Strawberry Lime Cream Pie
from Clean Eating Magazine
1 1/2 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered (reserve 1 or 2 for garnish)
1/4 C sugar, honey, or stevia
1 12 oz pkg extra firm silken tofu (about 2 cups cubed)….yes tofu!
1 C low fat cottage cheese
zest 1 lime
1 baked extra-easy whole wheat pie crust (see below)
In a medium sauce pot on medium heat, combine strawberries and sugar. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often, until strawberries break down, release their juices and become thick and jam-like. Scrape strawberries into a large glass bowl and cool to room temp, about 20 minutes. Scrape strawberries into the jar of a blender with tofu, cottage cheese and lime zest. Blend until very smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of blender. Pour puree into baked pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Garnish with reserved strawberries. Slice and serve!
I used the left over strawberry mix in my plain Greek yogurt throughout the week…YUM!
Extra-Easy Whole Wheat Pie Crust
1 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour, plus some for work surface
1 tsp sugar or stevia
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 C low fat milk
1 egg yolk
1 T oil (safflower, grape, canola)
1 T apple cider vinegar
Preheat over to 350F. In bowl of food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Pulse together until mixed. In a spouted measuring cup, whisk together milk, egg yolk, oil, and vinegar. With processor running, slowly pour mixture through chute into dry ingredients. The mix should be partially crumbly but sticks together when squeezed. Dump dough out onto well-floured surface. Squeeze into a singular mound and pat it down to a disc and 1/2inch thick. Using rolling pin, roll dough out until 12 inches in diameter. Set rolling pin at bottom edge and gently roll dough onto pin so that dough drapes over pin. Transfer dough to pie dish. Gently press dough into the edges of dosh and up the sides. Fold excess dough under and pinch, creating a roughly 1/2 in rim. Using your fingers, or with a fork, crimp entire rim. Poke dough all over with a fork to create stem. (my edge wasn’t pretty, but that’s ok because it didn’t change the flavor 🙂 Bake in oven for 20 minutes until edges and center are just golden. Remove from oven and let cool.
Variations: you can sub 1/4 the flour with 1/4 C unsalted nuts of your choice, finely chopped or ground. Almond flour, pistachios….
Nutrients per serving (1/8): 207 calories, 5g fat, 12g sugar, 30g carbs, 10g protein (wahoo cottage cheese and tofu!)
Until next time…
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