*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            Chocolate Turtle Pie
 Recipe By     : Mrs. Fields I Love Chocolate Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chocolate                        Pies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  c             Graham cracker crumbs
    4       tb           Unsalted butter -- melted
    2      tb            Sugar
    3       oz           Milk chocolate -- finely
      3/4  c             Sugar
    3      tb            Water
    2       c            Heavy cream -- scalded
    5      lg            Egg yolks
    6       oz           Semisweet chocolate --
                         Finely chopped
    1      t             Vanilla extract
      1/4  c             Chopped pecans
      1/4  c             Semisweet chocolate chips
   YIELD:  One 9-inch pie Preheat the oven to 350. MAKE THE CRUST: In a medium
   bowl, blend the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Stir in the milk
   chocolate.  Press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a
   9-inch pie plate.  Refrigerate until ready to use. PREPARE THE FILLING: In
   a heavy medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water over low heat,
   stirring constantly.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then let boil
   without stirring until the syrup turns a light amber. While the syrup is
   boiling, brush down the sides of the pan from time to time with a wet
   pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming. Remove the pan from the heat
   and stir in the hot cream (be careful, it will bubble rapidly). Continue
   stirring, over heat if necessary, until all of the caramel is dissolved
   into the cream. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Whisk about
   1/2 c. of the hot caramel cream into the eggs to warm them. Transfer the
   warmed eggs to the caramel cream in the saucepan. Stir in the chopped
   semisweet chocolate and the vanilla, stirring until melted and smooth. Pour
   the filling mixture into the pie crust.  Sprinkle the pecans and chocolate
   chips on top.  Bake for about 35 min., or until the center is just set.
   Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then refrigerate until firm,
   about 4 hrs
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 NOTES : This is a totally awesome pie!!!  (Very TNT!)  When you read the 
 directions it might not seem too easy, but actually the first time I made 
 this I was surprised at how easy it actually was.  
 Posted to Dessert-Lovers 7/99