Monday, November 18, 2013

Double Decker Pumpkin Caramel Pie

I made this pie for a ward activity.  If you don't like pumpkin pie you just might like this one.  I mean it has an Oreo crust and caramel whipped cream - wow!!!!  It was rich and delicious.  The Recipe Girl has some great tips on her post.


25 Oreos (creme included), crushed into crumbs (about 2 cups)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs
2 3/4 cups heavy cream, divided
One 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
28 caramels, unwrapped
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, for grating


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir the Oreo crumbs and butter until combined. Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan; freeze until set (15 minutes). Bake for 10 minutes; let cool.
2. Meanwhile in a large bowl, whisk together the 3 eggs, 1 cup cream, pumpkin, brown sugar, spice and salt until just combined. Pour into the cooled pie shell and bake until set, 40 to 45 minutes. When you shake the pan, the filling should no longer be jiggly. Let the pie cool at room temperature slightly, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
3. In a bowl, microwave the caramels with 1/2 cup cream until melted, 2 to 3 minutes- adding 1 minute increments, if needed, if they are still not completely melted. Stir until smooth, then let cool to room temperature - very important!!!
4. Using an electric mixer, whip the remaining 1 1/4 cups cream until soft peaks form. Drizzle in the cooled caramel and beat until well blended. Spoon the caramel whipped cream on top of the pumpkin filling and refrigerate until completely chilled. Before serving, coarsely grate the chocolate on top of the pie.

*I melted about 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips and put it in a shallow tupperware and cooled it in the fridge.  Then I popped it out and used a vegetable peeler to get the chocolate curls. I didn't need all the chocolate for the curls, but it made it wide (or deep) enough to make good curls and still have something to hold onto.  If you have a block of chocolate that would work well.

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