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Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 40 mins Chill 5 hrs to 24 hrs Cook 15 mins Stand 20 mins
Caramel-Pecan French Silk Pie
Ingredients
  • 1  Baked Pastry Shell
  • 1  cup  whipping cream
  • 1  cup  semisweet chocolate pieces (6 ounces)
  • 1/3  cup  butter
  • 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 2  egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3  tablespoons  creme de cacao or whipping cream
  • 1 12 1/4 ounce jar  caramel ice cream topping (1 cup)
  • 3/4  cup  coarsely chopped toasted pecans or almonds
  • 1  cup  whipped cream
  •  Chocolate curls (optional)
Directions

1. Prepare Baked Pastry Shell; set aside.

2. 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.

3. Beat cooled chocolate mixture with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

4. 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 725,
  • Fat, total (g) 47,
  • chol. (mg) 136,
  • sat. fat (g) 22,
  • carb. (g) 72,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 1020,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 290,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Other Carb () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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