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Clinton Kelly's Chocolate Pecan Caramel Brownie Cream Pie

Chocolate Pecan Caramel Brownie Cream Pie Clinton Kelly
Chocolate Brownie Pie
skill level
Moderate
time
Over 120min
servings
12
cost
$
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Chocolate Pecan Caramel Brownie Cream Pie Recipe: A sandy graham cracker crust is filled with a sweet chocolate cream and finished with caramel and whipped cream.
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ingredients
  • For the Crust:
  • 16 Whole Graham Crackers
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 tablespoons melted Butter
  • For the Filling:
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 large Egg Yolks
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 5 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon strong Coffee
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 cups Chocolate Brownies (cut into bite-sized pieces; 1/2-inch cubes)
  • For Serving:
  • Whipped Cream
  • extra chopped Pecans
  • Caramel Sauce
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  • 1
    16 Whole Graham Crackers
    1 cup Pecans
    1/4 cup Sugar
    1/8 teaspoon Salt
    6 tablespoons melted Butter
    For the Crust: In a food processor, combine first four ingredients and pulse until finely ground. With processor on, drizzle in melted butter until well combined. Press into a pie dish and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Cool.
  • 2
    2/3 cup Sugar
    1/4 cup Cornstarch
    1/2 teaspoon Salt
    4 large Egg Yolks
    3 cups Whole Milk
    For the Filling: Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, and yolks in a large saucepan until combined well, then add milk in a stream, whisking. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, whisking, then reduce heat and simmer, whisking, 1 minute.
  • 3
    5 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate (melted)
    2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
    1 tablespoon strong Coffee
    1 teaspoon Vanilla
    Pour filling through a strainer into a large bowl, then whisk in chocolate, butter, coffee and vanilla. Cover surface of filling with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours. 
  • 4
    3 cups Chocolate Brownies (cut into bite-sized pieces; 1/2-inch cubes)
    Fold brownie pieces into chocolate cream filling and spoon into crust. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours.
  • 5
    Whipped Cream
    Caramel Sauce
    extra chopped Pecans
    For Serving: Top with whipped cream, drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle on some chopped pecans.

    Helpful Tips:
    1. Create a thick crust so that the pie can sufficiently hold the filling, which should be the consistency of pudding or custard.
    2. Prepare the pie in individual ramekins or in a silicone ice cube tray for smaller portions.
 
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