I made this a few days ago and it was so good I just had to share...
1 unbaked 9" pie shell
3/4 lb. firm tofu
1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin puree or
2 cups fresh-cooked pumpkin
1 cup Sucanat or brown sugar
2 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. molasses
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ginger powder
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until very well mixed. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 1 hour in a preheated, 350-degree oven for 1 hour, or until cracks start to appear in the filling. Chill for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Serve with Whipped Tofu Topping for a decadent finish.
This is a great pie shell for dessert pies, "quiches" or any other vegetable pie.
It is delicate and as close to flaky as you'll get without using butter.
Source: Friendly Foods by Ron Picarski
Makes two 9" pie shells | Prep time: approximately 20 minutes
3/4 cup ww pastry flour
3/4 cup unbleached flour
1/4 cup oil (corn oil is best)
1/2 cup ice water
To make pie shell, stir flours together in a small bowl and freeze for 1 hour. Freeze the oil in a separate container for an hour also. Remove both from freezer and mix the oil into the flour until it makes a crumbly dough. Stir salt into the ice water and mix the water into the dough. Mix only enough to bind the dough. This may seem a little wet at first - don't be concerned. If too dry, add a small amount of water. Roll out half of this into a 10" circle and lay into a pie plate. Crimp the edges of the pan, all the way around, and cut off any excess dough.
For best results, use fresh pumpkin - it will vastly improve the flavor and make the texture more interesting.
Directions for cooking pumpkin: Cut a 2-3 pound sugar pie pumpkin in half, lengthwise. Remove seeds and stringy mess from the inner cavity. Place on a cookie sheet or baking pan which has sides, or you may end up with pumpkin juice on the bottom of your oven.
Bake at 350-375 for as long as necessary. A fork should pierce the flesh easily. This can take from 40 minutes to over an hour, depending on the pumpkin's size. When fully cooked, remove from oven and let cool before handling. Scoop flesh away from skin and use immediately or refridgerate. Leftovers can be used for pumpkin muffins or pumpkin puree soup (no I don't have a recipe, sorry).
Pumpkin seeds can be cleaned and placed on a piece of foil to be baked in the oven. Add a liberal amount of salt and bake at a lower temperature - 300 degrees, until seeds start to brown. You may need to mix them a bit during cooking to ensure they don't burn