What's a healthy recipe for pumpkin pie?

This seasonal favorite gets a nutritional boost from whole wheat flour, oat bran and creamy silken tofu.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Makes: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.

1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup oat bran
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
1 tablespoon mild olive oil
1/4 cup  ice water
25 ounces Lite Silken Extra Firm Tofu, divided
3/4 cup Sucanat
2 cups Pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  1. Spray pie pan with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Place whole wheat pastry flour, oat bran and salt in food processor and pulse to mix.
  3. Add tofu and process for a few seconds.
  4. With motor running, pour rice syrup through feed tube. Next add oil and ice water, processing until dough begins to form a ball. 
  5. Place the pie dough between two sheets of wax paper, dusted lightly with whole-wheat flour.
  6. Roll into a circle between 1/8" to 1/4" thick. Peel off top sheet of wax paper and lay dough over 9 inch deep pie plate.
  7. Peel off second sheet of wax paper and gently press into pie plate. Trim and shape around the edges.
  8. Set aside in refrigerator while preparing filling.
  9. Blend remaining tofu in a food processor until smooth.
  10. Add remaining filling ingredients and blend thoroughly.
  11. Pour into unbaked piecrust.
  12. Bake on center rack of preheated oven for about 1 hour. Filling will be soft, but will firm up as it cools. 
  13. Chill and serve with a dollop of dairy-free whipped topping.

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