Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie
Baked Pastry Shell
cup whipping cream
cup semisweet chocolate pieces (6 ounces)
egg yolks, lightly beaten
tablespoons creme de cacao or whipping cream
12 1/4 ounce jar caramel ice cream topping (1 cup)
cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans or almonds
cup whipped cream
Chocolate curls (optional)
- Prepare Baked Pastry Shell; set aside.
- In a heavy medium saucepan combine the 1 cup whipping cream, the chocolate pieces, butter, and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat. Gradually stir half of the hot mixture into beaten egg yolks. Return egg mixture to chocolate mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened and begins to bubble (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. (Mixture may appear to separate.) Stir in the 3 tablespoons creme de cacao or whipping cream. Place the saucepan in a bowl of ice water, stirring occasionally, until the mixture stiffens and becomes hard to stir (about 20 minutes). Transfer the chocolate mixture to a medium mixing bowl.
- Beat cooled chocolate mixture with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
- Spread caramel ice cream topping in bottom of Baked Pastry Shell. Sprinkle pecans evenly over caramel. Carefully spread filling into pie shell. Cover and refrigerate pie for 5 to 24 hours. To serve, top with whipped cream. If you like, garnish with chocolate curls. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Nutrition Facts(Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie)
- Per serving:
- 725 kcal cal.,
- 47 g fat
- (22 g sat. fat,
- 136 mg chol.,
- 290 mg sodium,
- 72 g carb.,
- 4 g fiber,
- 6 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet