Simply Decadent Chocolate Caramel Pie

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Introduction: Simply Decadent Chocolate Caramel Pie

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This Chocolate Caramel pie is so decadent and delicious that a small slice will take you to taste-bud paradise! The best part is that it has basically 5 ingredients, okay 6, if you include a splash of whiskey in the caramel sauce! Right before serving, sprinkle the top with flaked sea salt such as Fleur De Sel

Step 1: Gather Supplies and Ingredients

Supplies:

  • 9-inch Pie Plate
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Whisk
  • Small Saucepan
  • Food Processor or Blender
  • 2 glass bowls (one for melting butter, another for preparing chocolate)

Ingredients:

  • 1 package regular Oreos (about 36)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (divided)
  • 2/3 cup (150g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (divided)
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 Tablespoons whiskey or bourbon (optional)
  • Flaky Sea Salt like Fleur De Sel

Step 2: Prepare Oreo Crust

  1. Finely crush all Oreos with a food processor or blender.
  2. Stir crumbs together with 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) melted butter until well combined.
  3. Press into bottom and sides of a pie pan.
  4. Freeze crust for 10 minutes or until set

Step 3: Prepare Caramel Layer

  1. Combine 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter and 2/3 cup brown sugar in a small saucepan
  2. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture begins to bubble
  3. Continue cooking, whisking constantly for 1 minute
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup heavy cream until smooth. Optional: I like to add 1 tablespoon whiskey and a pinch of sea salt
  6. Let caramel cool in the saucepan about 15 minutes
  7. Pour caramel over the Oreo crust then return to freezer for 30-45 minutes until just chilled and set (caramel shouldn't fully freeze)

Step 4: Prepare Chocolate Layer

  1. Place 6 oz bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 cup (4 oz) heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Microwave in 10-15 second increments until heavy cream is barely hot to the touch (simmer). This may take 3-5 times depending on your elevation! Check your temperature each increment.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove plastic and whisk until completely smooth
  5. Pour chocolate over the caramel and freeze for 30 minutes until just chilled and set
  6. If not serving immediately, refrigerate covered until ready to serve

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Before Serving

  • sprinkle top with a flaky sea salt like Fleur De Sel

Makes: 8-12 servings

  • Tip: Start with smaller slices, this pie is rich and decadent. Besides, 2 small slices has fewer calories than 1 big one - or so I heard!!

Note:

  • Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve
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    5 Comments

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    Marve48
    Marve48

    1 year ago on Step 5

    So rich and delicious. I am assuming this would be awesome with a cup of coffee after dinner?

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    JustineM32
    JustineM32

    1 year ago

    Oh, this looks perfectly divine!
    I like the touch of flaky salt you added to balance the flavors. ;-)

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    FancyNancyAnn
    FancyNancyAnn

    Reply 1 year ago

    It is sooooo good with the Fleur De Sel sprinkled on top!!