Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21, 2011: Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtle Pie Recipe

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This recipe – which would make a wonderful holiday dessert – is courtesy of my dear mother-in-law, Judy. It’s special enough for Christmas dinner and the combination of ingredients will please the chocolate lovers as well as the traditional dessert lovers in your family.

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtle Pie

Filling:
1 14-ounce bag vanilla caramels
½ c. butter
½ c. heavy whipping cream
2 cups pecan halves, roasted
Chocolate cookie pie crust or regular pie crust, blind baked

Topping:
1/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips
2 T. butter
2 T. light corn syrup
½ t. vanilla extract
Prepared whipped cream topping

To prepare filling: add caramels, butter and cream to a heavy, medium-sized saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring often with a whisk, until caramels and butter melt. Remove from heat and whisk until completely smooth. Stir in pecans.

Pour mixture into prepared pie crust. Cover and chill three to four hours, until completely cooled and firm.

To prepare topping: stir chocolate chips and butter in a heavy, small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in cream, corn syrup and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Pour over chilled pie and chill an additional hour. Just before serving, decorate with dollops of whipped cream.

Serves 10

4 comments:

  1. Stir in what cream in the topping? I don't see cream as an ingredient!

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  2. Hi Bonnie,
    The last ingredient is "prepared whipped cream topping." You can use a tub of Cool Whip and add as much as you desire.
    Candace

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  3. "To prepare topping: stir chocolate chips and butter in a heavy, small saucepan over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and "STIR IN CREAM", corn syrup and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Pour over chilled pie and chill an additional hour. Just before serving, decorate with dollops of whipped cream."

    This is the cream I'm referring to. I don't see it listed.

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  4. Hi Bonnie - I guess the instructions should say "stir in heavy whipping cream". I did not use the full description, but the "heavy whipping cream" listed in the ingredients is the CREAM referred to in the instructions. Hope this helps.
    Candace

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