With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought it would be great to share a few pie recipes with you. It’s funny how traditions during the holidays live on and on, and each holiday seems to have it’s own traditions. Thanksgiving and Pies just go together.
This Turtle Cheesecake Pie is perfect for Thanksgiving, but scrumptious of course any time of year. Ever since I gave the Cake Mix Pie Crust a try, I have been dreaming of a pie to make with a chocolate cake mix pie crust. And I’ll have to say…it turned out pretty good!
Let’s begin by chatting about the crust…like I mentioned, this is a Chocolate Cake Mix Pie Crust, while it wasn’t as easy to work with as the yellow cake mix I used in the Mini Pumpkin Mousse Pies, it was not difficult either. I did figure out a couple tricks along the way…
- Use cocoa powder to lightly dust the surface before rolling, you can use flour but it will coat the crust white
- Do not fold the crust over on itself, it will stick together
Now I’ll have to admit, I’m not the best pie crust baker in the world – not even close – but looks aren’t everything, right? As long as it’s delicious, that’s all that matters.
After the crust is baked and cooled, the filling is super easy. I used my favorite No Bake Cheesecake Recipe and changed it a bit to pair with the caramel and hot fudge flavors, I used cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and Cool Whip whipped topping, it can also be made up a day or two ahead of the holiday, making it a great make-ahead Thanksgiving Dessert.
For the topping, I made Caramel Sauce and Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce, which are both made with just 2 or 3 ingredients and go together in minutes. But you could very easily pick up bottles of ice cream topping. You can find the ingredients for the sauces, ice cream toppings and all the other ingredients for this Turtle Cheesecake Pie at Walmart.
Linking to…Gooseberry Patch