Sunday, November 15, 2009

Chocolate Silk Pie Chef Barrae's Way

Before you turn up your nose when you read the ingredients list I have to tell you that this Chocolate Silk Pie is creamy and pudding like with a very silky texture. The use of silken tofu may put some people off but you should keep an open mid or you will miss out on a delicious, chocolate rich, creamy pie. I am a chocoholic and must have that rich chocolaty goodness in whatever chocolate treat I am creating. Through the use of two kinds of chocolate, both unsweetened and the right balance of a sugar substitute, I have created the flavor very close to milk chocolate in this pie. Though the calories and fat are high they come mostly from the healthy fats in the nut crust and the tofu. Coming in at 8.5 grams net carbs for a very generous serving you'll want to make sure you save room in your personal carb count to devour this scrumptious dessert. I hope you enjoy.

Chocolate Silk Pie Chef Barrae's Way



3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups hazelnut meal
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. Splenda


1 - 12 ounce package of Silken Tofu, drained well
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. milk (1% is fine)
1/2 cup Splenda
1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces (squares) unsweetened baker's chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350'

Melt the butter in the microwave. Pour into the pie pan and add the rest of the ingredients. Blend well with a fork making sure to moisten it all with the butter. Press firmly and evenly in the pie pan with the bottom of a round measuring cup or any other round object. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To prepared the filling place all the ingredients, except the chopped chocolate, into a blender or the bowl of a food processor. Melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave. Depending on your microwave about 30 to 45 seconds. Check and stir frequently during the melting. Add it to the mixture in the blender and pulse until everything is smooth, scraping down the sides during process. Pour chocolate mixture into the cooled pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 or 3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.
Nitrition Facts
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320.3
Total Fat 29.4 g
Saturated Fat 8.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 mg
Cholesterol 15.8 g
Sodium 25.8 mg
Potassium 213.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 13.6 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Protein 9.5 g

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