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By: Enrique Gili on July 12, 2012, 6:10 p.m.
Tofu Dark Chocolate Pie

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Dark Chocolate Tofu Pie

Tofu turns to the dark side in this velvety deeply chocolate dessert.

Dark Chocolate Tofu Pie

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces soft tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1 1/2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • 2 ounces powdered dark cacao, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ready-made graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 crumbled cookie, optional garnish

Time estimates

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes, plus 3 hours to chill

Cooking directions

  1. Add tofu to blender set to pulse. Process until rough paste forms, about 1 minute.
  2. Add chocolate and cacao. Process about 1 minute until chocolate is blended.
  3. Add vanilla extract, maple syrup, milk and salt, using spoon to scrape down the sides. Puree until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  4. Spoon mix into pie crust. Freeze about 3 hours and serve.

Yield: 1 9-inch pie