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!
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.
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.
- 1 can Dulce de leche (boiled condensed milk)
- 1 package (250g) chocolate Philadelphia cream cheese (room temp)
- 1½ cups chocolate Oreo crumbs
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Combine cream cheese and peanut butter until its thoroughly mixed
- Line 8" Cake tin with parchment paper
- Melt butter in pan and add chocolate Oreo crumbs
- Mix together until all the crumbs have absorbed butter
- Pour into cake tin and pat down firmly into the pan
- Put into the fridge for 30 mins to harden
- 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.
- Open can of Dulce de leche and spread over the pie evenly
- Top with chocolate chips and or nuts.
- 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?
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