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I think I took someone's chocolate pie and added orange to it. Eventually I'll add orange to just about any chocolate recipe. Can use an 8 oz. carton of Cool Whip instead of the real whipped cream. For the crust, mix 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs with 4 Tablespoons melted butter and press into a 9-inch pie plate.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and milk on high for 1-2 minutes, checking and stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
- Beat in cream cheese and orange zest until smooth.
- Let cool.
- Whip cream until stiff. Fold into chocolate mixture.
- Spoon into prepared crust.
- Chill. (Can be frozen but you'll have to give it time to defrost so you can cut it.).
What a delightful and easy to make recipe! The idea of pairing orange and chocolate intrigued me, so I had to try it. It is well named as both tastes vie for your palate's attention. Wonderful savory and tart orange plays off well against the mellowly sweet chocolate, making this a very pleasing way to round out a meal. Absolutely recommended. I should add I took note of the already extant reviews, and chose a graham cracker crust, since I was looking for a more intense orange flavor.
This pie was a huge hit at my house! I made 2 pies using cool whip instead of the real cream. I used a gram craker crust for one pie and it brought out the orange flavor more. The chocolate cookie crust tends to mute the orange flavor. Either way this is a easy, quick, crowd pleasing dessert!
We loved this delicious pie! I used low fat cream cheese, and low fat cool whip, which worked perfectly...I have long been a fan of the chocolate/orange flavour combination, and this filling delivers. In future, should I want to cut calories, I would eliminate the crust, and serve the filling alone as a mousse, which would work equally well I'm sure.