Friday, November 19, 2010

Spectacular "Moo-less" Chocolate Pie

Another holiday recipe I discussed on the show yesterday. It's called "Moo-less Chocolate Pie" because there is no milk and it's thus vegan, made from tofu. But honestly, don't tell a soul as no one will know, and we all know how people react when they hear the "v"-word. I've made it several times and have not divulged that it's made from tofu. This pie recipe by Alton Brown creates a rich, thick and chocolatey desert and feels entirely decadent, but it's not. And it's so easy to make. You can use vegan chocolate chips, or any semi-sweet chocolate chips you can find. Also, you don't have use a chocolate wafer crust. I've done it with a graham-cracker crust and a pastry crust too, all good. Buy a pie crust in the store or make your own.

Moo-less Chocolate Pie


* 2 cups chocolate chips,
* 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
* 1 block silken tofu
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 tablespoon honey
* 1 prepared chocolate wafer crust


Place a small metal bowl over a saucepan with simmering water. Melt the chocolate and coffee liqueur in the bowl. Stir in vanilla.

Combine the tofu, chocolate mixture, and honey in the blender jar. Liquefy until smooth.

Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until the filling is set.