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Rating: 4.36 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Absolutely delicious, although very rich. Pie version of the Turtles® chocolates. I used to sell this pie to a restaurant and the customers loved it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pecans into bottom of pie shell.

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  • To Make Filling: In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook condensed milk, brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Stir and bring to a boil; stir continuously for at least 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then slowly beat with a spoon until mixture starts to thicken; will take about 2 minutes. Be sure not to over beat or it will harden too much. Pour mixture into pie shell; cover and refrigerate for about an hour. Filling ingredients may be halved to make for a less rich pie.

  • To Make Topping: In a medium saucepan, cook chocolate and butter over low heat until melted together. Stir in condensed milk; mix well. Remove from heat; allow to cool just enough so that yolk won't cook when added, but not so cool that the chocolate hardens; cooling time will be about 3 minutes. Stir in egg yolk to chocolate mixture; spread over cooled filling. Place pie back in refrigerator and cool for another hour.

Tips

TURTLES® is a registered trademark of DeMet's Candy Company.

Nutrition Facts

756 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 78.1g; fat 49.5g; cholesterol 108.7mg; sodium 359.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
This pie was so so SO good. It was unbelievable--and I don't even like pecans! We made two for my father's birthday--I made one and my 13 year old niece made one. They were fabulous but very rich for our family's tastes--and we are rather hearty eaters of sweets. My only complaints are that it is time-consuming (to wait for it to cool) and that it does get gooey with only minimal time at room temperature. But I really can't say enough nice things about this recipe--it was so fabulous and exotic flavored and yet a 13 year old was able to do it with no trouble. Bravo to this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2003
This is a quick and easy pie to make. The caramel that is called for in this recipe with the brown sugar condensed milk and Karo syrup is quite versatile and can be used for other caramel needs. I only made half the recipe and it chilled quickly and was delicious. The only thing I would recommend is cutting the caramel by 1/4 because what happens is that it overpowers the pie crust and the chocolate topping. Also instead of using a regular pie crust I made a chocolate cookie crust. Yum! Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2003
This is a quick and easy pie to make. The caramel that is called for in this recipe with the brown sugar condensed milk and Karo syrup is quite versatile and can be used for other caramel needs. I only made half the recipe and it chilled quickly and was delicious. The only thing I would recommend is cutting the caramel by 1/4 because what happens is that it overpowers the pie crust and the chocolate topping. Also instead of using a regular pie crust I made a chocolate cookie crust. Yum! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
This pie was so so SO good. It was unbelievable--and I don't even like pecans! We made two for my father's birthday--I made one and my 13 year old niece made one. They were fabulous but very rich for our family's tastes--and we are rather hearty eaters of sweets. My only complaints are that it is time-consuming (to wait for it to cool) and that it does get gooey with only minimal time at room temperature. But I really can't say enough nice things about this recipe--it was so fabulous and exotic flavored and yet a 13 year old was able to do it with no trouble. Bravo to this recipe! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
absolutely sinful and so very delicious. more for wintertime than summer but I'm going to do it a lot when the frost comes... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
Exactly the flavor I was looking for. I added whipped cream and it was the perfect touch not only for taste but also for presentation. I really like the idea of a "turtle cream" pie and next time I will probably half ALL of the ingredients (except for pecans/shell) and put at least 8 oz. of whip cream (enough to fill out the pie crust) on top. I also decorated with pecans dipped in caramel chopped chocolate chips with shavings etc and drizzled caramel. I would not use a graham cracker crust or cookie crust as someone recommended as it is already really rich (sweet). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
I made these into tarts instead for christmas. I topped it off with a dollop each of the chocolate topping and finished with a pecan. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/24/2005
I never thought I would say something is "too sweet" but this is! I would never make this again. I did make it the way the recipe called for I guess if you cut the caramel in half it might be okay...but i dont feel it is worth it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2005
Difficult to rate this because I thought it was just average and not a particularly impressive presentation - in my opinion you might as well just soften a few Snickers bars in the micowave. However my husband thought it was DIVINE and most other guests seemed to enjoy it. I followed the advice of others to reduce the sweet ingredients by 1/4th used an oreo cookie pie shell and garnished it with whipped cream. It is very easy to prepare and a good desert for a casual dinner or party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2004
I absolutely LOVE this recipe. I brought it to my family's Thanksgiving and they couldn't get enough of it! It is wonderfully sweet and very addicting! I can see why it sold in restaurants! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Rich but very good. Very easy to prepare. Much better than the usual pecan pie. Read More
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