It’s February. Technically, it is still winter. I know a lot of you are still dealing with snow and cold weather, but here in Florida we are pretty much back to 80 degree temperatures. Even though we’ve had a few cold snaps, it seems likely that it is time for me to put my boots and sweaters away. One of the realities of living in a warmer climate is that houses heat up with the use of our kitchen appliances. The oven is a huge culprit. As soon as the temperatures increase, I attempt to use my oven less and less. So – it was absolutely fitting that for Sunday Supper this week our family is creating a slew of no bake recipes using Florida Strawberries! I’m bringing this dairy free strawberry silk pie to the party today!
If you weren’t already aware, I’m a vegetarian. One of the funny things about being a vegetarian is that a lot of people automatically assume I eat a lot of tofu. That’s really not the case! I actually am not a huge fan of using it as a meat replacement in my cooking. BUT – for desserts? AMAZING. Give me silken tofu, please! If you haven’t made a dessert with silken tofu, you need to do so immediately. You should probably make this particular pie, actually! The cool thing about tofu is that it takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked/mixed with. In this case: strawberries! I remember the first time I served a tofu based pie to my family. It was actually a tofu pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving – they had no idea it wasn’t a “traditional” pumpkin pie until I let them know it was made with tofu! Perhaps it was mean that I tricked them, but I had to know if they would enjoy it without knowing the “secret” ingredient! So – even if you are a little wary of trying something a little different, I say you should give it a go with this dairy free strawberry silk pie and see how surprised you will be!
For this pie, the silken tofu blends together with fresh Florida Strawberries and a touch of honey (yes, that’s it!!! So simple!) to create a creamy, silky mousse pie filling. I’m telling you – it’s awesome. Florida Strawberries are naturally sweet, so you really don’t need much else to make a dessert that is delicious, flavorful and fun! Another bonus of this dairy free strawberry silk pie is that it’s on the healthier side when it comes to desserts! You will get the benefit of fresh Florida strawberries, but don’t forget about the tofu! It is a good source of protein, iron, and calcium.
Creating your own graham cracker crust is a cinch, but you could always purchase a store bought version instead. To be honest, you could simply make the filling and put it into the pie crust for a delicious dessert, but I personally think you’d be missing out if you don’t add fresh sliced Florida Strawberries. You can even have fun with the pattern you create on top! We are smack dab in the middle of Florida strawberry season (it runs from December through April), so finding beautiful, ruby red strawberries for your dessert creations should be a snap. Because I live in Florida, we see Florida strawberries everywhere in our grocery stores. However, if you live somewhere where you don’t have access to them, definitely think about requesting your local store to stock them during this season!
I made a “full sized” pie today, but I was contemplating how adorable it would be as mini pies for single serving goodness! I love a dessert that is easy to make but looks like it took much longer to put together! I think the patterned sliced strawberries give it that extra touch of sophistication and fun. So – what are you waiting for, my friends? Get yourself into the kitchen and make this pretty pink pie as soon as you possibly can!
- For the filling:
- 1 pound silken tofu
- 8-10 Florida strawberries, plus 8-10 more for decorating the top of the pie
- 1 tablespoon honey
- For the crust:
- 9 graham crackers
- ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- First: make the crust. Use a food processor to pulse the graham crackers into a fine crumb (or your desired texture). Add the crumbs to a bowl along with the brown sugar and melted coconut oil. Mix until combined.
- Place the crumb mixture into a pie plate. Use the bottom of a glass to firmly press the crumbs into the pie plate evenly. When complete, cover the crust and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour to allow it to set.
- When the pie crust has set, create the filling. Add the tofu, 8-10 Florida strawberries, and the honey into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. I chose to fully blend the strawberries into the filling to create a smooth texture in my pie filling, but you could also pulse in a few extra strawberries to create chunks within the pie as well! I also recommend tasting the filling to determine desired sweetness before placing into the pie crust. If you find it not quite sweet enough, I would recommend blending a few tablespoons of powdered sugar into the filling until it reaches desired sweetness!
- Pour the strawberry filling into the prepared pie crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- To decorate, thinly slice additional strawberries and place them on top of the prepared pie. Slice, and serve!
Do you have favorite ways to incorporate strawberries into dishes? You can get inspired with so many diverse recipes on the Florida Strawberry Pinterest Board!
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This post is sponsored by Florida Strawberry in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
Make sure you check out ALL of the scrumptious no bake strawberry desserts being served up today!
No Bake Strawberry Desserts
No Bake Strawberry Cakes and Pies
- Dairy Free Strawberry Silk Pie by Helpful Homemade
- Easy and Delicious Florida Strawberry Pie by Family Foodie
- No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- No Bake Strawberry Lime Mousse Pie by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- No-Bake Layered Chocolate Strawberry Pudding Cake by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- No-Bake Strawberry Slab Pie by Hardly A Goddess
- Strawberry Ice Cream Cake by Soulfully Made
- Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Tasty Strawberry Layered Desserts
- Fresh Strawberry Pretzel Dessert by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Low Carb Lemon & Strawberry Cheesecake Treat by My Life Cookbook
- No Bake Chocolate Strawberry Lasagna by My Sweet Savings
- Strawberry Ginger Rice Pudding Cups by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Strawberry Shortcake Parfait by Desserts Required
- Strawberry Tiramisu by Caroline’s Cooking
- Strawberry-lemon Panna Cotta with Lemon Biscotti by Authentically Candace
Special and Delicious Strawberry Treats
- Cannoli Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries by Jersey Girl Cooks
- No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake K-bobs by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream by Flour On My Face
- Strawberry Dole Whip by Sunday Supper Movement
- Strawberry Mochi by kimchi MOM
- Strawberry S’mores Skillet Dip by Casa de Crews
The Sunday Supper Movement is committed to bringing our readers delicious recipes that encourage them to gather and eat together around the family table. Search for your favorite ingredients on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Sunday Supper Pinterest boards for plenty more ideas and inspiration.