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Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Impossible healthy Chocolate pecan pie.

Impossible Healthy Pecan Pie - NO Butter, and NO Corn Syrup!... Full recipe: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/11/28/healthy-chocolate-pecan-pie/ @choccoveredkt

Of course chocolate.

Would you expect anything less from a chocolate-covered blog?

vegan pecan pie

You all saw my ugly pecan pie.

Luckily, the second try for this healthy chocolate pecan pie turned out much prettier–and much more delicious.

This secretly healthy pecan pie is the perfect balance of gooey, chewy, rich, and sweet. If you can’t stop eating the raw batter, you know a recipe’s going to be good!

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Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecans (plus extras for garnish)
  • 12.3 oz silken-firm tofu (one Mori-Nu package)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup agave or pure maple syrup (See nutrition link, below, for a sugar-free idea)
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 2 tbsp molasses (or more agave, if you don’t want a molasses flavor)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

Blend all ingredients, except pecans, in a food processor until very smooth. Then add the pecans and pulse a few times until they’re chopped. Pour into a prepared pie crust, and top with additional pecans if desired. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees, for 45 minutes. If you serve the pie immediately, it’ll be very gooey (not necessarily a bad thing). But if you let it chill in the fridge, it firms up quite nicely the longer it sits. The pie fills up a prepared graham-cracker crust. If your crust is bigger, you might want to make 1 and 1/2 servings or even double the recipe. I cut this pie into 9 slices for the party, but that was because people often prefer “taste-size” slices at parties with many desserts. I’d say this recipe could comfortably serve six.

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Healthy Chocolate Pecan Pie

Question of the Day:
How do you pronounce “pecan”?

I always said it pee-can (like toucan) until I moved to Texas. There, people told me I had it all wrong, and it was pee-cahn, or even puh-cahn. They take it very seriously down here… kind of like the “sprinkles or jimmies” debate. By the way, does anyone say “jimmies”? I’ve never met anyone who does!

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I LOVE Almond Breeze – can’t wait to try these new flavors.

    I say puh-cahn or pee-cahn pie. What’s funny was after I had your pronunciation in my head it was REALLY hard to figure out what I naturally say. Ha. We had pecan pie for Thanksgiving this year.

  2. Katie says:

    Definitely “puh-cahn”, and I’m from “deep” south Louisiana. This looks FANTASTIC!! Can’t wait to try CCK!!

  3. Barb says:

    i’m from the philadelphia area, and everyone i know says “jimmies” for rainbow colored, especially. chocolate are still “sprinkles”, most times. I’ve always said “sprinkles”..

    I’ve never been a fan of pecan pie, but probably because I just love other pies so much! Your recipe makes me want to try it! Maybe I’ll be a convert.. 🙂 Glad you had a happy holiday!

  4. Audrey says:

    I say pecan like you do. I also say sprinkles…and pop (for carbonated beverages).

  5. Okay…so making this! I gotta get me some tofu 😀

  6. Just saw the almond milk on Hungry Girl and cannot wait to try it! Also, I call them jimmies – it’s actually not Politically Correct at all but is I think a New England thing.

  7. Katie says:

    Definitely “puh-cawn” (The “w” just seemed right, I …stretch… the word so much), but then, I use terms like “y’all”, “hunker down”, and “I reckon so” pretty regularly.

  8. Tine says:

    Lovely recipe! Gonna try this!
    Question: is the extra sugar necessary if you already use agave of maple syrup? Or do you need it for the ‘texture’ of the pie?

    1. Depending on your sweet tooth, you might think it’s sweet enough without it.

  9. merry says:

    i say peecan or puh-can. but i say jimmies! and i’m from new hampshire 🙂

  10. Crystal says:

    Oh Katie I was SOOOO wrong our pies are NOTHING alike!! Here is the recipe and picture of my pie …

    http://cleanandhealthy.blogspot.com/2011/11/pecan-pie.html

    If you ever feel like making it and telling people about it I would be honored!! It was soooo simple to make just a few ingredients that I already had on hand and no baking required (other than toasting to pecans)!!

    To be fair the pie I made is not vegan, but only because I used a store bought pie crust … swap out the crust for a vegan crust and then you will have yourself a 100% true vegan pie!! 🙂

  11. Sarah says:

    i say to-mato and you say tomayto. I say pee-can you say puh-can. i say pumpkin you say punkin. All depends on where your from and how your parents said it, i guess. By the way this looks exactly like the chocolate pecan chess pie i made for thanksgiving. http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-pecan-chess-pie-50400000117047/ Have a chocolate covered day, CCK!

    1. Sarah says:

      p.s.- just wondering, do you not like it when people leave links, cuz i think i’ve been doin’ that quite a bit 🙂 i think it might get annoying so if you would rather i not do so, please just tell me.

  12. Christelle says:

    I say pee-can and I call them sprinkles….I’ve never heard of jimmies before?

  13. I say pecan the same way too, I am going to have to try this pie since my family has a pecan tree here in texas.

  14. Ashleysh22 says:

    I met people in Rhode Island who said jimmies.

    I pronounce pecan like toucan 🙂

  15. Yasmeen says:

    That pie looks awesome! I’m going to give it a try this weekend, but I’m going to use Comfy Belly’s Cinnamon Cookie Pie Crust for double deliciousness! :))

    http://comfybelly.com/2010/11/cinnamon-cookie-pie-crust/#.TtOvKLLNltk

  16. Rebecca says:

    I’m from Texas and I say “puh-cahn”…The “pee-can” is what men keep in the car for long auto trips in case there’s not a serviceable, clean restroom for many miles or any acceptable trees or bushes to duck behind… Women might have these also but it’s a bit more challenging for us gals…(TMI…but this is a joke for us here in Texas)!

    (Joke, folks…just a joke…) If you “get” this then I bet you have a hard time saying “pee-can” again without a grin!

    😉 Cheers, Y’all!

    1. Julia says:

      My dad used to ask what the difference was between a rich man & a poor man: The rich man has a canopy over his bed and a poor man has one under his. .. . 😉

      1. Rebecca says:

        I’ve never heard that one! 😉 What a hoot and a holler!

  17. I love this pie recipe- and wish I had seen it before Thanksgiving. I indulged too much in a chocolate pecan pie that was definitely NOT as healthy as this. I made a pumpkin pie using silken tofu that was AWESOME.
    Oh- and I picked up some of the almond/coconut milk over the weekend… I think I’m in love…

  18. Wonderful recipe Katie! I posted a pecan recipe today too, love pecans this time of year! I heard Rachel Ray say one time that both are correct…And your pictures look beautiful!

  19. That looks delish! I love pecan pie and this is an actual healthy version!

  20. Sounds delicious! I bet the tofu gives it a bit of a cheesecakey texture. And I definitely say pee-can. I also say jimmies, but only when referring to chocolate. The rainbow are sprinkles!

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