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Chocolate Butterscotch Cream Pie w/ Hazelnut Macadamia Crust

Butterscotch layer:

2 Cups raw cashews
1 Cup buttershots/butterscotch schnapps (can use 1 Cup water w/ 2 tsp butterscotch extract)
1 TBSP maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place cashews and buttershots in a bowl and let soak for at least 4 hours, preferrably overnight. Drain completely, reserving the liquid. Place cashews in the blender and blend until smooth. Add buttershots, maple syrup and vanilla and blend until smooth. Place in fridge and let chill until ready to use.

For the crust:

3/4 Cup raw hazelnuts
3/4 Cup raw macadamias
3/4 Cup sweet rice flour
1 TBSP Kahlua (or soymilk)
3 TBSP shortening
1 TBSP maple syrup
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350
Place hazelnuts and macadamias in food processor or blender and grind into a fine powder. Empty into a bowl and add kahlua, shortening, maple syrup and salt. Incorporate well. Dough should form a ball when pressed together. Press into a greased pie plate evenly and bake for 15-17 minutes.

Chocolate layer:

12 oz. Firm silken tofu (such as mori-nu)
1 Cup chocolate chips
1 Cup soymilk
3/4 Cup sugar
3 TBSP arrowroot
1 T godiva liquer (or 1 tsp chocolate extract)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place tofu in blender and blend until completely smooth.
Place 1/2 cup soymilk in a container and whisk in the arrowroot until completely dissolved. Set aside. Put the other 1/2 cup of soymilk and all of the chocolate chips in a small saucepan and turn heat on to medium. Cook until chocolate melts completely. Once melted, whisk in the arrowroot mixture and sugar, stirring constantly until thickened, about 4-6 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in godiva liquer and vanilla extract. Add to the tofu and blend until smooth. Pour into cooked pie crust and place in fridge to cool.

Once the chocolate layer is set, pour butterscotch layer over and let it chill for another 30 minutes, or until firm. Top with soy whipped cream and chocolate syrup (melt some chocolate chips in a double boiler and whisk in some soymilk or godiva liquer) drizzled over the top.


Anonymous said...

Buttershots is great but isn't vegan (dairy) don't know about butterscotch schanpps (maybe made with EB?) ... could be made vegan with a vegan butterscotch recipe with REAL Scotch whiskey ... my Celtic roots are excited.

Anonymous said...

And Godiva liquor is most certainly NOT vegan either.