Dark chocolate-agave cream pie

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    So, I borrowed a recipe for pie from a dudette named "piebob" on IRC. This is the awesome tasting result, topped with a bit of light whipped cream (store bought, unfortunately) and some cinnamon.

    The recipe is incredibly simple:
    ● 1 crust. Dry crusts (e.g. graham, oreo) tend to work better than pastry
    ● 12 oz (about a heaping cup) chocolate chips. I used Ghirardelli's dark chocolate—I hate how commercial pies use milk chocolate. I shouldn't need to tell you to not skimp on the chocolate, but don't—too little and you'll taste the tofu.
    ● 2–3 spoons agave syrup or honey
    ● 20–24 oz (just under 2 packages) "silken", firm tofu. That is, you want the Japanese stuff typically sold in aseptic packages, not the Chinese stuff you find chilled in the produce section.

    Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Once melted, blend the chocolate, agave syrup/honey, and tofu in a blender. Do this quickly before the chocolate begins to resolidify, which will make blending difficult. Pour into the crust and chill for 2–3 hours. Top with whipped cream when serving.

    While my rendition is obviously not vegan, it can easily be made vegan by using skipping the whipped cream and using vegan chocolate (make sure you specifically check — most chocolate contains milk).

    Seen elsewhere at:
    truwhip whipped topping review
    Vegan-ish Dark Chocolate and Agave Cream Pie

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    1. flickrjo 43 months ago | reply

      i want that in my mouth right now.

    2. djpiebob 43 months ago | reply

      hi! i am so glad the recipe made you happy :D

    3. star_gazing_vegan 43 months ago | reply

      So this recipe is vegan? I prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate any day. I find milk chocolate, before I became vegan, way too sweet. This looks so smooth and silky, delicious presentation and capture.

    4. uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs 43 months ago | reply

      Yep, it's vegan depending on the chocolate used (a lot contains milk—watch out).

    5. star_gazing_vegan 43 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the heads up:] Its a shame that so many chocolates contain milk, even a lot of the dark chocolates :(

    6. LCYates 20 months ago | reply

      Because the receipe in it's first form isn't vegan anyways, what would you use instead of tofu: creamcheese so it's a cheesecake? Also, just for the sake of info, this started to be talked about quite a few years ago and now there is hard data regarding phytoestrogens, which are plant compounds resembling human estrogen, which are in soy, and their effects on our bodies. Not to mention that unless you are eating nonGMO soy, the soy you are eating is GMO. The only soy products we should be eating are those that are fermented (ie soy, tempeh, miso, and natto). This is an article that has some links to studies and does a pretty comprehensive overview of the problems associated with consuming unfermented soy, I don't take it as gospel, but it's a good starting point to earn more.

      articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/18/so...

      the recipe looks SO yummy and I want to make it, but I'm trying to not do soy, which i have loved so much!

    7. flickrjo 20 months ago | reply

      i think it's just a classic chocolate cream pie, i.e., a soft chocolate custard filling. i'm guessing it has both eggs and dairy and some kind of thickener (optionally vegetarian). google turns up a bunch of recipes that you can likely adapt pretty well.

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