Thursday, October 16

TIN ROOF CHOCOLATE PIE


I know when it comes to desserts, right now 'salted' caramel is all the rage. And to be sure, it's good, but why not take it up a notch with this chocolate, caramel, salted peanut confection. It is the dessert to beat in this particular category, and one of my favorites.

If you have followed my blog for very long you already know that I was once a food competitor at The State Fair of Texas. Twenty plus years of my life went into testing recipes and entering the best of the best dishes, pies, cakes, breads...... well you get the idea. 

I'll be honest, when the end of September rolls around here in North Texas, I really begin to miss cooking and competing with some of the best cooks in Texas. Once I started blogging I was no longer eligible to enter this long standing tradition. And I get it, I do. But I still yearn to pull out my trusty old wagon, bake 8 cakes and wave at Big Tex as I enter the gates of the fair in hopes of winning a ribbon.

This particular recipe for Tin Roof Chocolate Pie won a blue ribbon and overall Best of Show way back in 2005. Trust me, there's nothing about this pie that's not the absolute best of the best  and I have ribbons to prove it! Enjoy my friends!

TIN ROOF CHOCOLATE PIE
Rich and decadent, this pie is three layers of a chocolate lover's delight. Serve on special occasions or just because! Your family and friends are sure to love this salty sweet pie. It will soon become the pie most requested!
MAKES 1 9-inch PIE
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pre-baked 9-inch deep-dish pie shell
CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
CARAMEL LAYER
  • 20 vanilla caramels
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
MARSHMALLOW LAYER
  • 8 squares (1 ounce each) Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 15 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, very cold
TOPPINGS
  • Caramel Ice Cream Topping
  • Shaved Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1/4 Cup lightly salted peanuts, coarsely chopped


WHAT TO DO

FOR CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • Heat semi-sweet chocolate and butter in small saucepan over low heat stirring frequently, until melted. 
  • Spread melted chocolate on bottom and up sides of pre-baked pie shell. 
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set.
CARAMEL LAYER
  • Heat caramels and 1/3 cup whipping cream in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. 
  • Stir in nuts and spoon over chocolate layer. 
  • Cover and refrigerate until set and cool.
MARSHMALLOW LAYER
  • Heat semi-sweet chocolate, milk and marshmallows in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate and marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool completely.
  • Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form; fold into cooled marshmallow mixture. Carefully spoon over caramel layer, pie will be full. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours; overnight is best.
TOPPINGS
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over pie, whipped cream, shaved chocolate and peanuts.
Let me stop and say a word about this sad sad looking pie crust. It was the catalyst for making a pie today. I made this pie crust months ago, wrapped it tightly, placed it carefully into a freezer bag and left forgotten in the freezer. Mr.P finally said he was throwing it out if I didn't use it AND SOON! 

Well you can clearly see the pitiful state I found it in. What's a girl to do? Whip up an egg white until frothy and paste that puppy back together again! Egg whites are to a pastry as super glue is to a tea cup. Even after blind baking, my crust still looked tough but thankfully the three layers of filling covered it up and no one was the wiser! 


Have a wonderful weekend sweet friends. Hug someone, laugh out loud and enjoy life!
Ronda

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE chocolate pie! Will have to make this soon.

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    1. I'm not all that crazy about sweets, but I like the salty sweetness of this pie!

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing!!

    ~ Lora @ Crazy Running Girl

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  3. This is my type of pie! Rich and decadent! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned in our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr ! I hope to see you there!

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    1. It is rich and decadent. I can only eat a little! Thanks for the invite Katerina!

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