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MAKES 8 SERVINGS Crust 1 (9-inch) prepared chocolate crumb crust¼ teaspoon cinnamon Filling 1 (12-ounce package , or 2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips1½ cups heavy (whipping) cream, divided 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar Additional whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles or fresh berries (optional garnishes) For crust: Sprinkle chocolate crust with cinnamon; set aside. For filling: In medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and ½ cup heavy (whipping) cream; microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla extract. Chill chocolate mixture in ice water … ]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:02:23 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/10476384-509/mousse-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/10476384-509/mousse-pie.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: German Chocolate Pie ]]>

Rick Johnson of Belleville won second place in the American Pie Council’s National Pie Championships with this gem, a multi-layered pie in a pecan crust. MAKES 6 SERVINGS CRUST 2 cups flour½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup butter 1 cup roasted chopped pecans Cold water FILLING NO. 1 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature½ cup Butter-Flavored Crisco 1¼ cups confectioners’ sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder4 eggs, divided ¼ cup cream FILLING NO. 2 1 cup butter, at room temperature2 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons molasses ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 egg yolks, divided 1½ teaspoons coconut extract ½ … ]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 02:13:14 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/9397769-509/recipe-german-chocolate-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/9397769-509/recipe-german-chocolate-pie.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Midnight Pumpkin Pie ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 1 cup heavy cream6 ounces semisweet chocolate bits 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground dry ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt2 eggs 1 prepared (raw)   deep-dish pie crust Heat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan over medium-high, heat cream until just bubbling. Remove from heat and add chocolate bits. Stir until completely melted and smooth. In medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, salt and chocolate-cream mixture. Add eggs, whisking until everything is thoroughly … ]]> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 08:06:01 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/8736822-509/recipe-midnight-pumpkin-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/8736822-509/recipe-midnight-pumpkin-pie.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Indiana Black Walnut and Sorghum Pie ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 8 to 10 SERVINGS CRUST 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lard or butter, softened2 c ups sifted pastry flour (or 1 cup all-purpose and 1 cup cake flour) 6 tablespoons iced water FILLING  1/4 cup cold butter, cut into bits 1/2 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1 cup sorghum molasses   (see Note) 2 cups black walnut pieces 2 tablespoons good Kentucky bourbon or vanilla extract For the crust: Add salt to flour and work lard or butter into flour with your hands, rubbing gently between your fingertips and palms. You want to just … ]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 08:03:10 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/8321307-509/recipe-indiana-black-walnut-and-sorghum-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/8321307-509/recipe-indiana-black-walnut-and-sorghum-pie.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 10 SERVINGS PIE Butter-flavored cooking spray 6 sheets (14-by-9-inch sheets) frozen phyllo dough, thawed 1/4 cup cold water1 envelope unflavored   gelatin powder 2 3/4 cups canned pumpkin (1 1/2 15-ounce cans)1 cup fat-free plain   Greek-style yogurt 1/4 cup agave syrup7 packets stevia sweet- ener powder, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon saltWHIPPED CREAM 1 cup fat-free milk, divided 1 1/8 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder 1/2 tablespoon coconut nectar 1 vanilla bean, split Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray. Unroll phyllo dough, then cover with plastic wrap while you work. … ]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:59:18 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/8574596-509/recipe-pumpkin-pie-with-whipped-cream.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/8574596-509/recipe-pumpkin-pie-with-whipped-cream.html <![CDATA[ FROZEN VANILLA PEANUT BUTTER PIE ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 1 container (1 1/2 quarts)   slow-churned vanilla light   ice cream½ cup reduced-fat creamy or chunky peanut butter 1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust ½ cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts, plus extra (if desired) for topping 1 large banana Lemon juice Mix together ice cream and peanut butter with electric mixer until well-combined. Spread half of ice cream mixture into prepared graham cracker crust. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped peanuts. Spread remaining ice cream mixture on top. Cover and freeze pie overnight. Remove pie from freezer about 15 minutes prior to serving. Slice banana; sprinkle with lemon juice. … ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:01:11 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/5980657-509/frozen-vanilla-peanut-butter-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/5980657-509/frozen-vanilla-peanut-butter-pie.html <![CDATA[ MEMORABLE RHUBARB PIE ]]>

MAKES 1 (9-INCH) PIE (8 SERVINGS) PASTRY 1¼ cups all-purpose flour¼ teaspoon salt 1/3 cup cold shortening or butter3 to 4 tablespoons cold water FILLING 1½ cups sugar¼ cup all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon nutmeg 3 eggs, lightly beaten 4 cups sliced rhubarb TOPPING ½ cup all-purpose flour¼ cup brown sugar 1/3 cup butter For the pastry: In bowl, mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening or butter until mixture looks like gravel. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until moistened. Form dough into a ball. On lightly floured surface, flatten dough and roll out to (12-inch) circle. … ]]> Thu, 12 May 2011 12:45:50 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/5058856-509/memorable-rhubarb-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/5058856-509/memorable-rhubarb-pie.html <![CDATA[ GERMAN CHOCOLATE PIE ]]>

MAKES 6 SERVINGS CRUST 2 cups flour½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup butter 1 cup roasted chopped pecans Cold water FILLING NO. 1 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature½ cup Butter-Flavored Crisco 1¼ cups confectioners’ sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder4 eggs, divided ¼ cup cream FILLING NO. 2 1 cup butter, at room tempera- ture2 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons molasses ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 egg yolks, divided 1½ teaspoons coconut extract ½ cup cream Whipped cream and/or shaved chocolate For the crust: Combine flour, salt, sugar and butter in food processor; process until like gravel. Add pecans, … ]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:59:09 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/4509618-509/german-chocolate-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/4509618-509/german-chocolate-pie.html <![CDATA[ Cherry-Dried Apricot Pie ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 10 SERVINGS 1½ pounds frozen cherries½ pound dried apricots 1 teaspoon whole black or multi-colored peppercorns 2 fresh thyme sprigs 1 cup sugar, divided, plus more as needed 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons cold water 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt2 refrigerated (9-inch) pie crusts Defrost cherries in a bowl in refrigerator. In another bowl, submerge apricots, peppercorns and thyme in room-temperature water to cover. Add ¼ cup of sugar to apricots. Stir completely to dissolve sugar and allow to reconstitute in refrigerator overnight. For the filling: Drain cherries, reserving juice. Mix cherries with remaining ¾ cup … ]]> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:09:59 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/3510145-509/cherry-dried-apricot-pie.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/pies/3510145-509/cherry-dried-apricot-pie.html