Turtle Cheesecake Pie

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! 

Turtle Pie : Chocolate Cake Mix Pie Crust filled with No Bake Cream Cheese filling, and topped with caramel, hot fudge and pecans! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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…

  1. Use cocoa powder to lightly dust the surface before rolling, you can use flour but it will coat the crust white
  2. Do not fold the crust over on itself, it will stick together

Turtle Pie : Chocolate Cake Mix Pie Crust filled with No Bake Cream Cheese filling, and topped with caramel, hot fudge and pecans! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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.

Turtle Pie : Chocolate Cake Mix Pie Crust filled with No Bake Cream Cheese filling, and topped with caramel, hot fudge and pecans! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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.

Turtle Pie : Chocolate Cake Mix Pie Crust filled with No Bake Cream Cheese filling, and topped with caramel, hot fudge and pecans! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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.

Turtle Pie : Chocolate Cake Mix Pie Crust filled with No Bake Cream Cheese filling, and topped with caramel, hot fudge and pecans! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Turtle Cheesecake Pie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Turtle Cheesecake Pie

Delicious pie that's perfect for the holidays, a dinner party or birthday. But easy enough for a weeknight dessert. Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix, standard size
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • Filling
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 oz) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • Toppings
  • Caramel Sauce - 1 bag caramels + 2 tablespoons water
  • Hot Fudge - 1 can (14 oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk + 1/2 cup chocolate pieces + 1/4 cup butter
  • Pecans - chopped and/or whole

Instructions

    Crust
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Turn dough out onto a slightly cocoa powder dusted counter and knead until well combined
  3. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 15 minutes
  4. Divide in half and roll out dough
  5. Place in pie pan, prick bottom with fork
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes for full size pie
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes for mini pies
  8. Cool completely
  9. Filling
  10. Beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth and well blended
  11. Add vanilla and beat
  12. Fold in COOL WHIP Whipped Topping until smooth
  13. Spoon into crust and place in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight
  14. Caramel Sauce
  15. Combine caramels and water in a small saucepan and cook, stirring constantly until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth
  16. Remove from heat and let cool about 10-15 minutes
  17. Place in plastic squeeze bottle for ease
  18. Hot Fudge Sauce
  19. Place all ingredients in small saucepan and heat until all ingredients are melted, smooth and creamy, stirring frequently
  20. Let cool slightly, serve immediately or store in a container in the fridge for up to a month
  21. To reheat, spoon into a microwave safe bowl and heat until smooth
  22. Place in plastic squeeze bottle for ease
  23. Assemble
  24. Drizzle pie with caramel and hot fudge and sprinkle with pecans
  25. Cover and store leftovers in fridge

Notes

Cook time is for the pie crust

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Comments

  1. katie drew says:

    Why do you split the dough in half. And how do you get nice edges of the crust

  2. This pie is RIDICULOUS! In the best of ways, of course. I had never heard of cake mix pie crust, but now I’ll have to try it. This looks amazing!

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