No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pi

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie

Yields: one  9″pie

INGREDIENTS:

25 Oreo Cookies

6 tablespoons butter, melted

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided

4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate

3 teaspoons vanilla extract , divided

1/2 cup peanut butter (I use Skippy Naturals)

2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

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Directions:

  1. Crush your Oreo cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a food processsor. Mix the crumbs and melted butter with a fork in a medium sized bowl. Press into a 9” pie plate and chill until ready to fill.
  2. Melt the baking chocolate in a medium sized bowl according to package directions for melting. Typically, chocolate will take about 1-2 minutes on high power, but make sure you stir every 30 seconds.
  3. Stir 1/2 of the can of sweetened condensed milk (about 5 ounces volume) into the melted chocolate. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Let sit for a few minutes, but be sure to stir it occasionally so it doesn’t turn into fudge.
  4. Stir the remaining sweetened condensed milk in another medium bowl with the peanut butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir until smooth.
  5. Whip the heavy whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form, adding in the powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract while it’s mixing.
  6. Stir 1 cup of the whipped cream carefully into the peanut butter mixture. Fold carefully so you don’t break the cream. Spread in the bottom of the prepared crust.
  7. Stir up the chocolate mixture until it’s smooth. Fold in 1 cup of whipped cream carefully so you don’t break the cream. Spread on top of peanut butter layer.
  8. Top with remaining whipped cream and chocolate shavings. (Chocolate shavings can be made by using a potato peeler on an ounce of chocolate.)
  9. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight before cutting. Store loosely covered in the refrigerator and eat within 3 days.

source : crazyforcrust

 

 

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Berry Jam and Chocolate Mousse Tart

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Berry Jam and Chocolate Mousse Tart

INGREDIENTS:

Crust:
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces dark or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1½ cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs (from about 7 ounces cookies)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
⅛ teaspoon table salt

Filling:
5½ ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (8 ounces) berry jam

DIRECTIONS:

1. For the crust: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat or a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave, melt the butter. Remove from the eat and add the chocolate; stir until the chocolate is melted.

2. In a food processor, process the cookies until finely ground. (Alternatively, place the cookies in a large ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them, then transfer to a bowl.) Add the sugar and salt; pulse to mix. Add the melted butter and chocolate and pulse until the crumbs are evenly moistened. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch round or equivalent tart pan with a removable bottom and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until firm.

3. Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Transfer the crust in the tart pan to a baking sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

4. For the filling: Transfer the chocolate to a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat ⅔ cup of the heavy cream until it simmers but is not boiling. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate; gently stir until the chocolate and cream are evenly mixed. Add the butter in ½-tablespoon increments, stirring until each one is melted before adding another. Stir in the vanilla extract.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk (or use a hand mixer) the remaining ⅓ cup heavy cream until it forms soft peaks. Gently fold one-third of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, then add the remaining cream, folding until no white streaks remain.

6. To assemble, spread the jam in an even layer over the bottom of the cooled crust. Pour the chocolate mixture over the jam and spread into an even layer. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours or overnight.

source : crumblycookie

Classic Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Sauce

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Classic Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Praline Sauce

Yield: standard pie

INGREDIENTS:

Crust
1 1/4 cups (155 grams) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons (6 grams) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) fine sea or table salt
1 stick (4 ounces or 115 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1/4 cup (60 ml) very cold water, plus an additional tablespoon if needed

Filling
1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree, from a 15-ounce (425 gram) can or homemade pumpkin puree
2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) fine sea or table salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
A few gratings of fresh nutmeg (or a pinch of ground nutmeg)
1 1/3 cups (315 ml) cold heavy cream
3 large eggs

Topping
1/2 cup (95 grams) packed light or dark brown sugar
6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter
3 tablespoons (45 ml) heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon flaky sea salt, or a little less of a coarse salt
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
3/4 cup (85 grams) pecans (I coarsely chopped 1/2 cup, left the last 1/4 cup in halves)

DIRECTIONS:

Make the pie dough:

