Dark Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Pie

TOTAL TIME: 4 hr 10 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 3 hr
Cook: 50 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CRUST:
  • 1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon cocoa butter , melted
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup almonds, pulverised
    FILLING:
      TOPPING:
      • 3 bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch discs
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      Directions

      To make the crust: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch pie pan with 1/2 teaspoon cocoa butter.

      In a big bowl, mix together the coconut, almonds, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa butter, vanilla extract and salt until crumbly. Mold the crust mixture into the pan, pushing up along the sides. Bake until the coconut is lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

      To make the filling: Heat a double boiler over medium heat and melt the chocolate, stirring until creamy. Remove from the heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

      In a big bowl add the tofu, soy milk, maple syrup and cooled melted chocolate and blend with a hand mixer until completely smooth, about 10 minutes.

      Pour the chocolate filling into the piecrust and chill for 2 hours.

      To make the topping: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Coat the sliced bananas in sugar. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, in an even layer. Bake until crisp and caramelized, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool.

      To assemble: Top the pie with a layer of caramelized bananas, starting from the middle and working outwards in a circle. Chill for another 30 minutes.

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      • on November 04, 2012

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        Very yummy! Hard to believe there is tofu in it! I highly recommend.
        Note: there are a plethora of discrepancies in the recipe and what she did on the show. For the crust, she used unsweetened coconut, not sweetened, and 1/2 cup, not 1/4 cup, pulverized almonds. She used a 7" "pie mold" which looked like a tart pan, not a 9" pie pan. For the bananas, she used 2, not 3, and, as another reviewer noted, she broiled them for a few minutes on the top rack. She did not bake them and she did not use parchment paper, which will burn under the broiler. Watch the video if there is a still a link to it with the recipe!
        C'mon, be true to Queen Nadia, web page people!

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      • on September 30, 2012

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        I made this almost exactly like the recipe. However, when making the crust, there wasn't enough to push up on the edges (and I used a 9" pan. So I doubled the crust recipe, and pushed it up on the edges. Once baked, it didn't seem to make much of a rim. But it didn't matter, as the pie came out perfect! Only had to broil the bananas about 5-7 minutes. 10 minutes and the burned (had to re-do them. I used cocoa butter for the first time. Expensive, but tasty stuff. It was a hit for my dinner party (and non of us vegan!. Success - hurray! I would just request that the chocolate be more definitive: what percent cocoa? Ideally chocolate in ounces or grams rather than in cups.

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      • on May 25, 2012

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        I baked my bananas, and they were just mushy and sticky... tastes like dehydrated bananas... not good eats. I used soft tofu, and added some whipping cream; thought it needed a little dairy taste since I am not a vegan... it is in the fridge now, I can't wait to eat it!!! :D

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