Lemon and Blueberry Pie

Dr. Oz's son, Oliver, is crazy about this creamy pie. (Don't tell him it's vegan and gluten-free.)

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 8


For the walnut-date crust
  • Coconut oil, for pie pan
  • 1½ cups chopped walnuts
  • ¾ c. pitted and chopped moist dates, such as Medjool
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
For the filling
  • 1 lb. silken tofu, briefly drained on paper towels
  • ½ c. sugar
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon plus ¼ cup juice
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (6-oz) container 1 blueberries (about 1⅓ cups)


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 350°F.
  2. Make the crust: Coat inside of a 9-inch pie pan with some coconut oil. Pulse the walnuts, dates, thyme, and vanilla in a food processor until walnuts are very finely chopped and mixture holds together when pressed. (Or process ingredients in batches in a blender.) Press the walnut mixture firmly and evenly into pie pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake crust just until it begins to brown around the edges, 12 to 15 min. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  4. Make the filling: Process the tofu, sugar, lemon zest and juice, cornstarch, and salt together in the food processor (or blender) until smooth.
  5. Transfer to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring almost constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Cook until slightly thickened, 1 min. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool slightly.
  6. Sprinkle almost all of the blueberries evenly in the pie pan. Pour the tofu cream over the blueberries. Refrigerate, uncovered, until chilled and set, at least 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Scatter remaining berries on top. Slice pie and serve chilled.

283 cal, 16 g fat (2 g saturated), 7 g protein, 33 g carb, 25 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 17 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol per serving

Adapted from The Oz Family Kitchen. Copyright © 2015 by Lisa Oz.

This recipe originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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