  • By hand, with my one-bowl method: In the bottom of a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and sugar. Work the butter into the flour with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles a coarse meal and the largest bits of butter are the size of tiny peas. (Some people like to do this by freezing the stick of butter and coarsely grating it into the flour, but I haven’t found the results as flaky.) Add 1/4 cup cold water and stir with a spoon or flexible silicone spatula until large clumps form. Use your hands to knead the dough together, right in the bottom of the bowl. If necessary to bring the dough together, you can add the last tablespoon of water.
  • With a food processor: In the work bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt and sugar. Add butter and pulse machine until mixture resembles a coarse meal and the largest bits of butter are the size of tiny peas. Turn mixture out into mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup cold water and stir with a spoon or flexible silicone spatula until large clumps form. Use your hands to knead the dough together, right in the bottom of the bowl. If necessary to bring the dough together, you can add the last tablespoon of water.
  • Both methods: Wrap dough in a sheet of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour, or up to 48 hours, or you can quick-firm this in the freezer for 15 minutes. Longer than 2 days, it’s best to freeze it until needed.

Form the crust: On a floured counter, roll the dough out into a 12 to 13-inch circle-ish shape. Fold dough gently in quarters without creasing and transfer to a 9-inch standard (not deep-dish) pie plate. Unfold dough and trim overhang to about 1/2-inch. Fold overhang under edge of pie crust and crimp decoratively. Return to fridge until ready to fill. (See Notes below for par-baking directions, if desired. I rarely desire this.)

Heat oven: To 400°F (205°C).

Make the filling: Combine pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a sputtering simmer and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Scoop cooked pumpkin filling into bowl, and whisk in cold cream until smooth. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Pour filling into prepared pie crust.

Bake pie: For 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F (175°C) and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes, until only the center barely jiggles and a toothpick inserted into it comes out pumpkin-free. (Damp is fine, but the toothpick shouldn’t have loose pumpkin batter on it.)

Let pie cool on a rack completely, if you, like me, prefer your pumpkin pie cool. You can hasten this along in the fridge. This pie is now ready to serve, but if you want to gild the lily a little, make the topping as well.

Make pecan praline topping: In a small/medium saucepan set over medium-low heat, combine the brown sugar, butter, cream and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook until thick and bubbly, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and pecans.

Serve pie: In wedges, ladles with pecan praline sauce. Extra pie (an unfamiliar phenomenon) keeps in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes:

  • For the crust:  You can  use any crust of your choosing, even store-bought. It’s really all about the filling.
  • Par-baking your crust: Once you’ve settled that, you get to choose whether you want to par-bake it or not, and decision comes down to how crispy you want the base of your pie. I do not par-bake pumpkin pie crusts, but I’m pretty lazy. If you’d like to par-bake your crust, once you roll it out, prick unbaked crust a few times with a fork, line it with lightly buttered foil or parchment paper and fill with pie weights, dried beans or pennies. Bake at 400°F (205°C) on rimmed baking sheet 15 minutes. Remove paper or foil and weights, and bake 5 to 10 more minutes until crust is golden brown and lightly crisp. Keep oven on (you’ll need the same temperature to begin baking), fill pie and finish baking as instructed above.
  • Buying canned pumpkin: If you’re using canned pumpkin, make sure you buy pumpkin puree, and not pumpkin pie filling, which will come already aggressively sweetened and spiced.
  • Making pumpkin puree: My directions are here, but keep in mind that both butternut and kabocha squash also make very smooth, lovely fillings for pumpkin pie. You can use the same directions to prepare them.
  • Heavy cream: You can replace half of the heavy cream with milk, although there’s less fun in that; you can also replace the whole amount with a half-and-half, which always seems to be around when you’re entertaining, right?
  • Praline sauce: The pecan praline sauce is best when it’s first made, and tends to become grainy when it’s reheated. Nobody complains, but if it’s going to bug you a lot, I recommend making it right before you serve the pie. You’ll only need 10 minutes and a small saucepan.

source:  smittenkitchen

Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

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Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

INGREDIENTS

About a cup of almonds (or 2/3 cup almond meal)

