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29.5.14

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pie #Foodie Friday

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Dairy- Free Chocolate Pie: simpleliivngeating.com


I was born allergic to milk. Breastfeeding was not popular in the 1960's and there weren't any health food stores to buy vanilla flavored soy milk. No instead my mother gave me a formula called Soyalac. She said it smelled disgusting, but I loved it.


I grew out of the milk allergy only to become lactose intolerant when I became a teenager. My poor son has inherited the curse. No ice cream and pizza for my 15 year old boy. 

Ironically when I became pregnant with my son, who is my oldest child, I lost my lactose intolerance and it never returned. For the first time in my life I am enjoying ice cream and cheese, but I sympathize with my son. He misses creamy desserts and he loves chocolate. 


Dairy-Free Chocolate Pie: simpleliivingeating.com

I remembered that I used to make a tofu chocolate pie that my husband loved because it was low in calories and it is actually quite healthy. Tofu is high in protein along with calcium and iron. It had been so many years since I made this pie that I lost the recipe, so I had to re-create it. I think my new recipe is even better than the old one.

So indulge, whether you are lactose intolerant or not, make this pie. It's tasty, low in calories, and it's kinda good for you.


Dairy-Free Chocolate Pie: simpleliivingeating.com


Dairy Free Chocolate Pie

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation time: 30 minutes                           serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients:

for the crust:

1 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoons of sugar
5 tablespoons of unsalted butter melted


for the filling:

12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup hot coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound of silken tofu
4 tablespoons of sugar


Directions: 

1) Pre-heat oven 350 degrees.

2) Crush graham crackers either or by putting them in a ziplock bag and hitting them with a meat tenderizer or putting them in a food processor.

3) In a medium size bowl mix the crumbs, sugar and butter together.

4) Put mixture into a pie pan and spread evenly. Press another pie pan on top of the crumbs to help shape them into the pie pan.

5) Bake crust until it is golden brown about 10 minutes. Let cool before adding filling.

6) Whisk chocolate chips, sugar, vanilla extract and hot coffee together until it is smooth.

7) In a food processor or blender mix together the melted chocolate mixture with the tofu. Blend until smooth.

8) Pour mixture into the cooled pie crust and refrigerate for about 2 hours or until the filling is firm.

Serve with berries or bananas and non-dairy cream from your local health food store.








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32 comments:

  1. Thanks for the party Diane! I bet your son was appreciative. The pie looks very creamy! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks Deb,
      He was very happy... so much so that he would like me to make the pie every week.

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  2. Hi Diane,
    Your Chocolate Pie looks fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You too Miz Helen,
      We are cooler this week but sunny.

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  3. Oo I would love to try this pie. Do you have a recommendation for replacing the coffee though? I never would have thought to use tofu in a pie.

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    1. I'm not sure what you can use. The alternative is usually a raspberry liquor. That doesnt help you. I'll think about it....

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  4. Haha, my mom has complained about that soy formula as well. I have been lactose intolerant my whole life, but ignored it until I got pregnant with my daughter. I could not go anywhere near dairy while I was pregnant! Oddly enough, she is the one that has no problems with milk, but can't have soy. My son had no problem with milk until he caught Mono when he was 19. Now he has a full blown dairy allergy. We are very fortunate to have access to so many substitutes, that were not around a "few" years ago. ;) Thanks for the party Diane. Have an awesome weekend. :)

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    1. LOL another Soyalac baby. So strange that you couldn't have it while pregnant. I meet another woman who was like me intolerant until children... we are lucky for all the substitutes now and the lactose pill work a little... if you don't over indulge. Have a lovely weekend too.

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  5. I love being a part of your party each week. Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/2014/05/lou-lou-girls-fabulous-party-8.html
    Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks Kimberly it's good to see you too.

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  6. What a nice surprise to see my Chicken Thighs with Jezebel Sauce one of your features today. Thank you so much, I am honored. We must be on the same wave length. I brought a Chocolate Raspberry Tart for your party. I love your non-dairy version of a chocolate pie. So many people can't eat dairy today. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. It is a little strange how there are so many food allergies these day... I worry that it's not partically to do with all the GMO of food etc. You are very welcome... your sauce is delicious.

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  7. Thanks so much for including my Healthy Potato Salad in your features today, Diane! You definitely have started my day off with a bang! I love your chocolate pie and I could eat it for breakfast, lol.
    Thanks so much for hosting and have a great weekend.

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    1. I think this pie would be healthier than say a sugary cereal or a danish... so go ahead make it for breakfast.

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  8. This dairy free chocolate pie looks so tempting and healthy! Thanks for the party...

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    1. You are so welcome... the pie is really surprisely good.

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  9. Happy Foodie Friday, Diane ! Thanks again for party. Enjoy & have a fabulous weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. You got hear early Kristy... so good to see you.

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  10. Oh my. That chocolate pie is calling my name, really loud.

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    1. You are so funny... I think I need to make another one soon. So good to see you blogging more.

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  11. Love your parties Diane. Thanks so much for hosting!

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    1. Thanks Nancy... I love have you here.

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  12. I've made a similar recipe (Alton Brown's Moo-less Chocolate Pie) and it was very tasty! You would never know it was made with tofu!

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    1. I'm sure Alton Brown's was good... I used to watch his shows all the time. His recipes are right on the money.

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  13. This looks wonderful, Diane. I'm going to pass your recipe along to my niece who is lactose intolerant - she loves to bake.

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  14. I saw Alton Brown's version of this and made it years ago but I completely forgot about it. I can't have dairy now so I am so glad I saw your recipe. I will be trying it this weekend. Thanks!

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    1. So happy that this recipe reached a non dairy person. It really doesn't seem dairy free... it is rich and creamy. I hope you enjoy it.

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  15. Oh man, chocolate anything is my weakness. A kinda-good-for-you chocolate pie is right up my alley :D

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  16. What a niche pie. Love it .. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Cheers and have a nice day.

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  17. You are on a roll! Everything looks so amazing! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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