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Mad Mocha Marbled Mousse Pie
Mad Mocha Marbled Mousse Pie

Today’s guest recipe is brought to us by Laura Theodore, a.k.a., The Jazzy Vegetarian
on PBS. Her new cookbook, Vegan For Everyone, features more than 160 family
friendly recipes (many of which are gluten-free) and over 200 beautiful, full-color photos.

This pie is gorgeous to look at, delicious to eat and a delight to serve! Your family and guests
will think you slaved for hours creating the “fancy” marbled effect, but it’s actually super easy do! You will please chocolate and coffee lovers alike with this impressive sweet indulgence!

Mad Mocha Marbled Mousse Pie

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to coat pan
11 Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
2/3 cup chopped pecans
cup chopped walnuts
cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut

1 block (14 to 15 ounces) extra-firm regular tofu, drained and crumbled
5 tablespoons vegan cane sugar
cup cold, strong brewed coffee
1 cups vegan dark chocolate chips (55% to 70% cacao)
cup unsweetened or sweetened nondairy milk


Generously coat a 9-inch round pie pan with olive oil. Put all of the crust ingredients in a high-
performance blending appliance and process into a dough, stopping the machine and scraping
the bowl several times. The dough will be very sticky. Transfer the dough to the oiled pan and
press it into the bottom and up the sides of the pan (see note). Put the pie pan in the freezer for 6 to 8 minutes, and then transfer to the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
To make the filling, put the tofu, sugar and coffee into a blender and process until very smooth.

Transfer 1/3 cup of the tofu/coffee mixture to a small bowl and reserve. Add the chocolate chips to the top of the remaining tofu mixture (that is still in the blender container).
Put the nondairy milk into a small saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium-low heat.
Immediately pour the simmering nondairy milk over the chocolate chip mixture and process for
30 seconds to 1 minute, or until it becomes completely smooth. Pour the chocolate filling into
the chilled crust (it will mound up slightly, above the crust). Immediately drop 5 to 6 spoonfuls of the reserved tofu/coffee mixture onto the top of the pie. Then, using a wooden skewer or the tip of a knife, gently swirl the tofu/coffee mixture into the top of the pie in a pleasing, marbleized pattern. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or overnight), until completely set. Slice and serve!

Chef’s note: If you are cooking gluten free, make certain to purchase certified gluten-free tofu,
available in most supermarkets.
Chef’s note: If desired, create a decorative edge to the crust. Using the tines of a fork, press gently down around the entire outer edge of the crust to form evenly sspaced lines.
Photo Credit: Laura Theodore
Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore Published by Scribe Publishing Company,
2020. Reprinted by permission.

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