Desserts/Treats

Turtle Pie Oh My!

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Turtle pie is one of my go-to recipes when the chocolate craving hits. If you are a fan of those famous chocolate turtles this recipe is for you.

The past month I’ve been busy canning pasta sauce, salsa and cherry tomatoes for over the winter months thanks to my best friends.

The great part is they know I will take their overflow of fruit and vegetables so they don’t go to waste. You all know how I don’t like food waste.

Football season is full on at the moment and trying to find time to can is getting harder but it’s well worth it to have delicious tasting homemade sauces especially before the season ends and the farmer markets close until next year. Or in my case my friends gardens!

 

Turtle Pie

 

I was craving something really sweet the other day so decided to make a turtle pie for dessert. Now this turtle pie is a pretty easy recipe and one you can whip up even in a pinch. That’s why I like it.

What is Dulce De Leche?

When the condensed milk goes on sale normally $1.88 is a great price I will stock my pantry with as many as my grocery budget will allow. I keep half as condensed milk and the rest is then slowly boiled in the can to make a rich creamy Dulce De Leche which is a process of caramelizing the sugar.

Dulce De Leche comes from South America and used in many recipes around the globe. You will notice the colour will change to a caramel or brown colour and it will be very sweet. I love it on ice-cream and is perfect for making turtle pie.

turtle pie whole

If you are looking for desserts using cream cheese this is another you can add to your recipe box. This Turtle Pie has a creamy centre of Philadelphia cream cheese and peanut butter pie filling mixture.

The mix sits on top of an Oreo cookie pie crust rather than a traditional pie crust or graham cracker crust. The more chocolate you add the more decadent this Turtle pie becomes.

Turtle Pie Oh My!
Cuisine: Dessert
Author: Nicola Don
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Cook time:
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Serves: 6
Turtle pie is a creamy chocolate peanut butter pie on top of an Oreo Crust.
Ingredients
  • 1 can Dulce de leche (boiled condensed milk)
  • <span data-mce-bogus=”1″ class=”mceItemHidden”>1 package (<span class=”hiddenSpellError” pre=”” data-mce-bogus=”1″>250g</span>) chocolate Philadelphia cream cheese (room temp)</span>
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate Oreo crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon butter
Instructions
  1. Combine cream cheese and peanut butter until its thoroughly mixed
  2. Line 8″ Cake tin with parchment paper
  3. Melt butter in pan and add chocolate Oreo crumbs
  4. Mix together until all the crumbs have absorbed butter
  5. Pour into cake tin and pat down firmly into the pan
  6. Put into the fridge for 30 mins to harden
  7. Once hardened take out and spread the cream cheese and peanut butter mixture over the crumbs and place back into the fridge for a further 15 mins.
  8. Open can of Dulce de leche and spread over the pie evenly
  9. Top with chocolate chips and or nuts.
  10. Place back in the fridge until ready to eat.

 

There you have it an easy no-bake chocolate turtle pie recipe that is delicious and easy to make.

What are some of your favourite no-bake desserts?

~Nicky x

 

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8 Comments

  1. This looks AMAZING. If you’re a bit worried about boiling the condensed milk and the can exploding (it happens!) You can put the condensed milk in a heat proof dish, cover with foil and bake in a roasting dish full of water (water up to half way of your heatproof dish) for about 2 hours – oven on 220C. I will be trying out turtle pie sometime very very soon!

  2. Guys thanks for the comment. It would be excellent as a tray bake Nicola mmm, Lori it’s a no brainer if she loves turtles, Christine if you don’t like the peanut butter mix it with Choc sauce I sometimes use the milk Choc syrup for a quick Choc fix lol

  3. This does look good Nicola!!! Any thoughts on what I could replace the peanut butter with as I’m not a fan of the stuff? I know…it’s me, the only one in the house that doesn’t like it. Never have… Thanks for sharing one of your awesome recipes again!!,

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