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