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Butternut Harvest Pies

Total Time

Prep: 65 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling

Makes

2 pies (6 servings each)

This egg- and dairy-free pie is a great alternative to standard pumpkin pie! We love to make the pies with squash from our garden. Feel free to adding more of your favorite spices! You'll be glad the recipe makes two. —Juliana Thetford, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
Butternut Harvest Pies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) silken firm tofu
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg or ground mace
  • 2 graham cracker crusts (9 inches)
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash on a baking sheet, cut side down. Roast until tender, 45-55 minutes. Cool slightly. Scoop out pulp and mash (you should have about 4 cups).
  2. Place tofu, sugar, cornstarch, honey and spices in a food processor; process until smooth. Add squash; pulse just until blended. Divide between crusts.
  3. Bake at 400° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Refrigerate, covered, until cold. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 281 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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