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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Creme Pie

This pie is almost too good to be true.  Creamy, dessert pies are some of my favorites.  I'm not always a huge fan of mushy fruit pies (minus apple, of course), but I love me a creme pie.  I used to love going to Village Inn when I was younger and looking at their pie case.

My top picks were usually French Silk, Pecan, Pumpkin, Apple or anything fluffy and decadent.  Like this one.

I had the opportunity again to feature a dessert with COOLWHIP Whipped Topping as the star, and I invented this pie last weekend.  I had gotten a jar of Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel sauce at the Sweet Basil Market a couple of weeks back and was just dying to use it up.  And not by me just eating spoonfuls of it at a time, in something really meaningful.

Some of our best desserts are quick and easy.  This pie is no exception.

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Creme Pie
1 pkg. graham crackers (about 10)
1/3 c. unsalted butter, melted
1 12 oz. jar Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Sauce (or any favorite chocolate sauce)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
1 container COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a food processor crush graham crackers until they resemble fine crumbs.  Pour in melted butter and pulse to combine.  Press graham cracker mixture in the bottom and up the sides of an 8 in. pie shell.  Bake for 10 minutes, allow to cool.

In a bowl combine softened cream cheese, sugar and 1 c. of COOL WHIP.  Layer as follows: 1/2 of the pecans, 1/2 jar of sauce, COOL WHIP mixture, other 1/2 jar of sauce, remaining COOL WHIP, remaining pecans.

Set in fridge to set for at least one hour before serving.

This is a great pie to take to anyone needing a pick-me-up or a potluck, as it keeps well in the fridge for many days.  I should know, as the husband and I kept reaching in and grabbing bites here and there.

It was bad.

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  1. I remember Village Inn when I was young. My favorite was the Peanut Butter Pie. This looks amazing!

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)June 4, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Okay, that pie sounds INSANE!!! I want some!!!