Tofu Pie Recipe

We know that Tofu isn't the first thing when you think of pie, but this take on a savory favorite will make anyone crave bean curd.

Who knew that pie could be so good for you! We know that Tofu isn’t the first thing when you think of pie, but this take on a savory favorite will make anyone crave bean curd.

Here’s a recipe for a basic pie dough or use your own favorite recipe.

Ingredients:

Dough:

3 cups whole-wheat pastry, or spelt flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 sticks of butter

1 egg

1 tablespoon lemon juice

6 to 12 tablespoons water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. In a large bowl, add salt and flour. Cut in butter.
  2. Add egg, lemon juice and water to the flour mixture.  Mix briskly and quickly with a fork or your hands.  Add more water if needed.
  3. Roll out with a rolling pin between two pieces of waxed paper.
  4. Peel back the top piece, lay crust in 10-inch pie pan and peel back the bottom piece.
  5. Arrange crust in pan.
  6. Crimp edges of crust with fork.
    Prick bottom of crust two or three times.

To crust, add the following mixture.

  1. Sauté in 2 tablespoons butter:
    2 bunches chopped scallions
    2 stalks chopped celery
    1 chopped carrot
    1 head chopped spinach
    12 to 14 mushrooms, broken into pieces

Mix the sautéed mixture with the following ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ pound mashed, firm tofu
    ½ cup grated jack or Colby cheese
    3 eggs
    2 Tablespoons lemon juice
    1 Tablespoon Tamari sauce
    1 Tablespoon brewer’s yeast
    Salt and pepper to taste.
    Mix well.

Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Set for 10 minutes before cutting.
Variations: Substitute 1 cup of yogurt for 1 cup of tofu.

Serve with brown rice and steamed carrots.


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