Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Tofu Cutlets are sweet and savory with a perfect texture. They're a great vegan Christmas dinner recipe, and sneakily simple to make!
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Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Tofu Cutlets

Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Tofu Cutlets are sweet and savory with a perfect texture. They're a great vegan Christmas dinner recipe, and sneakily simple to make! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Holiday, Vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 296kcal
Author Becky Striepe

Ingredients

For the Pineapple-Ginger Glaze

  • 1 20 ounce can of pineapple in juice drain, and reserve the juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1" piece fresh ginger

For the Glazed Tofu

  • 1 block extra firm tofu pressed and sliced into 8 cutlets

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.

Make the Pineapple-Ginger Glaze

  • Pull out 4 pineapple rings, and set them aside. You should have 2 pineapple rings remaining.
  • Put the pineapple rings, 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice, the brown sugar, and the ginger into your blender or food processor. Puree until you have a thick glaze.
  • Pour the glaze into an 8x8" glass pan. 

Make the Glazed Tofu

  • Place the tofu cutlets into the glaze, tossing to coat. Let the tofu marinate for at least 15 minutes. More, if you can wait longer.
  • Remove the tofu from the pan. Place it on a lined baking sheet, and brush it with a couple of tablespoons of the reserved glaze. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the tofu from the oven and transfer it to the glass pan that's holding the glaze. Brush more glaze onto each tofu piece. 
  • Top the tofu with the remaining 8 pineapple slices. Bake for 30 more minutes.

Notes

This recipe is adapted from my Twice-Baked BBQ Tofu and Paula Deen's Old Fashioned Holiday Glazed Ham.
Serve your Glazed Tofu with your favorite holiday sides, like my Kid-Friendly Vegetable Roast and a kale salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal