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Carla Hall's Turtle Pie

Turtle Pie Carla Hall
Chocolate Pie with Pecan Shortbread Crust
skill level
Easy
time
Over 120min
servings
12
cost
$
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Turtle Pie Recipe: Sandy shortbread cookies form the crust of this decadent pie, while toffee and pecans offer a flavorful garnish.
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ingredients
  • 2 cups Pecan Shortbread Cookie Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt (divided)
  • 3 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Butter (room temperature)
  • 3 large Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Toffee (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Pecans (toasted; plus more for garnish)
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  • 1
    2 cups Pecan Shortbread Cookie Crumbs
    1/4 cup melted Butter
    1/2 teaspoon Salt (divided)
    Stir together the pecans cookie crumbs, melted butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Evenly press mixture into a pie shell, lining the bottom and sides of the dish. Set aside.
  • 2
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    3 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate (melted)
    1 cup Granulated Sugar
    3/4 cup Butter (room temperature)
    3 large Eggs (room temperature)
    1/4 cup chopped Toffee (plus more for garnish)
    1/2 cup chopped Pecans (toasted; plus more for garnish)
    Stir vanilla into the melted chocolate and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Once the melted chocolate has cooled slightly, beat into the butter mixture. Add one egg at a time and beat to incorporate fully in between additions. Fold in the toffee and pecans. 
  • 3
     
    Pour into the prepared crust and place in the fridge to chill for 6 hours or overnight. Remove from fridge and serve witha  garnish of toffee and pecans.

    Helpful Tip:
    1. If you’re pregnant or have kids, you may want to cook the eggs over a double boiler. 
     
 
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