(Culinary.net) When it comes to dessert, it’s hard to beat chocolate as the main ingredient for dishes of all kinds. Add a twist to your next treat with the sweet taste of caramel in this Chocolate Caramel Pie.
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Chocolate Caramel Pie
- 1 package (15 ounces) pie crust
- 24 caramels, unwrapped
- 1/3 cup water
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/3 cup grated sweet baking chocolate, divided
- 1 cup white chocolate chip morsels
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons grated sweet baking chocolate
- Heat oven to 450° F. Prepare pie crust in 9-inch glass pie dish. Bake 8-9 minutes, or until lightly brown.
- To make filling: In medium bowl, combine caramels and water. Melt in microwave, stirring frequently. Stir in brown sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract, eggs and walnuts.
- Reduce oven to 350° F. Pour filling into cooled pie shell. Return to oven. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until edges of filling are set.
- Cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle 3/4 cup grated chocolate over pie. Refrigerate 2 hours.
- To make topping: In small glass bowl, combine white chocolate morsels and milk. Melt in microwave, stirring frequently. Set aside.
- In small bowl, beat whipping cream until peaks form. Fold in melted white chocolate mixture. Spread over cooled filling. Sprinkle with remaining grated chocolate.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.