Chocolate Turtle Pie

Chocolate Turtle Pie
1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted margarine, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
3 ounces chocolate, finely chopped

¾ cup sugar
3 tablespoons water
2 cups pareve heavy cream, scalded
5 large egg yolks
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350°F. For the crust, in a medium bowl, blend the graham cracker crumbs, margarine, and sugar. Stir in the chocolate. Press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the filling, in a heavy medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water over low heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then let boil without stirring until the syrup is boiling, brush down the sides of the pan from time to time with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the pareve hot cream (be careful, it will bubble rapidly). Continue stirring, over heat if necessary, until all of the caramel is dissolved into the cream.

In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Whisk about ½ cup of the hot caramel cream into the eggs to warm them. Transfer the warmed eggs to the caramel cream in the saucepan. Stir in the chopped semisweet chocolate and the vanilla, stirring until melted and smooth.

Pour the filling mixture into the piecrust. Sprinkle the pecans and chocolate chips on top. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the center is just set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate Turtle Pie

  1. Very faulty recipe – it says “let boil without stirring until the syrup is boiling” – now I realize it must have meant until brown – and scalding rich’s whip is odd. When you are dealing with caramelizing you need very good specific instructions!

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