Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pi Day 2013!

Dulce de Leche Pie
Happy Pi Day!!  We celebrated with our usual pizza (pizza pie) and I made this new pie... a variation of this Peanut Butter Pie, using Dulce de Leche instead.  I wanted it to taste like our fave Pasteleria's Dulce de Leche tart that I like to order there sometimes.  It tasted very, very good.  I think since I did not do the gelatin, it was a little schlumpy and not very firm.  I didn't want to use Cool Whip, so I whipped my own cream and didn't bother stabilizing it.  Most of the fam loved this!
Dulce de Leche Pie

Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Pie
adapted from here

4 oz. Graham Crackers or Maria Cookies
1 Tablespoon vanilla sugar or regular sugar
1/4 cup salted butter, melted

1. Crush the crackers/cookies until they’re fine crumbs (food processor is good for this).  Pour melted butter and sugar over the top and stir with a fork to combine (or continue processing).  Press into pie pan and chill until filling is ready.

1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Dulce de Leche
1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese
1/4 cups powdered sugar

1.  Using a stand mixer if available, whip heavy cream and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.  In another bowl (or the same one; but remove the whipped cream first), whip the Dulce de Leche, cream cheese, and 1/4 cup powdered sugar together until smooth. 

2.  Carefully fold the whipped cream into the Dulce de Leche mixture, using a rubber spatula.  Try to not deflate the whipped cream.  Pour into the cookie pie crust; refrigerate until ready to eat.  Serve with extra Dulce de Leche on top, if desired.

Dulce de Leche Pie
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