Monday, April 18, 2016

7-Layer Bar Birthday Pie

More multi-recipe pie hodgepodge is at work here! My mother came to town for my birthday. Whenever she is in town, she tries to get some limited edition 7-Layer Bar ice cream at Ben & Jerry's. I thought, "Why not make that a pie?". So I did. I assembled it in layers, much like the bar cookie version. First, I baked the non-chocolate graham cracker crust that I use for my Chocolate Pudding Pie recipe. Then, I baked the coconut custard from this recipe in a separate greased pie dish of the same dimensions. When the crust and custard were cool, I pulled a little pineapple-upsidedown action and flipped the custard into the crust. Then I tamped the custard down with a spoon so it was nestled into the crust. Next, I made some chocolate ganache (same as I make for the Banana Cream Pie) and toasted some pecans (about 3/4 cup). Over the custard went the chocolate ganache. The nuts and 1/2 - 2/3 cup of butterscotch chips got sprinkled on top of that. When all that was cool and set, I used the leftover caramel from my Banana Cream pity party and drizzled that over the top. We had some whipping cream at the time, so I dolloped some whipped cream on top of all that. I am definitely making this one again! Happy Birthday to me!

Current Pie Tally: 195

1 comment:

Angela said...

I wonder if you could cook the coconut custard on the stovetop, cool it and then spoon it into the crust? Would that be easier or harder than baking it and flipping it?