If the mere thought of making yet another pie during the holiday season is making you tired, take a deep breath and read on. If you prep the crust in advance or use your favorite store-bought pie crust, this recipe is no more complicated than blending and chilling. —Gena Hamshaw
3 hours 30 minutes
8 to 12
For the vegan chocolate pie
(12.3-ounce) package of extra firm, silken tofu
1 1/2 teaspoons
almond, rice, or soy milk
maple syrup (or to taste)
1 1/2 cups
vegan dark chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
To make the crust, preheat the oven to 375° F. Place the crackers and sugar in a food processor and pulse to combine. Drizzle in the coconut oil and pulse a few more times, until the crust holds together (you can also mix the crust with your hands). Press the crust firmly into a pie crust pan, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow crust to cool.
Transfer the tofu, vanilla, almond milk, sea salt, and maple syrup to a food processor or blender and blend well. Melt the chips over a double boiler, and add them to the tofu mix. Blend again.
Pour chocolate filling into the pie crust and let it set in the fridge for at least three hours. Slice and serve.
Gena is a registered dietitian, recipe developer, and food blogger. She's the author of three cookbooks, including Power Plates (2017) and Food52 Vegan (2015). She enjoys cooking vegetables, making bread, and challenging herself with vegan baking projects.