Chocolate Silk Pie.

I made this pie for Elle's convocation last month. I thought she may want the recipe, so here I've posted it.

Surprisingly rich, with a cheesecake-like consistency, this dessert only contains four ingredients: chocolate, tofu, nuts, and sweetener. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free. Test your guests to see how many of them can guess the secret ingredient: the dessert’s silk name was inspired by its main ingredient …silken tofu.

Nut Crust

1/2 cup date puree
1 cup ground (or well-crushed) cashews
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. The crust batter should clump together and be slightly moist. Press the crust into a pie plate. Let firm in the fridge for 10 minutes before adding the pie filling.

Chocolate Pie Filling

1 package of silken tofu (firm silken is best, but soft will work, Mori-Nu makes a great variety, their package contains 349 grams of tofu)
200 grams of dark chocolate (70% cocoa content)
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Melt the chocolate over low heat on the stove. Pour the melted chocolate, puree, and tofu in a blender. Blend until smooth and thick. Pour the filling over the crust. Refrigerate at least 5 hours before slicing. Serves 8. Store leftover pieces in the refrigerator.

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