Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Truffle Pie

"The layers in this pie are mind-boggling. We make it for dessert whenever we have chocoholics over." The Deen Brothers

This pie is for chocolate lovers only! I have considered myself to fit that mold but this was a bit too much chocolate for me! My hubby loved it Although he did say the chocolate was a little strong. He gave some to his boss who said it was pretty good-not a man of many words:)

Truffle Filling:
2/3 c. heavy cream
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips

For the truffle filling, in a saucepan, bring 2/3 c. cream to a simmer. Place the 6 oz chocolate chips in a bowl and pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let stand for a min, then gently whisk until smooth. Spread the truffle filling over the bottom of the prepared crust. Freeze for 20 mins.
1 9-inch prepared or make your own

Whipped Chocolate Filling:
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips-here I used German Sweet Chocolate
1-1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 t. vanilla

Meanwhile for the whipped chocolate filling, in a double boiler or the microwave set on low power, heat the 6 oz choc with 1/2 c. heavy cream until chocolate is melted, stirring often. Let cool to room temp. In a chilled bowl, beat the remaining 1 cup of cream until thick. Add the chocolate mixture and the vanilla and beat til soft peaks form {tips curl}. Spread the whipped chocolate mixture over the truffle filling int the crust. Refrigerate over night.

This recipe calls for all bittersweet chocolate and I'm glad that I used it only in the truffle filling part because it was a little much- next time I will use German Sweet and Milk Chocolate for the whole thing.

Whipped Cream Topping:

1 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. powdered sugar

white chocolate~shaved
milk chocolate~shaved
semisweet or dark chocolate~shaved

Just before serving beat the 1 c. cream on medium speed of an electric mixer until it begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and whip until stiff peaks form {tips stand straight}.
Spread the whipped cream over the top of the pie. Using a grater or peeler make pieces or shavings of the chocolates. Garnish. Serve immediately.

Remember to make this pie the day before so it can firm up in the fridge.


  1. The crust looks absolutely delicious! This entire dessert is beautiful! I wish I could reach into my screen and grab that slice!

  2. Yummmmmm, I wanna come over and steal a slice! :)

  3. This looks as light as a chocolate cloud.

  4. it looks so light, but I bet it packs a huge chocolate punch with all that bittersweet chocolate! Maybe you could try it again with a milk or even semi-sweet? It sure looks pretty!

  5. This looks really yummy and really bad for you:))

  6. This looks positively heavenly! I could go for a big piece for breakfast right now!

  7. Popped in to say hi! That sounds delicious!

  8. Oh this pie is for me, I am such a chocolate lover! This looks so yummy!!

  9. I would love a slice of this delicious looking pie right now. YUM!

  10. OH MY!!! I want this right NOW! This looks so decadent! Thanks for your comment on my salsa, I'll be checking in here to see what you're cooking often!

  11. I totally want to make this for my mother-in-law, who is a total chocoholic!

  12. Oh my truffle pie! This looks amazingly good! My mam is a chocoholic too im sure she would ADORE this!

  13. I just happened to see your blog on someone else's blog roll. Your blog looks great!

    Oh my goodness, that pie looks amazing! I just showed the photos to my son and he said "You shouldn't have showed that to me, cause now you're gonna have to make it!"

    I'm definitely going to try this!

  14. "Too much chocolate", kinda sounds like a challenge! Sounds scrumptious to me!

  15. I don't make a whole lot of desserts but you got me tempting!

  16. It looks perfect to me. Lovely layers of chocolate.