Welcome to Day 2 of my 7 Days of Memory Making ~ Holiday Recipe Series
As I mentioned yesterday, I am taking a MUCH NEEDED break from my usual blogging routine this week in preparation for prepare for our long distance move. But don’t worry, this blog will not be abandoned. I have teamed up with the FABULOUS Danelle from Let’s Dish Recipes to bring you some really great recipes this week.
Welcome Danelle!!!! So honored to have you posting here today in my space.
I was so excited when Gina asked me to share some favorite holiday recipes this week at Kleinworth and Co. She’s always sharing delicious food, and beautiful food photography, and I can’t wait to see what tasty treats she has in store for us this week!
Today I’m sharing a German Sweet Chocolate Pie recipe that my mom first started making for the holidays back when I was a teenager. She found it on the bottom of the Cool Whip lid and it’s been a family tradition ever since. I’ve been making it for my family for the past 18 years.
Sometimes we have it for Thanksgiving, sometimes for Christmas, and sometimes for both! Which is really easy to do, because this pie goes in the freezer, which means I can make two pies at once for both holidays! And it’s so nice to have a make ahead dessert when you’re going to be busy in the kitchen with other things.
German Sweet Chocolate Pie
German Sweet Chocolate Pie
- 4 ounces Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1 8 ounce Cool Whip topping, thawed
- 1 graham cracker pie crust
- Heat chocolate and 2 tablespoons of the milk in saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until chocolate is melted.
- Beat sugar into cream cheese
- Add remaining milk and chocolate mixture and beat until smooth.
- Fold in whipped topping and blend until smooth.
- Spoon into crust.
- Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
- Garnish with additional whipped topping and chocolate curls, if desired.
- Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour before serving.
- Store any leftover pie in the refrigerator.
This recipe also works well with a traditional baked crust, and you can certainly make your own chocolate crumb crust, although I usually use a pre-made one. I definitely recommend using the German Sweet Chocolate though. It give the pie a very distinctive chocolate flavor. I’ve always been able to find it in the baking aisle near the other Baker’s brand chocolate.
In contrast to so many holiday desserts, this is not too sweet or rich, which means I can easily eat more than one piece! Although that may not be a good thing. I always get compliments and requests for the recipe when I serve this pie to company. I hope you and your family will love it too!
Check out another MUST MAKE Holiday recipe courtesy of Danelle
Be sure to come back tomorrow for Chocolate Truffles.
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