Monday, November 28, 2005

Thanksgiving Pie Recipe #1

I made this last year for Thanksgiving, but used peanut butter instead of mocha chips. It was super delish!!!! Of all the pies on the table (there were 7) this one was the "winner" by amount eaten.

Chocolate Mocha Pie
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup Baking Cocoa (dutch process if available)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
16 oz cappicino chips (I got them at Target)
2 c. heavy whipping cream, divided
2 tsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, cocoa and granulated sugar in 9-inch pie plate. Stir in butter until all ingredients are moistened; press onto bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1/2 cup morsels over bottom of hot crust; let stand for 10 minutes or until all morsels are shiny. Spread chocolate over bottom and up sides of crust. Cool to room temperature.

MICROWAVE 2 cups morsels and 3/4 cup cream in large, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

BEAT remaining cream, sugar and vanilla extract in chilled small mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Fold 2 cups whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Spoon into crust; swirl top. Garnish with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate until firm.

I topped it with a chocolate ganace. Melt some chocolate chips (any kind will work since it is just for taste) and then use a fork to splatter a design on the top of the whipped cream.


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