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Friday, May 15, 2009

Non-Dairy Pie Recipes

I wrote about Silken Creations from Nasoya in First Non-Dairy Starter for Smoothies and Desserts.

The first ever non-dairy "dessert starter", new Silken Creations from Nasoya is naturally flavored, dairy free, low in fat and calories, has no cholesterol and is gluten free. It comes in the three most popular flavors for smoothies and desserts: Dark Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.

They sent out another press release which I thought at first was announcing a new product. Nope. Same Silken Creations. But this time their touting its wonderfulness for pies.

They didn't mention pies in the last press release. I don't know if they're just cleverly claiming yet another use or whether people weren't buying it to make mousse and cake with so they're trying to shift course.

In any case, what leads me to mention them again is that they give several recipes in the press release. And that means I can legitimately reprint them here and pass them along to you. Of course, you need Silken Creations to make the pies.
Nasoya Chocolate Silken Pie

1 pkg Nasoya(R) Silken Creations Dark Chocolate
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
1 bar of dark chocolate, shaved (optional)
2 tbsp water

Preparation Preheat oven to 325 F. Mix the cornstarch and 2 tbsp of water into a medium bowl. Blend the Nasoya(R) Silken Creations Dark Chocolate into the bowl. Pour the mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust and bake for 45 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, refrigerator uncovered for 2 hours or until cooled completely. Sprinkle chocolate shaving on top.

Key Lime Pie

1 pkg Nasoya(R) Silken Creations Vanilla
1 prepared graham cracker pie crust
2 tbsp cornstarch
6 tbsp freshly squeezed key lime juice (approximately 1/2 lb key limes)
2 tbsp water

Preparation Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix the cornstarch and 2 tbsp of water into a medium bowl. Blend the Nasoya(R) Silken Creations Vanilla and key lime juice into the bowl. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Strawberry Silken Pie

1 pkg Nasoya(R) Silken Creations Strawberry
2 tbsp corn starch
1 prepared 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
1-1/2 c strawberries, halved
1/4 c strawberry jelly
2 tbsp water

Preparation Preheat oven to 325 F. Mix the cornstarch and 2 tbsp of water into a medium bowl. Blend the Nasoya(R) Silken Creations Strawberry into the bowl. Pour into the prepared graham cracker crust and bake for 45 minutes. Cool at room temperature for 30 minutes and refrigerate uncovered until cooled completely. Top with sliced strawberries. Heat jelly in the microwave until it reaches a thin consistency and brush onto the strawberries. Cool in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

More information about the product at their website or at parent company Vitasoy.

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1 comment:

BC said...

I tried making some chocolate cream pie with this after reading on another blog that it was good frozen. It was awesome. I'm not much for recipes, but if you get an oreo crust, pop in the silken creations, freeze it, and then top it with Soyatoo before serving -- wicked good and vegan (or close to vegan, didn't read the oreo crust).