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Silken Chocolate Tofu Pie

What you need: 

1 (12 ounce) bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (12 ounce) block silken tofu
1/4 cup strongly brewed black coffee
1-2 tablespoons vanilla flavoring
1 graham cracker pie crust
fresh raspberries, to garnish, optional

What you do: 

1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or on stovetop. Blend together tofu, chocolate chips, coffee, and vanilla.
2. Pour into graham cracker crust and chill 1-2 hours in the freezer, or 4 or more hours in the refrigerator.
3. Garnish with fresh raspberries when serving.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes plus 2 hours
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I don't know if I didn't use the right size container of tofu or the right size bag of chocolate chips, but it came out like pretty much just a really really rich taste of chocolate, like almost too rich.  it isn't bad, just incredibly chocolaty.

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This was really really good for being so easy and quick, not to mention full of tofu (I used light firm silken and a Keebler ready-made Shortbread crust--vegan!). itsjustaride said it was really rich, and I agree... I think it was a little too rich actually, and unlike itsjustaride, I never say that about anything. Next time I might try it with fewer chocolate chips (and more tofu maybe??). This would also cut down on the calorie count, which I am sad I calculated, because it's a little scary, my friend. Almost 350 calories per 1/8th of the pie. Buuuut like I said it was really good. Tofu is quite awesome.

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I just have a question about silken tofu. Only regular tofu is sold in my town. Can that be substituted for the silken?

Thanks! Lorion :)

Lorion, I have successfully used soft regular tofu as a substitute for silken tofu in pie recipes such as this before. In fact, I personally like it better, because it results in a firmer pie. Just make sure you have a high-quality blender or food processor, or you may end up with tiny tell-tale bits of tofu in your pie (but that will not affect the taste).

Thanks for the advice. However, I finally found some in town. Looking forward to trying our this recipe.

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I have made this one and it's really great!  Will make again.

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I just have a question about silken tofu. Only regular tofu is sold in my town. Can that be substituted for the silken?

Thanks! Lorion :)

Lorion, I have successfully used soft regular tofu as a substitute for silken tofu in pie recipes such as this before. In fact, I personally like it better, because it results in a firmer pie. Just make sure you have a high-quality blender or food processor, or you may end up with tiny tell-tale bits of tofu in your pie (but that will not affect the taste).

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I just have a question about silken tofu. Only regular tofu is sold in my town. Can that be substituted for the silken?

Thanks! Lorion :)

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I have used this recipe before sans the coffee and I love it. I am planning on making it soon, but I usually put sliced bananas on the top. I always make my own not too sweet graham cracker crust which goes right along with the chocolate mousse part. Very enjoyable recipe!

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This pie was absolutely calling my name: I am moving soon and wanted to use up a pie crust, a bag of chocolate chips, and a package of silken tofu (which I never use), plus I did not have any sugar and I thought I'd be hard-pressed to find a recipe for those ingredients that did not require sugar. And, as luck would have it, I had just enough black coffee left from that morning! It was cool. Anyway! I give this pie 4 stars. My boyfriend and I enjoyed it, but not so much as I thought we would. I think it tasted just the slightest bit chalky - maybe less chocolate would be a good idea. It was a little boring to eat (and I am a chocolate lover!!). The filling was like chocolate mousse. However, I loved how incredibly easy it was. I used a whole wheat pastry crust, firm silken tofu (I don't recommend anything softer, or the filling will be more like pudding), 1.5 Tbsp vanilla (go for the whole 2 Tbsp), and since I didn't have raspberries, I crumbled Newman O's on top. While I probably won't make it again, this is a decent pie, and definitely servable to non-vegans! :-)

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Yummmm!  I made this for a party.  This was the best tofu pie I've ever had.  It is very rich though.  I used a 9 inch regular pie crust as I thought the graham cracker crust would be too sweet.  I often find desserts too sweet so take that with a grain of salt.  I used Mori-Nu firm silken tofu and a 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips.  After I had blended the filling, I tasted it and decided to add a few splashes of amaretto to add to the depth of flavor.  It worked wonderfully.  I did have about a cup of filling left over.  I just had to eat it as pudding.  Darn.  I like the other reviewer's idea of using whipped coconut milk.  I'll have to try that next time.  Thanks for this fantastic recipe.

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This pie is over the top!  Nothing can compare!  I have made it quite a few times. When people ask for the recipe, I say, "Later" - but I have no intention of giving it out!  It's my little secret, so I can be all smug about it, an no, I am not kidding!  ;)

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