French Silk Pie
This no-bake Chocolate Pie is fantastic! You won’t know it’s healthy while you are eating it! This recipe contains tofu which is high in protein. One slice of this pie has about 230 calories, which is about half of the calories in a regular chocolate pie.
Chocolate is believed to have many health benefits from its antioxidant properties. Go here for more on the research of chocolate and it’s anti-cancer properties.
The evidence on the use of tofu for breast cancer patients is very controversial. The isoflavones in soy mimic estrogen, so some doctors advocate it as a means to suppresses the body from making too much estrogen. Others, say that it can be dangerous for women with estrogen receptive breast cancer and they should avoid soy. Here is more information on the soy debate. I am not a physician or dietician. Please consult your doctor, before making any dietary changes, if you have ever had cancer.
This recipe reminds me a lot of the Chocolate Mousse recipe I posted a couple of weeks back. Go here for that recipe. The consistency of the pie is thicker than the mousse which has a more fluffy pudding like consistency.
This chocolate pie is very rich, so it can serve 8 to 10 people. This would also make a wonderful pudding or mousse. Just omit the crust and serve in parfait glasses.
Cooks note: Drain the tofu. Do this by wrapping the tofu in several layers of paper towels. Place on a plate. Invert a plate and place on top of paper towel wrapped tofu. Place a heavy can of top of the plate and allow this to sit for at least 30 minutes. This removes the excess liquid from the tofu.
French Silk Pie
Yield 8 to 10 servings
- 13 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup coffee liqueur
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 12.3 ounce package silken tofu, drained (see cook’s note) I used Mori-Nu Silken Firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon agave
- 1 (9-inch) prepared chocolate wafer crust or homemade if you prefer.
Melt the chocolate chips with the coffee liqueur and vanilla in a metal bowl over simmering water, or in a double boiler. Stir frequently until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the tofu, chocolate mixture, and agave to the bowl of a food processor. (You could also use a blender) Process the mixture until smooth. Scrap down the sides of the work bowl as needed to make sure the ingredients are fully mixed. Pour the filling into the chocolate crust and refrigerate for 2 hours.