June 25, 2015

Oreo Chocolate Silk Pie

So this dessert was quite delicious, although I made a sloppy mess of my white chocolate layer. (The step that requires cooling the chocolate before adding it to the whipped cream is rather important.) My picture is poor at best, but there are some tantalizing photos at Bakers Royale, where I found this recipe. It's not a difficult recipe, and I was pleasantly surprised by the chocolate mousse layer. I could see the base of this recipe being a branching off point for other tasty concoctions (like a peanut butter layer perhaps).

Oreo Chocolate Silk Pie
Oreo Crust
20 Oreo cookies, finely crushed (about 2-1/4 cups)
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
Chocolate Layer
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
Oreo Layer
3 oz. pure white chocolate, chopped
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup crushed Oreo cookies
White Chocolate Layer
3 oz. chopped white baking bar
1 cup whipping cream

Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine Oreo cookies, sugar and butter for crust. Press crust into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes, and let cool. 
In a small saucepan, cook and stir unsweetened chocolate over low heat until melted. Remove from heat, and cool. In a medium mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed about 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla. Gradually add egg, 1/4 cup at a time, beating on high speed after each addition and scraping sides of bowl constantly. Spoon chocolate mixture into shell, spreading evenly. Cover and chill for 5 to 24 hours.

In a small saucepan, melt the white chocolate with 1/4 cup whipping cream. Cool completely. Whip remaining 3/4 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add white chocolate mixture, and whip until stiff peaks form. Spread over chocolate layer, sprinkling with crushed Oreo cookies. Freeze at least 10 minutes to firm layer.

For the white chocolate layer, repeat the same process. Spread on top, and chill until serving.

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