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 large egg whites

5 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon mint extract

a few drops of green food coloring

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

(Filling recipe below)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 280ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Grind the almonds in the food processor until coarse. Measure the ground almonds so that you have 2/3 cup. Add the powdered sugar to the 2/3 cup ground almonds and continue processing until fine. Sift through a fine mesh sieve.
  • Beat the egg whites until frothy. Add the granulated sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until fully incorporated. Continue to beat the egg white mixture until glossy and stiff peaks form when you lift the beaters. Gently stir in the mint extract and food coloring.
  • Add half of the sifted almond mixture, and gently fold it into the meringue using a flexible silicone spatula. And the remaining almond mixture and continue gently folding. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into a pastry bag fitted with a 0.4-inch tip or a plastic baggie with a corner snipped off. On your prepared baking sheets, pipe out about 1-inch circles.
  • Holding the cookie sheet with both hands, smack it against your countertop a few times to help the batter settle and even out. This also helps get the elusive “feet”.
  • Let the piped macarons sit out for at least fifteen minutes to help build a slight film over the top. After 15-20 minutes, check the batter by lightly tapping your finger on the top of a macaron. Your finger should bounce off the top without anything sticking to it. If they’re still sticky, allow to sit out for up to an hour.
  • Place both baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes.The macarons are done when they are baked all the way through and the shells are hard. Take care to not underbake (insides will still be mushy) or overbake (tops will begin to brown). Allow to cool before filling.

Mint Chocolate Ganache Filling

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon mint extract

Melt the chocolate chips, butter, and extract in the microwave on 50% power or in a bowl set over a steaming pot of water.

Spread a little onto the bottom of one macaron and sandwich another on top. Repeat for all macarons.

source : yammiesnoshery

 

Lemon Meringue Pie Cheesecake

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Lemon Meringue Pie Cheesecake

Yield : 9″ pie

INGREDIENTS:

Cheesecake
  • 1½ cups graham crumbs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 3 packages (8oz each) cream cheese
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
Lemon Filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup corn starch
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 lemons, zested & juiced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Meringue
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ⅓ cup sugar

DIRECTIONS:

 

Cheesecake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine melted butter & graham crumbs. Press into a 9″ springform pan.
  3. With mixer on medium, beat cream cheese & sugar until blended. Mix in eggs.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust and bake for 35-40 minutes or just until center is set.
  5. Cool 5 minutes, run a butter knife around the edge to loosen. Cool on the counter 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Lemon Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks and water in a large saucepan. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture reaches a boil. Stir in ½ cup lemon juice & zest from 2 lemons. Let boil 1 minute while stirring.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter, keep warm.
Meringue
  1. Beat egg whites & cream of tartar on medium-high until soft peaks form (ends of peaks will curl when the beaters are lifted out). Continue mixing on medium-high adding in sugar a little bit at a time until stiff and glossy peaks form (about 5 minutes).
  2. Spread lemon filling over cheesecake layer. Immediately spread meringue over hot lemon filling. Be sure the meringue overlaps the edges of the pan slightly to avoid it shrinking.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes or until browned. Cool at room temperature 1 hour. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.

source : spendwithpennies

Oreo Cookie Crust

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Oreo Cookie Crust

Yield : 1 pie crust (9″)

INGREDIENTS:

25 Oreo Cookies (your favorite flavor)

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

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Directions:

  1. Finely crush your cookies. I like to use a food processor for this step, but you can also place the cookies in a plastic bag and roll the sealed bag with a rolling pin. If you’re using a rolling pin, seal the bag but leave about an inch open for air to escape. You’ll have to put some muscle in it to get a fine crush. The crust sticks together best when the cookies are crushed finely.
  2. NOTE: You do NOT need to remove the filling from the Oreo.
  3. Stir the cookie crumbs and melted butter together with a fork. Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9″ pie plate. Chill until ready to fill.
  4. For a no-bake pie: chill the crust about 30 minutes before filling, then fill/chill as directed in the recipe.
  5. For a crunchier no-bake filling pie: bake the crust for 8 minutes at 350°F then cool completely before filling.
  6. For a filled baked pie: press the crust into the pie plate and then bake about 8 minutes at 350°F. Fill with filling and bake as directed in the recipe.
  7. This crust can also be pressed into a 9×9 inch pan for pie bars or used as a cheesecake crust in a 9-10″ springform pan.

source : crazyforcrust

No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

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No-Bake Chocolate Mousse Pie

Yield : 9″ pie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 oz. (2 Tbs.) unsalted butter, melted; more for the pan
  • 8 oz. Italian chocolate wafer sandwich cookies, such as Quadratini, or other chocolate wafers, such as Famous
  • 9 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups); more for garnish
  • 1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 3-3/4 cups heavy cream

DIRECTIONS:

Butter a 9-inch springform pan.

