I have been dreaming of a chocolate pie for weeks. I had the pie crust and coconut milk in the fridge, plenty of chocolate chips, and a brick of silken tofu. All of these ingredients were just waiting for me to assemble…. but I waited too long. I took my pie crust out only to find it all moldy!.. Eeewwww!! This was my first sign of disaster! I guess that storing a homemade pie crust in the fridge for weeks is not a good idea (next time, stick extra crust in the FREEZER!).
Okay… start over. Make a new pie crust. I used the recipe from, “The Joy of Vegan Baking”. Not too hard. It’s ugly, but it’s made! I will call it a “rustic” pie crust. (Note to self: work on pie making techniques!)
Make easy chocolate mousse filling…. 1 brick of extra firm silken tofu and 2 cups of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips all go into a food processor. Add 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Run the food processor until everything is combined and smooth. Taste to make sure it’s perfect. Yes. Tastes delicious!
Fill the pie crust with the chocolate mousse (no one can see the cracks in my rustic crust anymore!!!). Chill it in the fridge until time to serve.
Last big step. The big she-bang before serving. Make coconut whip cream.
I pulled my can of coconut milk from the fridge, and opened it up…. it hadn’t solidified!… Trying my darndest to whip the dickens out of it with powdered sugar, and it’s just sweet coconut soup!!!… Okay… time to get creative. I put a couple of tablespoons of vegan cream cheese in the mixing bowl (can’t use much of it… we need it for our bagels!!), and keep mixing. Still not whipped cream, but it’s a thicker sauce.
Final step, plate the pie on a really busy plate to distract everyone from the coconut soup (this is what magicians do!… the art of distraction)… Grate a bit of good dark chocolate on top. I must say it looks pretty good
Now, time to rename the coconut soup before presenting it to the family. Clear throat and announce my creation….”Chocolate Mousse Pie with Coconut Sauce“.
Oh man!!!… half of the crust fell off!!!… I tried to put it back together, but it doesn’t work. Ah, who cares! Time to eat the darn pie.
Not perfect, but still delicious! ♥