Monday, August 9, 2010

Chocolate Truffle No Bake Pie

Look at that caramel seeping out.

Recipe courtesy of Women's Day. Gina saw the no bake dessert recipes at that link and thought we should try one. I'm hoping to try them all because they all look ridiculously delicious and easy.

Recipe Ingredients

    • 1⁄2 cup pecan pieces, toasted and coarsely chopped
    • One 6-oz ready-to-fill chocolate-flavored crumb crust
    • Caramel Layer
    • 3⁄4 cup (5 oz) individually wrapped caramels (17 squares), unwrapped
    • 1⁄4 cup canned evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed)
    • Truffe Layer
    • 1-1⁄2 cups (9 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
    • 3 Tbsp stick butter

Recipe Preparation

    1. Sprinkle pecans on crust.2. Caramel Layer: Heat caramels and evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan over low heat or in a bowl in microwave, stirring often until caramels melt and mixture is smooth. Pour over pecans.3. Truffle Layer: Heat chocolate chips, cream and butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat or in a bowl in microwave, stirring until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Pour over Caramel Layer and refrigerate about 4 hours until set.4. To serve: Pipe or spoon on whipped cream.Garnish with sweetened whipped cream.

I did buy a shortbread pie crust to put the pie in. It was good but too thin. I like a thicker, crunchier crust so next time I'd make my own even though that's more work and I'm really lazy.

I toasted the pecans in the oven for 7 minutes at 350. That was plenty of time in my oven.

I used Trader Joe's fleur de sel caramels. No, my local TJ's doesn't carry those year 'round. Yes, I did save ONE lone box of them from Christmas. (They were good through October.)

The chocolate truffle layer was soooo rich, even for me and my sweet tooth.

Have to let it chill for 4 hours before eating.

Chocolate puddle!

Next time I make this, I'd halve the truffle layer and increase the caramel layer by 50%. And maybe throw in a few more toasted pecans. Yessssss!

I still have so many recipes and photos to post and I need to hurry and get them posted because my Animal Crossing: City Folk game should be in the mailbox any day now and I won't have any spare time then!


  1. I ate like half of this pie and it was absolutely delicious!

  2. It's wonderful how you post the baking process with photos and comments! Great blog!!

    Aunt Cindy