I enjoy dabbling with different recipes in my kitchen. Over the last few months of my blogging experience, I’ve had a lot of fun trying new things. One of the foods I’ve enjoyed focusing recipes around is tofu. Granted, I’ve only posted one other recipe with tofu in it, Chocolate Silken Mousse. This was one of the first recipes I ever posted on my blog. In the spirit of that recipe, I made a new recipe involving tofu and chocolate.
This recipe is similar to the mousse except in a pie form. The filling is made from a blend of cocoa powder, melted chocolate, vanilla, and tofu. This dessert comes together quickly. The most time consuming part of this recipe is waiting for the pie to set up in the refrigerator. This is definitely chocolaty and delicious. I added some leftover chocolate chips on top for decoration, but you can leave them out. Or you can throw them in to the mix and create a chocolate chip fudge pie. Either way, this dessert is a chocolaty treat. You wouldn’t even know there is tofu in this.
This recipe only requires a few steps to put together. It’s very simple and doesn’t require any real effort at all. First, carefully melt the chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler. Drain the liquid from the tofu. Press tofu firmly in a tea towel or between several paper towels to get as much moisture out as you can. Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until super-smooth.
Pour the filling into a pie crust if desired. I used a chocolate pie crust which was delicious with this. However, any pie crust would be tasty. If you aren’t a fan of crust, you definitely don’t have to use one. Place in refrigerator until chilled and set (about 1 to 2 hours depending on type of tofu used).
This is a very easy pie to make. It’s rich, smooth, and very chocolaty. You don’t need any special equipment past a standard blender to make this. I promise you the tofu is undetectable. It creates the smooth and velvety base of this pie. The chocolate really takes the stage with the flavor. The tofu absorbs all of the chocolate flavor, so no one would guess this pie is mostly tofu. Not to mention this pie is way lower in calories than standard chocolate fudge pies. You really can’t go wrong with this dessert!
Chocolate Fudge Pie
Total calories: 1,684 for filling; 2,484 including crust and filling
Servings: 8-10 slices
- 12 oz silken, firm, or extra firm tofu
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk (any kind will work)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 8 to 10 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips (a little over 1 1/3 cup or more)
- 2-3 tablespoons sweetener of choice (this is optional- omit if you prefer a less sweet pie)
Optional: pie crust of choice
- Carefully melt the chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler. Drain the liquid from the tofu. Press tofu firmly in a tea towel to get as much moisture out as you can.
- Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until super-smooth. Pour into a pie crust if desired.
- Place in refrigerator until chilled and set (about 1 to 2 hours depending on type of tofu used).
When choosing a tofu, silken tofu will yield a softer, mousse-like pie. The firmer the tofu the firmer the pie will be and better it will hold up to its cut shape. Also, letting it sit in the refrigerator for longer will yield a firmer pie.