Monday, October 5, 2009

Chocolate Caramel Supreme Pie

I made this pie for the first time on Saturday. I actually made two of them - one for a pie contest and one for a pie auction to benefit my MOPS group. Our church was having our annual community day with an outdoor service, picnic, and various activities afterwards. Ever determined to have my pie stick out in the crowd, I avoided traditional sorts of pies (good thing, there were at least 4 apple and 3 pumpkin varieties in the contest) and went for something I had never tried. I found it in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks. Fortunately, I did get to try it, and I absolutely loved it. How can you go wrong with caramel, chocolate, and pecans? I mean, really. It ended up winning "Best of Show", which is somehow differentiated from "Grand Prize" in a way which I don't know....but anyways, it was popular with the judges as well. Hurray!


1 (9-in) chocolate pie crust (I used storebought for simplicity's sake)
30 caramels, unwrapped
3 T. butter
2 T. water
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 (3 0z) package cream cheese, softened (I actually used 4 oz)
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet - but milk chocolate would be good too)
3 T. hot water
8 oz whipped topping, thawed

In a large saucepan, add the caramels, butter and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until caramels are melted. Spread over crust; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; spread over caramel layer. Refrigerate.
In a large saucepan, melt chocolate chips with hot water over low heat; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cream cheese layer. Garnish as desired - I grated some of a frozen chocolate bar on the top.
Chill until serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

This is the pie that was judged...with the tasting piece cut out.

Ummmm.....apparently the judges loved how the caramel oozed.


  1. It looks and sounds yummy. How much did the pie go for at the pie auction? Do you know who bought it, and did they give you a review, yet?

  2. I think it went for $17. The pie auction was our first one, and it was a bit challenging, because they held it after the picnic and everyone was pretty much dispersed. It was impossible to get people to pay attention or even care. But the lady who bought my pie was actually the one who bought my chocolate turtle cheesecake at our silent cake auction last year...and she was thrilled to get it! I haven't heard from her how she liked it yet.

  3. I need to stop looking at all your dessert recipes. Seriously. Not good.

    This looks amazing :)

    Hope you are able to find pumpkin again... I've heard about that being the case, but haven't really noticed or seen that here just yet.

  4. I have seen pumpkin again now....but it's a bit more expensive than last year. I'm definitely trying the sweet potato substitution in a few things...I wonder how it would work in a cheesecake? Hmmmm....


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