Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Recipe Wednesday - Low Cal Chocolate Pie

Some days a gal just has to have more chocolate than a single piece.  For those times when your craving takes over the logic of watching calories, go for a lower count optition.  Try this pie recipe from Alton Brown.

Alton Brown’s Low cal chocolate pie
230 calories compared to 413 in regular chocolate pie

Makes 8 servings
13 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup coffee liqueur
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 lb silken tofu
1 tbsp honey
1 (9-in) prepared chocolate wafer crust (store-bought is fine)
Place enough water in the bottom of a 4-quart saucepan to come 1 inch up the sides. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Place the chocolate chips and liqueur in a medium metal mixing bowl, set over the simmering water, and stir with a rubber or silicone spatula until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Combine the tofu, chocolate mixture, and honey in a blender or food processor and spin until smooth (about 1 minute).
Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until the filling sets firm.
Courtesy Alton Brown, 2011
From “ Good Eats: The Early Years”


Sloane Taylor said...

Lizzie, this recipe sounds wonderful. Is it okay to drink the rest of the coffee liquor while the pie is setting?:)

Lizzie said...

Most definitely, Sloane!