Friday, March 16, 2012

What I Love: Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie

Hey Lovelies!
Check out this recipe for a ST. Patricks Day themed dessert titled "Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie".

Prep Time: 25 Min
Total Time: 2 Hr 25 Min
Makes: 8 servings

1 Pillsbury® Pet-Ritz® frozen deep dish pie crust
1 1/4 cups milk
1 package (4-serving size) chocolate pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 to 5 drops green food color
2 cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
2 thin rectangular chocolate and green mints, unwrapped

Heat oven to 400°F. Bake pie crust as directed on package for One-Crust Baked Pie Shell. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, stir together milk and pudding mix; cook as directed on package. Continue cooking over low heat while adding chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Set aside.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and 1 to 2 drops of the green food color until smooth. Gently fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping.
Spread cream cheese mixture in shell. Top with chocolate mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until set. To color remaining 1 cup whipped topping, in small bowl, stir together whipped topping and remaining 2 drops food color. Garnish pie with whipped topping. Chop mints and sprinkle over whipped topping. Cover and store in refrigerator.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):
No change.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 490(Calories from Fat 260),Total Fat 29g(Saturated Fat 18g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 40mg;Sodium 260mg;Total Carbohydrate 52g(Dietary Fiber 2g,Sugars 35g),Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 15.00%;Vitamin C 0.00%;Calcium 8.00%;Iron 8.00%;Exchanges:2 Starch;0 Fruit;1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;5 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:3 1/2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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