Silken Tofu Chocolate Pie

While we seem to be on the subject of soy I should throw in the Silken Tofu Chocolate Pie. I am not sure where it fits into the world of soy, but it is good none the less. Seriously, it is really much better than it sounds and I don’t think anyone would guess it contained tofu upon eating it. In fact I usually don’t tell people it is made with tofu until after they try it (well except for a “it contains soy” advisory in case they have allergies), because it seems some people harbor unreasonable anti-tofu sentiments.

This recipe I adapted from Alton Brown’s Moo-Less Chocolate Pie, with a few changes for taste and convenience. It is kind of a fall back desert for me. I often make it when I need a desert for an event, but I am short on time or ambition. It also helps that the main ingredients like chocolate chips and those little boxes of Mori-Nu silken tofu can survive on the pantry shelf for quite a while. And beyond being really tasty, really easy, and the ingredients being really convenient, as a sort of semi-serious, yet recreational cyclist I consider this to be a great post ride snack. With all that soy protein and all it must be good for refueling and repairing muscles or something. Though I have done no scientific analysis or for that matter added up the calories/protein/fat content, so don’t quote me on it.

Recipe:

  • 1 bag (about 12 oz.) chocolate chips, semisweet or dark
  • 1/3 c. port or brandy
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 block of Mori-Nu silken tofu (12 oz.) *
  • 1-2 T. of honey
  • 1 prepared graham cracker pie crust

Method:

  1. In a double boiler combine the chocolate chips and port. Stir the mixture while melting the chocolate. When fully melted and combined remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  2. In the jar of a blender put in the tofu and honey, pour in the melted chocolate mixture. Blend until fully incorporated and smooth.
  3. Pour into a prepared graham cracker crust, cover with cling film, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

*Note: For a softer consistency of pie filling use 16 oz. of tofu.

About L P

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