The Holidays are fast approaching and it would not be Thanksgiving at my house without my Chocolate pie!!
Homemade Chocolate Pie
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PIE
1-1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of plain flour
1/4 cup of cocoa
dash of salt
4 egg yolks
2 cups of milk
1/4 cup of butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1-9″ pastry shell baked
Bake pie crust until golden
Combine first 4 ingredients in a sauce pan; set aside.
Combine milk and egg yolks.
Stir milk and egg yolks into mixture; add butter.
Cook over medium heat, and stir constantly until mix thickens and boils.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla; spoon into pastry shell.
I topped mine with whipped cream
Toffee Snowballs, just in time for Holiday Baking! I usually start my baking list around the end of September. With so many different cookies and candies to make, I like to work from a list otherwise I would end up making everything I see!! Hope you enjoy this recipe
1 cup real butter, at room temperature
5 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
3 ounces toffee pieces
3 ounces mini chocolate chips
powdered sugar, for rolling cookies
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
Cream butter until light & fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla and water. Mix well. Stir flour and salt into mixture. Add pecans, toffee bits and mini chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
Roll into tablespoon-sized balls. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Roll in powdered sugar while warm. Once cooled, roll in powdered sugar again.
Courtesy of food.com -photo Marg
Peanut butter mixture
1/2 cup peanut butter (i am sure you could sub with almond butter)
3/4 cup cream cheese (choose reduced fat to save calories)
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 Tbs stevia or to taste
Mix well and refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to roll out into eggs. Freeze eggs while preparing chocolate.
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp stevia or to taste
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp whipping cream
Mix really well with a whisk. Dip frozen peanut butter eggs in to cover. I double dipped
Makes 10 eggs
Ps. To the leftover chocolate dip I add 2 Tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 cup chopped nut and poured it into chocolate molds mmmmmm
1/4-1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
8 ounces sour cream
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 (21 ounce) cans cherry pie filling ( or blueberry pie filling)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (oven rack set to lowest bottom position).
Grease an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish.
In the baking dish melt the butter inside the oven.
Remove from oven; sprinkle the cracker crumbs in the melted butter, stir well; press on the bottom of the baking dish to form a crust.
Bake the graham crust in a 350 degree oven for 7 minutes; remove and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and lemon juice.
Spread evenly over the crumb/crust.
Spoon the pie filling evenly over the cream layer (don’t worry if it sinks a bit, it will all bake together).
Bake on lowest oven rack for 25-30 minutes, or until set (don’t over bake).
Serve warm or chill overnight (this will firm up and develop in flavor if left in the refrigerator overnight).
** This dessert is very good so you might want to consider doubling it — this can be easily doubled and baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, double the canned pie filling too and bake it for just a couple minutes longer.