Monday, July 20, 2009

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Fantasy

I have been carrying around this recipe for years but now I can tell you for sure - this pie is every candy lover's dream come true!

 I cut this recipe out of an old Midwest Living Magazine a long time ago - it is really from Chef Tom Kavanaugh of Kavanaugh's Restaurant near Brainerd, Minnesota. Don't even think about the calories!

You will need: 2 cups of chocolate wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup melted butter, 30 vanilla caramels, 1/2 cup caramel topping, 1/4 cup whipping cream, 2 cups chopped pecans, 3/4 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup whipping cream (separate from above)

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together chocolate water crumbs with melted butter and press into a buttered pie pan - bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

In a heavy saucepan, melt the caramels in the topping over low heat.. stir often. Stir in the 1st 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Remove from the stove and stir in the nuts then spread into the pie crust. Cool for 1 hour.
Topping time: In a heavy small saucepan melt the chocolate chips of your choice (I did milk chocolate but you might prefer the semi-sweet).
Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup whipping drizzle or spread over the caramel-pecan mixture. Chill for at least 1 hour....I actually preferred mine at room temp rather than cold - see what you think!


parTea lady said...

That pie looks pretty and very sweet and rich. I guess you would get a lot of servings, since you really would need only a sliver.

ellen b. said...

Oh my does that look gooey good. Your own caramel great is that :0)

Storybook Woods said...

You make your own caramel sauce, how cool. Looks like a yummy recipe. Thank you. Clarice

blushing rose said...

Guess what I am trying tomorrow eve. TY This sounds decadent. TTFN ~Marydon

Regina said...

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Your pie looks very delicious.It makes my mouth
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Have a nice week!

Regina said...

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your pie looks very makes my mouth watering.
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have a nice week!!!

Angela McRae said...

Oh boy, would this caramel lover LOVE a piece of that pie!

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Anonymous said...

Looks like you did a very nice job with the dessert which I actually call the chocolate-caramel turtle torte. Well done!
Executive Chef Thomas Kavanaugh
Brainerd, Minnesota