Gooey Turtle Pie

Hankering for something sweet last Sunday, I grab my all time feel good recipe of Turtle Pie. I learned this recipe from Jill Sandique, years ago when I attended one of her workshop that was when she still teaches at Heny Sison’s Culinary School (HSCS). This is such a decadent dessert that a sliver would suffice, for a night, that is! Good partnered with a tall glass of milk. Think Oreo + Caramel + Chocolate = HEAVEN. What could possible go wrong with that equation? Absolutely none.

Being short in butter, that didn’t stop me in making this recipe, my crust paid for my impatience though. I still went though with this recipe even though I sorely lack in the butter aspect now when a slice my pie, the side crust fell off, which for me is just a minor thing, doesn’t make it taste less special.

I know in baking I have to follow the recipe precisely, however, due to past experience, I know that if I do I would surely burn the nuts, so I revised some steps. Instead of toasting the nuts together with the butter and sugar as I make the caramel layer, I first toasted the nuts separately and set them aside to cool. Then I made the caramel layer. It’s just like making a caramel sauce, and then when it’s cooked, I added the toasted nuts.

Tutle Pie wouldn’t be complete without its chocolate layers. This one has two of them! Both made with ganache, but the first one is whipped and the second one is pure ganache, which acts as the shell of the Turtle Pie.

What I love most in this recipe is that its NO BAKE but I didn’t have to use gelatin to achieve my goal. (Gelatin and I are not in such a good term in terms of desserts. I like my gelatine as a Jello only.) Don’t get me wrong I love baking, however sometimes I get those urges but have no patience to wait for it to bake, to cool, & to frost. This is instant gratification!

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I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!

10 comments:

  1. Liz Tolentino9:56 AM

    Hi Nicole!

    I've been visiting your blog for quite some time now and i enjoy reading your documentation of your baking adventures because baking is also a passion to me...
    I'm really smitten by this turtle pie, would you mind sharing the recipe please...
    Thank you and more blogpost to come...

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  2. Hi Liz! I'm glad you enjoy reading my adventures in the kitchen.

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  3. The photo is to die for. Not fair not posting the recipe with it though. I have looked high and low and have not found a recipe anywhere that I think would produce a pie that looks like your photo. Please share!

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  4. Oh...my...gosh...this looks so rich and I feel the fat growing on me by looking at this. :)

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  5. WOW! I am so impressed with your blog! This Gooey Turtle Pie looks amazing (I'm 8 1/2 months pregnant and am craving this pie!!!). Do you share your recipes? or is that rude of me to ask? I don't mean to offend you, I'm just inspired by your blog :)

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  6. oops...I forgot to leave my email address if you share your recipe ashleymoses03@yahoo.com

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  7. will you please give my your recipe for your Gooey Turtle Pie?
    My mouth is watering.
    thank you so much,
    Janice

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  8. where can I find your recipe for your Gooey Turtle Pie?
    thank you,
    Janice

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  9. Hi Nicole! I was looking online for the recipe of the turtle pie and your oicture came and itis exactly what I was looking for, do you share de recipe?? thanks valenf@hotmail.com

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  10. Hi your turtle pie looks fantastic, I have been googling for turtle pie recipes and found your website, would you mind sharing your recipe? Thanks marijhunesue@yahoo.com

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