Chocolate Surprise Pecan Pie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

Crust:
1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Filling:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
Dash salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Topping:
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled

photo courtesy of Pillsbury.com
photo courtesy of Pillsbury.com

Garnish:
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon chocolate-flavor syrup

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. In small bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, the salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 egg with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Spread cream cheese mixture into bottom of crust-lined pie plate. Sprinkle with pecans and chocolate chips.

2. In small bowl, beat topping ingredients on medium speed just until blended. Carefully, pour topping over pecans and chocolate chips. Cover crust edge with 2 to 3-inch-wide strips of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of bake time.

3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

4. In chilled small bowl, beat whipping cream on high speed until stiff peaks form. Drizzle each pie wedge with chocolate syrup. Spoon dollop of whipped cream on each pie wedge; drizzle with chocolate syrup. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

 

Das Caramelinis

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Das Caramelinis are bite size, all natural French Salted Caramels. These Fleur de Sel gourmet caramels are hand made with care and made with 100% natural ingredients, and ingredients are procured locally whenever possible.

Each box is approximately 4 oz. and contain, 16-18 Carmel pieces.  The Carmelinis makes this a great everyday treat because of its size.  Carmelinis come in a variety of flavors, so you are sure to find one you will love!

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The original flavor of Das Caramelinis is the flavor of Lavender & Honey.  Made from fresh and local cream and natural butter, acacia honey, and a subtle lavender flavor, each Carmelini is topped off with the rare Fleur de Sel salt from Brittany.

 
dascafeCafe Cortado
Carmel is blended with freshly brewed expresso and whole coffee bean.  Topped with the wonderful Fleru de Sel.

 

 

 
dascocoChocolate & Walnut
Dark Chocolate and toasted walnut is mixed with a hint of Ancho Chili for a unique flavor.  Polished with a sprinkling of the french salt.

 

 

 

dasorangeOrange & Honey
Orange zest, Indian cardamon, and acacia honey create this refreshing Orange & Honey Caramel. Fleur de Sel tops off this creation.

 

 

 

dasginGinger & Pistachio
Candied ginger and chunks of freshly roasted organic Pistachio nut.  Of course, sprinked with the signature salt.

 

 

 

daschaiChai Latte
Whole Indian Cardamom, Cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cloves creates the Chai Latte Carmelini.  Perfect for Chai lovers!

 

 

 

daslemonLemon & Honey
Honey, Meyer lemon zest and Thai lemongrass are blended with a touch of Indonesian Green Peppercorns to create the unique flavor of this lemony Carmelini.

 

Chili Pecan
Sweet at first, and then your get the three pepper chili spice. Fresh pecans, from a small farm in Texas, are added in this indulgent bite size caramel.

Das Caramelinis are available at DasFoods.com or Amazon.com.

Price: $6.99 each or $15.75 for a 3 Pack on Amazon.com.

Maple-Cinnamon-Pecan Pull-Aparts Recipe

April is Pecan Month. Let’s celebrate it with some awesome Pecan recipes! Here is one from Pillsbury.com

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Maple-Cinnamon-Pecan Pull-Aparts from pillsbury.com

Cinnamon and maple blend lusciously in an irresistible pull-apart sized for entertaining.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 45 – 50 minutes
Total time: approx. 1 hour
Servings: 12

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon maple flavor or vanilla
1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Supreme refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8×4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except cinnamon rolls with icing.

2. Separate dough into 5 rolls; set icing aside. Cut each roll into quarters; add to pecan mixture, tossing gently to coat. Spoon roll mixture into pan.

3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate or platter. Spread with icing. Serve warm.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 50 to 55 minutes.

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