Butternut Harvest Pies
This egg- and dairy-free pie is a great alternative to standard pumpkin pie! We love to make the pies with squash from our garden. Feel free to flavor-up this pie, adding more of your favorite spices! You'll be glad the recipe makes two. —Juliana Thetford, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Total TimePrep: 65 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling
Makes2 pies (6 servings each)
- 1 large butternut squash (about 4 pounds)
- 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) silken firm tofu
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg or ground mace
- Two 9-inch graham cracker crusts (about 6 ounces each)
- Sweetened whipped cream, optional
- Preheat oven to 400°. Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash on a baking sheet, cut side down. Roast until tender, 45-55 minutes. Cool slightly. Scoop out pulp and mash (you should have about 4 cups).
- Place tofu, sugar, cornstarch, honey and spices in a food processor; process until smooth. Add squash; pulse just until blended. Divide between crusts.
- Bake at 400° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Refrigerate, covered, until cold. If desired, serve with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 281 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.
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Originally published as Tofu Butternut Squash (or Pumpkin or Sweet Potato!) Pie in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes 2017