Moo-Less Chocolate Pie

Moo-Less Chocolate Pie


This is my favorite tofu trick. I’ve served this pie to dozens of unsuspecting dessert lovers and not one has ever suspected  the curd within.

MOO-LESS CHOCOLATE PIE
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 13 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1 pound silken tofu, drained
  5. 1 tablespoon honey
  6. 1 9-inch prepared chocolate wafer crust (store-bought is fine)
Instructions
  1. Place enough water in the bottom of a 4-quart saucepan to come 1 inch up the sides. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips with the liqueur and vanilla in a medium metal bowl set over the simmering water, stirring often with a rubber or silicone spatula. (Although vanilla extract is often added at the very end of cooking, the melting chocolate will never get hot enough to damage the delicate sensibilities.)
  3. Combine the tofu, honey and chocolate mixture in a blender or food processor and spin until smooth ( about 1 minute).
  4. Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until the filling sets firm.
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  1. 1
    Lawrence Davis

    Tasty pie; a big hit. And it’s easy to make, with no elaborate steps and ingredients coming in convenient packaged sizes. (I used a 50ml “airline” bottle of Kahlua; 1/3 cup is about 78 ml.)

    When i read “13 oz bag” of chips, I immediately thought of Nestle’s, of course, and the lack of a brand name only reminded me of the “but they look like this” scene for Ritz in Good Eats, so I was sure that was what was meant. But they’re not 13 oz any more, though that’s what I remember. In fact, all the bags of chips seemed to be 12 oz these days. The pie still worked fine with 12 oz of chocolate, but the cost shaving in today’s packaging makes the recipe a bit dated.

    Next experiments I have in mind: try it with dark chocolate chips. And replace the chocolate with two or three bananas to try for a banana cream pie.

  2. 2
    BOBBIE FROM NEWBERRY SPRINGS, CA

    I’VE MADE A DESSERT SIMILAR TO THIS SINCE 2000. TYPICALLY IT’S CHOCOLATE PUDDING MIX WITH MEDIUM TOFU. ADD A LITTLE MILK & IT’S BETTER THAN WHAT YOU GET IN RESTAURANTS STILL HAVEN’T ADDED ANYTHING TO IT (MY FAMILY DOESN’T LIKE TO EXPERIMENT), BUT THE COFFEE SOUNDS REAL GOOD.

  3. 3
    Bev Thompson

    This is an AWESOME pie. I’ve been making it for several years now, as I am lactose intolerant but love chocolate. I have not modified the recipe at all except for the crust; I prefer a home-made crust instead, which I pre-bake in the oven and let cool. Also, I now add whipped cream to the finished product, as Redi-Whip has a new product that is also “moo-less”. Life is sweet!

  4. 4
    Corinna

    I have been making this for years. I have used coffee, instant espresso, orange extract, dark chocolate chocolate syrup and so on. I have also made smaller sizes and called it chocolate pudding.

  5. 5
    Anna

    Are packages of tofu getting smaller?
    I had to use two boxes of tofu for this recipe just to make sure I had enough. Not sure what to do with the leftovers, and am actually wondering if it would make that much difference if I added in the extra, maybe adding in a proportional amount of extra chocolate.

  6. 7
    Jerrica A.

    Can avocado be used rather than tofu? And what of a homemade graham crust? What wouldn’t use to substitute for butter, that isn’t a store bought vegan product?

    • 9
      Jared

      Assuming you used 1/3 cup that’d be about 2 tsp in each slice (also assuming 8 slices). Whether or not you feel comfortable giving your kids that amount if alcohol is entirely up to you.

  7. 11
    Amber

    this recipe is so great for someone who wants a healthy alternative to chocolate pie. some substitutions i made however is i put espresso in instead of the coffee liqueur. to make this recipe even better i made some whip cream (i used heavy whipping cream, 1tsp of vanilla, and 2tsp of suger) and put it over to make this an amazing chocolate cream pie

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