Happy Save-a-Turkey Day!

November 23rd, 2006 2:22 pm by Kelly Garbato

Or Happy Tofurky Day, as it’s known ’round my house.

Happy Tofurky Day!

Tonight we’ll be feasting on – what else? – an oven-roasted Tofurky which, along with buhbie carrots and potatoes, will spend much of the day soaking up an orange juice/soy sauce/brown sugary marinade. The stuffed soy dish will be served with all the trimmings – cranberry dumplings, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with vegan “bacon” bits, even a faux wishbone (thoughtfully provided by Turtle Island). You know the deal – basically, vegan versions of your standard T-day fare.

The grand finale: a very sweet vegan rendition of pumpkin pie. This recipe is passed on from dear ol’ ma, but I think the good folks at Tofutti actually came up with it.

Recipe below the fold.

Frost on Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients (Filling)
1 cup Tofutti sour cream (or another vegan version)
1 can vanilla frosting
1 can (15 oz.) solid pumpkin pack
1 cup vegan whipped cream (Hip Whip or similar)
1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 – 1 teaspoons ginger
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoons cloves

Ingredients (Crust)
1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs (approximately 24 crushed graham crackers)
(some “accidentally vegan” brands listed here)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoons nutmeg
1/8 teaspoons cloves
1/3 cup melted margarine


1. Mix crust ingredients and put in pie pan, leaving 1 tablespoon of crust mix to sprinkle on top.

2. Bake crust 7-9 minutes at 350 degrees or until brown.

3. Mix, by hand, all the filling ingredients together in a mixing bowl – except for the whipped cream. When the filling ingredients are fully blended, then “fold in” 1 cup of whipped cream.

4. Once the baked crust has cooled, pour (or spoon) all of the filling onto the crust. Sprinkle the leftover crust crumbs on top of the filling.

5. Refrigerate for 4 hours and serve cold.



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