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Easy Peanut Butter Pie

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups of chocolate or regular vegan graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon oil
4 + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 package extra firm, silken tofu (such as Mori-Nu brand)
8 ounces tofu cream cheese
2/3 cup dry sweetener (sucanat, etc.)
1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat pie pan with cooking spray.
Mix graham cracker crumbs, oil, and 4 tablespoons maple syrup together and press into the pie pan.
Place remaining ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth and pour into the crust.
Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
Enjoy!

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was super yummy!  I made a few changes to the recipe because I didn't have Tofutti on hand.  Instead, I used a second box of silken tofu and a stick (1/2 cup) of vegan margarine.  I added a little flour (because I was afraid the margarine might make it too soft)-- about 1/4 cup, though I just dumped some in without measuring.  I also used sugar in place of sweetener.  I put the pie in the freezer overnight and took it to a potluck this morning.  It had a while to soften but was still ever-so-slightly frozen in the middle, which was really good. 

It was so rich and yummy, I don't think anyone would have known it was vegan if I hadn't told them.  Everyone loved it.  I love that it is totally decadent without being over-the-top sweet or too rich, like most peanut butter pies I have had.  It was a perfect balance of creaminess and lightness.

The only thing I don't like about this pie is that it is a little lacking in presentation.  Maybe this is what furrysgirl meant by it needing a top layer?  Taste-wise, I don't think it needs anything, but it looks a little bare.  I think next time I will put some chopped nuts on top, or something... a caramel drizzle maybe?  Not that it would stop me from making this pie as-is.  It was awesome.  I think this will be my new potluck recipe.  Woo!

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This was tasty. The filling was kind of pudding-like, which isn't such a bad thing. It would be good served in ramekins as a pudding. But as a pie it needs a topping or middle layer. Definitely something good to work with though. Thanks!

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I made my sister this for Easter because she doesn't like chocolate and I was planning on a cookies and cream type cheesecake for the rest of us. Anyway, it turned out amazing and she loved it (as did the rest of the family) :) I used all natural peanut butter, organic amaranth graham crackers, and a tablespoon of melted earth balance instead of oil. Then I drizzled white chocolate peanut butter on top. Yum yum yumm.

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This pie is so creamy and delicious that my non-vegan friends were totally shocked that there is no dairy in it...and I was too! It almost tastes like a peanut butter shake in pie form...which is pretty amazing, I have to say. I actually forgot to add chocolate to it, so that will be an addition for next time, or I might just use an Oreo cookie crust like someone else on here suggested. This pie is really so easy to make (Oh, I used a vegan pre-made pie crust) and is so tasty!!!

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I have made this MANY MANY times, and I love it more and more each time. YUM!

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