Chocolate Covered Cherry Pie
Enjoy the flavors of chocolate covered cherries in this pie without the painstaking process of actually dipping cherries in chocolate. Just prepare the filling in the food processor, pour into the crust and refrigerate. A traditional pie crust or a chocolate wafer cookie crust would also be delicious with the chocolate covered cherry cheesecake filling.
Ingredients 1 (12 oz.) box firm silken tofu
¼ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup sugar
½ cup chocolate chips, melted
½ teaspoon almond extract1 prepared graham cracker crust
1 (12 oz.) package frozen dark sweet cherries, thawed and drained, divided'
1 cup non-dairy whipped topping
Instructions Add tofu to a food processor. Puree until smooth. Add cocoa powder, sugar, melted chocolate chips, and almond extract. Process until mixture is smooth.Pour 1/3 of the tofu mixture into the pie crust. Reserve 16 cherries for garnish, slice remaining cherries in half, place halved cherries evenly over the tofu mixture. Cover with remaining tofu mixture.Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Garnish each slice with whipped topping and reserved cherries.
Notes Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 270, Total Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 100mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Dietary Fiber: 2g. Sugar: 24g, Protein: 6g