Thursday, February 26, 2009

ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE –CARAMEL PECAN PIE

I am not your wonderful gourmet cook or baker, but I love to try new easy recipes and I collect cookbook….go figure!

This pie was easy and so rich.

3 cups pecan pieces, divided

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter ( melted)

1 bag (14oz.) caramels

2/3 cup whipping cream (divided)

1 pkg (8 squares)semi sweet baking chocolate

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

oven

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place 2 cups of the pecan pieces in food processor or blender..process until finely ground.  Mix with sugar and butter.  Press firmly into bottom and up sides of a 9 inch pie pan.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool completely.

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Microwave caramels and 1/3 cup of whipping cream in bowl on High for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir until completely melted.  Pour on crust.  Chop remaining 1 cup pecans; sprinkle over caramel layer.

pie crust

Place chocolate, remaining whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a saucepan; cook on low heat just until chocolate is completely melted, stirring constantly.  Pour over pie; gently spread to evenly cover top of pie.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours.  Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

pie

10 servings

This pie is very rich, so I reduce the size of each slice.

I bought some purple hyacinths yesterday for the patio….soon they will look like this.

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We also bought another tomato plant, one of ours got a little frost biten and some cilantro.

See Y’all

Barbara

9 comments:

Stacey said...

Good Morning Barbara. I just spotted your comment over at BJ's and I had to run over to visit. We have something slightly in common...my husband's family is from Centerville!! He's a Leon County boy! I actually taught down there for two years. Come visit me and we'll talk. :)

Shellmo said...

My hubby loves pecan pie so I'm sure he'll enjoy this! Thank you!

Happy To Be said...

Good morning Barbara...I also seen your comment at BJ's...I am not from TX..I am from Ca. but I am 65 and just gt married 3 years ago..after my late Hubby died in 99 Pleace come to Ca.and vist with me!! Hey girl we can start the Granny Farkle Club here in Blogland.. Hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stacey said...

I just read your comment that you left me this morning. Don't get discouraged...your blog is great!! Visit people and leave comments. Before you know it this will be taking too much of your time. :) I will add you to my list.

Stacey said...

One more thing...join the Red Party at Nancy's on Friday. Linky parties bring new people to your blog.

Cyndy said...

Hi, Barbara,

I found your blog from BJ's and had to come visit, too. I'm from Abilene, TX, so it's great to meet another Texan! I have to admit, though, that I'm not sure where Jewett is located. In fact, I've never even heard of Jewett.

My brother in law has a pecan orchard, so I've got a freezer full of pecans and I can't wait to try out this recipe!! I'll probably make it this weekend.

This is a busy time for me (tax season), so I'm not posting as many blogs, but would love to have you come visit.

Hugs,
Cyndy

Peggy said...

that pie sounds awesome! will give it a try when the grands are here

bj said...

this pie sounds so good I don't know what to do except....make it!
Thanks for the recipe.
Jewett...not sure just where that is. I'll look it up tho.
Girl, I love your blog...I added you to my favorites several weeks ago...Just hang in there and you'll do fantastic. And,pleaselet me know if I can help with anything at all. I'll think of you when I'm eating this pie!!:O)
OOO, it just dawned on me that I am bringing the dessert to a ladies group next Wed. I'll just make this and they'll all be so impressed!!
xo bj

justabeachkat said...

Oh.My.Word! My mouth is watering. Please pass me a small piece. No matter how much I beg, don't let me have more. That sounds delish. It has all my favorite ingredients too...pecans, butter, caramel, heavy cream and chocolate. Oh, I'm so hungry now. Thanks alot you bad girl!!

Hugs!
Kat
Kat