Wicked Chocolate Pie

A very rich dessert to be savoured on your most special occasions

This gorgeous chocolate pie is nestled in a delicious cashew crust and is incredibly rich and decadent. Serve in small wedges and enjoy this luxurious, chocolate lover’s dream with friends and family.

Servings: Makes one 9-inch pie



  • 1/3 cup unsalted, roasted cashews
  • 3 Tbsp. Sucanat or brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. prune puree
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • Dash salt

Chocolate Filling

  • 2 cups vegan (non-dairy) chocolate chips
  • 24.6 oz. extra firm, silken tofu
  • 3/4 cup Sucanat or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash salt

Almond Topping

  • 1 cup thinly sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Raspberry Sauce

  • 10 oz. bag frozen, unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Use a 9-inch silicone springform pan. (Side may be loosened and removed after baking.)
  3. Place the cashews in a food processor and grind until they resemble fine meal. Add Sucanat or sugar, prune puree and vanilla. Process until well combined. Mix the flour and salt in a medium bowl. Add the cashew mixture and mix well, beginning with a spoon and ending with your hands. Press this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes, until light brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Place the chocolate chips in a double boiler and melt over barely simmering water. Place the tofu in a food processor and process until smooth. Add Sucanat or sugar, vanilla, and salt. Process again, then add the melted chocolate. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Scoop the chocolate mixture into the pan. Smooth out the top and bake at 350 F for 35 minutes. Remove from oven andlet cool to touch (10-15 minutes), then refrigerate for at least two hours before serving. Remove side before serving.
  6. Place the maple syrup in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly for about one minute, then add the almonds, reduce the heat and continue to stir at least five minutes until the syrup has crystallized onto the almonds and the almonds appear dry. (If the heat is too high, the sugar will burn and you will have a sticky, smelly mess.) Place on a baking sheet and allow to cool. Store at room temperature in a covered container.
  7. Place the raspberries and sugar in a blender jar. Process until blended. Strain the sauce through a fine strainer, stirring often to remove the seeds. Leave the mixture in the strainer for at least one hour to allow as much sauce as possible to drip through. Discard the seeds and pour the seedless sauce into a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Cut a small wedge of the chocolate pie and place on a dessert plate. Sprinkle a few of the almonds over the pie, then drizzle with a small amount of the raspberry sauce.

Nutrition facts per serving Calories 453; protein 12 g; fat 18 g; carbs 76 g.

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