:27 am  Sep 25th, 2006
  11. thecoffeesnob

    I just made this. It’s so quick and oh so yummy!

    2:09 pm  Oct 14th, 2006
  12. Fran

    This Avacado Pie sounds, wonderful, can’t wait to try. I was fascinated by Visolela who told about the comfort food served to children. Also was pleased to hear she enjoyed “Grasshopper Pie” one of my favorites growing up. I have been looking for a recipe, ours was made of Ice cream, Cream de Menthe, maybe Knox Geletin and your choice of lady finger crust or crushed chocolate ice box cookes. If anyone has a receipe I would love to find it.

    3:14 am  Oct 24th, 2006
  13. Doug

    I had Jagger Pie ( that was the name ) for the first time at a steakhouse in Sonora, California, over 35 years ago. However, it was made with lime juice and the crust was made from ground chocolate wafers rather than graham crackers. The Mexican Lime or Key Lime, so easy to find here in California, puts an excellent twist on this great dessert.

    3:44 am  Dec 24th, 2006
  14. Robert

    I believe that Jagger is the name of the man who first developed the recipe, or perhaps the first to distribute it. My first encounter with this delightful treat was at the second annual Spring Fair in Santa Cruz, California in the early Seventies. The pie and the recipe were both sold by a fairly local gent by the last name of Jagger. I met him at the time, as I was also running a booth at the fair, but do not recall his first name.

    Hope this helps.

    5:57 pm  Dec 23rd, 2007
  15. ttfn300

    I was looking for a new way to use my ripe avocado when I stumbled upon this recipe. Sure I could’ve just put it on a sandwhich, but dessert?!?! Made it last night and it was fantastic–everyone enjoyed and I will definately be making it again!! Thanks for sharing! (and foodblog serch!!)

    7:30 am  May 10th, 2008
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  17. Amanda

    Tried it. LOVED IT!

    11:40 am  Apr 13th, 2009
  18. Christine

    Avocado is so healthy, and I’ve been looking for a way to make it palateble for our east coast tastebuds. Oh, sweet bliss!! This tastes vaguely like cheesecake 🙂

    9:17 am  May 2nd, 2009
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    Looking for a way to get my boys (this includes my hsuband!) to eat healthy avocados and here it is! It’s sitting in the fridgerator and will be consumed for tonight’s dessert. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. caia

    This was actually really good! I made it with a pre-made crust and some each fresh lemon juice and fresh lime juice to make 3 1/2 oz, and added just a little vanilla to the whipped cream. For other newbies to making whipped cream, 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream yield plenty of topping, which I spread all over the top before refrigerating.

    Frankly, I wasn’t that confident; I didn’t love the taste of avocado batter I tried, and the whipped cream was decidedly not sweet. But once cooled, the combination was delicious, and you wouldn’t want it any sweeter.

    Thanks for this recipe! I may have to spring some frog pie on some people.

    5:08 pm  May 15th, 2010
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    I made two of your avocado pies a few days ago for my parents and my husbands parents! Everyone LOVED it! Thanks for the recipe!

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    great to meet you at food blogger camp. was just peeking through your delicious recipes and was stopped in my tracks by this one. sounds soooo good. love the idea of sweet avocado dessert. CREAMY!! hope you are well and hope to connect soon. xo, elana

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  30. D. McGinnis

    Very cool! Just made 2 of these for a New Years party, with a few tweaks- I used lime juice instead of lemon, then added lime zest, a little Tequila and a pinch of salt. 🙂

    8:40 pm  Dec 31st, 2011
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    a followup suggestion. There was a bottle of almond extract lying around while I was whipping the cream and I took a chance. The play of the not sweet but almond flavored whipped cream against the pie filling was fantastic. It added a whole new dimension to the pie. Everyone raved about it.

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  34. Santa Cruz Joe

    A guy named Jagger created this recipe and sold it here in Santa Cruz at our Spring Fairs back in the 1970s. I bought a copy and took a pie and the recipe to my parents’ in Monterey one Mothers Day and Mom started taking it to potlucks. I’m sure hundreds of other families were also spreading it far and wide. But I believe Santa Cruz is its place of origin and we can thank Mr Jagger for starting it.

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  36. Michelle

    I made this 37 years ago. Similar topped it with whipped sour cream a little sugar and vanilla… like traditional whipped cream but the sour cream is a really nice complement.

    3:57 am  Nov 27th, 2013
  37. Liz

    I have made this same pie for years, most folks now days use limes….I always use lemons. This is the best and is always a hit and want my recipe…..

    12:00 pm  May 27th, 2016
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