Kind Life member Megan Lipshultz sent me this amazing recipe for tofu pumpkin pie. It’s so good, and perfect for Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoy.
I found this recipe a few years ago, and it’s hands-down the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had…(ok, maybe 2nd to that insane pumpkin pie they make at Urth Caffe in LA) but still…considering it’s beyond easy to make, it’s freakin’ delicious. I’ve served this time and time again to tofu-haters and they have no clue it’s filled with it. Then, once the pie is safely in their bellies, I smile and tell them that it was super high in protein because of the tofu content. Gotta love that. I feel very 007 every time I make this.
A few more notes: For the tofu, I’ve found the Organic Firm Silken Tofu by Mori-Nu works the best. For the pie crust, get one from your grocer’s frozen section. Try for one that’s sugar-free. You don’t need a sweet crust because the pie is the bomb all on its own. I’m a spice freak, so I always use all the optional spices. I think the pie is best after it has been chilled (which is good because you can make it for a dinner the night or morning before), but it’s still awesome warm. Alright, that’s enough on the pie. Go make it! Serve it to everyone you know. And if you’re really feeling crazy, pair it with some non-dairy vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 75 minutes | Yields 6 Servings
1 can (16 ounces) pureed pumpkin
0.5 cup maple syrup
0.5 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
.5 tsp ground ginger
.25 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp optional ground allspice
.5 tsp ground nutmeg optional
3 tbsp cornstarch to firm up the pie filling
1 10-12 ounces package silken/soft tofu
1 9-in unbaked vegan pie shell
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Blend the pumpkin and maple syrup.
Add salt, spices, cornstarch and tofu, mix thoroughly.
Pour mixture into pie shell and bake for 15 minutes.
Lower heat to 350 F and bake for another 60 minutes.
Chill and serve.
NOTE: Don’t use the low fat tofu then the pie tastes like it was made with tofu.