Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie  from alwaysinwonder
Can we all just take a minute to talk about how yummy the combination of chocolate and peppermint is?  Because seriously you guys, chocolate and peppermint is so good. Not to mention how one little taste can magically bring forth all the goodness of winter and take away all the bad.
Oreo Cookie Pie Crust
24 whole Oreo cookies
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
In a medium-sized bowl or a food processor, add the Oreo cookies and blend until the texture of coarse meal. Add the melted butter and blend until well combine.
Place the ground crumb mixture into a 9- or 10-inch deep-dish pie pan and press onto the bottom and up the sides evenly. Try to make the crust about 1/8 inch (1/3 cm) evenly all around.
Refrigerate the crust for at least an hour before you add the filling of your choice. This will help prevent crumbling when you want to serve it.
Makes 1 pie crust.
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Chocolate Peppermint Cream Filling
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate (either chocolate chips, or baking chocolate)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 2 cups milk
Place the chocolate, butter, peppermint and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and set it aside. In a medium saucepan whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa & salt. Whisk in 1/4 cup of cold heavy cream until the mixture is smooth, with no lumps. Repeat with another 1/4 cup of the cream and then whisk in the 3 egg yolks.  Place the saucepan over medium heat, and gradually whisk in the remaining cream and milk.
Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly as the mixture thickens. Continue to whisk for about 2 f minutes, then remove from the heat. Pour the heated mixture over the reserved chocolate, butter, and extract mixture.  Whisk and mix until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Pass the filling through a strainer into a bowl to remove any lumps.
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Place plastic wrap on the surface to prevent a skin from forming, and chill thoroughly.  Once chilled, transfer the filling to the Oreo cookie pie crust. Level the top with the back of a spoon or spatula. 
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Before serving, top with whip cream.
Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie on alwaysinwonder
I'm linking this recipe up to a fun party I just heard about a couple of days ago. It's Tidy Mom's Love The Pie Party!  Starting Tuesday Nov 13-19!  She is also giving away a Whirlpool Stove during this party!!!  Come join Love the Pie with TidyMom  sponsored by Whirlpool and enter to win a new Whirlpool Range.



Johanna said...

This looks sinfully yummy! I can feel the pleasure, and it gathering to my waist :)