Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Caramel Pie

What am I reading now?  Clockwork Prince (Cassandra Clare)

Annd. . . what do I think so far?  I love Will's character and hope he lives to complete the series. He's a little reckless--so endearing! Tessa is attracted to both Will and Jem. Jem seems like the sure bet as far as a good relationship goes. Where's the story in that? So of course, I'm expecting Will to have her heart. 

I haven't given you an original recipe lately. You'll love this one. I made it up for my husband's birthday. Yummy!

Caramel Pie
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup corn flake crumbs (all graham crackers makes the crust too sweet)
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Mix together and press into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes. Chill completely before filling.

1 bag white chocolate chips
4 tablespoons butter 
1/4 teaspoon rum extract
     Melt these together

3/4 cup milk
1 small package instant white chocolate pudding
     Mix together in small bowl
     Microwave for 20 second to take the chill off then mix with white chocolate mixture

2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks

Fold both mixtures together.

Caramel Nuts:
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/3 cup pecans
     Boil together over medium heat then reduce to a simmer; cook until all the syrup is gone (about 6 minutes). Cool the nuts, spread out on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Stir occasionally to separate the nuts.

Squirt caramel topping randomly on the crust.
Spread half the filling mixture over the caramel.
Squirt more caramel topping over the filling.
Cover with remaining filling.

Chill for 2-3 hours. Serve with whipped cream and caramel drizzled over the top. Sprinkle with nuts.

p.s. It's very rich.


Pam Williams said...

Ohhh! Get thee behind me!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yum! Good thing my hubby can't eat it, so I'm not likely to make it.

I just started listening to the Clockwork Angel. Miss Elizabeth Bennett is reading it. I love it!

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

Holy cow! Just reading through those ingredients gives me a sugar overload. Thanks for sharing this. I bet my hub--and future daughter-in-law--will love it!

Cathy Witbeck said...

I'm always looking for a good book, and the pie looks divine. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie Ipson said...

Wow, that looks to die for!

Carlajo said...

I really, really want to read this new book, but I'm too busy! Maybe in January. I loved Clockwork Angel.