Grind the cookies in a food processor until they resemble wet sand, 20 to 30 seconds; you will have about 1-3/4 cups. Transfer to a small bowl and mix in the butter. Spread the crumbs in the pan, cover with plastic wrap, and press evenly into the bottom. Refrigerate.

Combine the chocolate, 1/2 tsp. of the vanilla, and the salt in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup of the cream to a bare simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate, let sit for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to cool.

Beat 1-1/2 cups of the cream in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed to stiff peaks, about 2 minutes. Whisk the chocolate mixture to loosen it, and fold it into the whipped cream with a large silicone spatula until no streaks remain.

Carefully peel the plastic wrap off the crust and scrape the mousse into the pan, gently spreading it to the edges. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Just before serving, beat the remaining 1-1/2 cups cream and 1 tsp. vanilla in a medium bowl to medium-stiff peaks. Run a knife around the pie to loosen its edges and then remove the side of the pan. Slide a spatula under the crust and transfer the pie to a serving plate. Mound the whipped cream over the mousse and top with chocolate curls, shards, or shavings. To serve, dip a knife into hot water and dry it before slicing.

source : finecooking

Key Lime Pie Lasagna

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Key Lime Pie Lasagna

Yield : 9″x  13″

INGREDIENTS:

For crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup butter-melted
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts –chopped very finely (you can use chopped cashews, pecans…)
For cheesecake layer:
  • 6 oz. cream cheese- softened
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • ⅔ cup whipped topping
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
For key lime layer:
  • 2 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¾ cup key lime juice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks-slightly beaten
  • 5 Tablespoon butter
  • green food coloring-optional
  • 1 ½ cup whipped topping
For topping:
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • ⅓ cup nuts-chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350 F and spray the bottom of 9×9 inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl combine crust ingredients and stir until well combined and crumbly, then press it into the bottom of baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  3. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping and ½ teaspoon vanilla and spread over cooled crust. Set in the fridge.
  4. In medium sauce pan stir together sugar and corn starch, stir in key lime juice and slightly beaten egg yolks, add butter and bring mixture to a very controlled simmer over medium-low heat stirring almost constantly until thickened ( it should be able to coat the back of a metal spoon) remove from heat, cover with plastic foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  5. When key lime custard is cooled completely, add a few drops green food coloring and mix it well. Stir in 1 ½ cup whipped topping and spread onto cheesecake layer.
  6. Top with 1 cup whipped topping and sprinkle chopped nuts. Set in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours or overnight. You can place it in the freezer and serve like frozen dessert (It defrost fairly quickly).

source : omgchocolatedesserts

Carrot Cake Pie

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Carrot Cake Pie

Yields: 0ne 9″ pie

INGREDIENTS:

For the Pie

  • 1 premade pie crust (or your favorite recipe)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

For the Frosting

  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 9” pie plate with the crust, crimping the edges. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium bowl.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer. Stir in egg and vanilla until just combined.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into wet until just combined. Fold in carrots.
  6. Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake 25-30 minutes until the top is set and a toothpick comes out with only crumbs clinging to it. (If your crust starts to get too dark, cover it with strips of aluminum foil.) Let cool before frosting.
  7. To make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter with a mixer until creamy. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat slowly until combined. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form (make whipped cream). Fold gently into the cream cheese frosting mixture. Use a 1M tip to pipe the frosting around the pie, or just spread it all over the top.
  8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

source : crazyforcrust

 

Mississippi Mud Pie

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Mississippi Mud Pie

Yields: 1,  9-inch cake

INGREDIENTS:

1 prepared 9-inch (6 oz.) chocolate crumb crust

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup (6 oz.)  Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, cut up

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup chopped nuts, divided (optional)

2 pints coffee ice cream, softened slightly,divided

Whipped cream (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

HEAT sugar, morsels, butter, cream and corn syrup in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool until slightly warm.

DRIZZLE 1/3 cup chocolate mixture in bottom of crust; sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts. Layer 1 pint ice cream, scooping thin slices with a large spoon; freeze for 1 hour. Repeat with 1/3 cup chocolate mixture, 1/4 cup nuts and remaining ice cream. Drizzle with remaining chocolate mixture; top withremaining nuts. Freeze for 2 hours or until firm. Top with whipped cream before serving.

source:  verybestbaking