Recipe courtesy of Rachel Gitlin
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Pastry Dough:
Pecan Surprise:
Pumpkin Filling:


Pastry Dough: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-inch pie plate.

Mix the flour, salt and oil thoroughly, using a fork to incorporate the ingredients. Slowly add the rice milk and stir to form a stiff dough. Gather it into a ball and knead for 2 minutes. Roll out thinly between sheets of waxed paper to form a 10-inch circle. Lay it over the prepared pie plate, pressing it down to eliminate any air pockets. Crimp edges. Prick the pastry with a fork and bake for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to completely cool before filling.

Pecan Surprise: Combine the sweetener and corn oil in a saucepan and cook until foamy. Quickly stir in the pecans. Spread evenly over the bottom of the pie crust and set aside at room temperature.

Pumpkin Filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Process for about 3 minutes. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake for 50 minutes. Garnish the edge of the pie with whole toasted pecans. Let the pie cool and serve. This pie is also delicious served chilled, allowing the pie to rest about 10 minutes after you pull it from the refrigerator before eating insures optimum flavor.

TOFU WHIPPED CREME:In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients until smooth. Add water if necessary to achieve a whipped cream consistency. Refrigerate until needed. Yield: about 2 cups

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