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caramel pecan french silk pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Your teeth may fall out after eating this pie but, hey--it's worth it! Well, not exactly. Just be sure you brush and floss after indulging in this rich delicacy. Yum!

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 40 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For caramel pecan french silk pie

  • 1
    baked pastry shell
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate pieces (6 oz.)
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 2
    egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp
    creme de cacao or whipping cream
  • 1 jar
    (12 1/4 oz.) caramel ice cream topping
  • 3/4 c
    coarsely chopped toasted pecans or almonds
  • 1 c
    whipped cream
  • chocolate curls (optional)

How To Make caramel pecan french silk pie

  • 1
    In a heavy medium saucepan combine the 1 cup whipping cream, chocolate pieces, butter and sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • 2
    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.)
  • 3
    Stir in the 3 Tbsp. 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.)
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Spread caramel ice cream topping in bottom of baked pastry shell. Sprinkle pecans or almonds evenly over caramel. Carefully spread filling into pie shell.
  • 6
    Cover and refrigerate pie for 5 to 24 hours. To serve, top with whipped cream and if you like, garnish with chocolate curls.