Chocolate Silk Pie for Pi(e) Day

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Divide the buttery pie crust by the rich chocolate silk filling and you will end up with Chocolate Silk Pie. In other words, divide the circumference of a circle by it’s diameter and you will always end up with Pi or 3.14159265.

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Happy Pi(e) Day! It’s March 14th or 3.14.  Of course, we have to celebrate with pie! And of course, I picked a brainy pie today.

And if you want more fun facts, read below for a message from Terri from Love and Confections, who is our Pi(e) Day hostess.

But oh, this pie!

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

This chocolate silk pie is rich with mood elevating, healthy fat full dark chocolate and protein laden tofu. Say what?!? You got that right. Wait, don’t close this window-you know you want some!

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

This chocolate silk pie is so richly chocolaty, you won’t even care what’s it made of. You’ll just want to refigure your multiplication facts and see if you really have to divide this pie into 12, 8, or 6 servings. My kids inhaled this pie! Really, it’s that good!

Can you say, “pass the whipped cream?”

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

*A side note from the author, Saundra: I have dubbed this an autism feature recipe, however, I read that soy is actually an allergy food for most children with ASD. On the other hand, my Finicky Shark Jesse thrives on soy and it’s protein, such as soy beans, and he excels in happiness from chocolate. So in my opinion, this is an autism feature-in my own home, for my special boy. Read on for the recipe…

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Chocolate Silk Pie

Ingredients:
12 oz extra firm silken tofu, drained
10 oz bag dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoons sour cream
3 Tb amaretto liquor
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 baked pie crust (prepare according to package directions)

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Directions:

Bake and cool a premade pie crust according to package directions.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl, for 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth, about 90 seconds.

In a food processor, combine the drained tofu, roughly chopped, melted chocolate and remaining ingredients.

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Process until mixture is smooth and thickened.

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Spoon into the pie crust and spread evenly. Chill at least 4 hours before serving for a firmer pie, or enjoy immediately for a more mousse like pie.

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Garnish with whipped cream and slivered almonds, if desired.

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Derived from Chocolate Covered Katie

And because we know you love Pi(e), read below for more recipes from other pie loving bloggers.

Chocolate Silk Pie for Pi(e) Day

Prep Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 377 calories

Fat 21 g

Carbs 45 g

Protein 6 g

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Chocolate Silk Pie for Pi(e) Day

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 11

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz extra firm silken tofu, drained
  • 10 oz bag dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 Tb amaretto liquor
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 baked pie crust (prepare according to package directions)

Instructions

  1. Bake and cool a premade pie crust according to package directions.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl, for 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth, about 90 seconds.
  3. In a food processor, combine the drained tofu, roughly chopped, melted chocolate and remaining ingredients.
  4. Process until mixture is smooth and thickened.
  5. Spoon into the pie crust and spread evenly. Chill at least 4 hours before serving for a firmer pie, or enjoy immediately for a more mousse like pie.
  6. Garnish with whipped cream and slivered almonds, if desired.

a note from Terri: “Welcome to Pi(e) Day hosted by Terri from Love and Confections! Pi Day is celebrated every March 14 by math fans around the world – and also bakers and pastry chefs. Pi is an non-repeating, infinite number represented by the Greek letter π, and used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Today, March 14, 2015, is an extra special Pi Day, because at 9:26:53 AM it creates the “Pi Moment of the Century”. The first ten digits of Pi are 3.141592653 (3/14/15, 9:26 AM and 53 seconds). This exact date and time happens once every hundred years – a once in a lifetime moment for most of us. How cool is that?

Today, 20 Food Bloggers have gathered and want to celebrate the fun of Pi by creating their own sweet and savory pies to share with you. Hope you have a delicious day!”

Chocolate Silk Pie | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve snuck (sneaked?) silken tofu into eggs when making a thin omelet to slice and add to fried rice because I have some tofu objectors in the family but I’ve never tried it in a sweet recipe. This looks divine, Saundra! I’ll definitely be giving it a try!

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