Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Chocolate pie with a caramel surprise inside.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. PAT-IN-PAN PIE CRUST:.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F Mix all ingredients until dough forms. Press firmly and evenly against bottom and side of pie plate, 9 x 1 1/4 inches. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely.
  3. PIE:.
  4. Heat caramels, butter and 2 tablespoons water in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Pour into pie crust. Sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
  5. Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup powdered sugar with spoon until smooth. Spread over caramel layer; refrigerate.
  6. Heat chocolate and 3 tablespoons hot water in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted. Cool to room temperature. Stir in vanilla.
  7. Beat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar in chilled medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff; reserve 1 1/2 cups. Fold chocolate mixture into remaining whipped cream. Spread over cream cheese mixture.
  8. Garnish with reserved whipped cream and chocolate curls. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm but no longer than 48 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.
  9. Makes 12 servings.

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