Written by Jenny –
It goes without saying that Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie will be gracing most tables Thanksgiving Thursday. I know it will be at mine. There was never a time in my life where pumpkin pie did not make an appearance as the Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert! Pumpkin pie even accompanied us on the road to visit my family for the holiday last year. Even making pumpkin pies holds a special place in my heart.
I do plan on bringing pumpkin pie with us again on our travels but I believe it is good to bring something new for others to try. This year I will be showcasing a pie of another shape for my family – Chocolate Cream Pie Bars made with our Carnation Chocolate Cream Pie Kit. Available in your favorite grocer’s baking aisle, this kit contains mixes for the chocolate crumb crust, chocolate cream filling and whipped topping. Carnation Evaporated Milk is used in the filling and topping for rich flavor. All you need to add is some butter, water and of course, love! To make the bar, just layer it in a 13 x 9-inch dish instead of the pie dish. Very easy to put together and no baking needed – so there is room for other yummies in the oven!
Ingredients for 20 servings
- 1 (29 7/8 ounces) Carnation Chocolate Cream Pie Kit
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup plus 1/3 cup water
MELT butter in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Mix in Crust Mix until well blended. Reserve 1 tablespoon of crust-butter mixture for decoration. Lightly press crust mixture onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch dish or pan.
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FILLING
ADD Filling Mix, 1 cup CARNATION® Evaporated Milk and 1 cup water to large mixer bowl. Mix on LOW speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl. Continue mixing on MEDIUM-HIGH speed until thickened, about 1 minute. Pour filling onto crust; spread evenly.
ADD Topping Mix, remaining 1/2 cup CARNATION® Evaporated Milk and 1/2 cup water to small, dry mixer bowl. Mix on LOW speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl. Continue mixing on MEDIUM-HIGH speed, about 3 minutes. Topping will thicken and hold peaks. Spoon over pie filling and spread with spatula. Sprinkle reserved crust-butter mixture over whipped topping.
REFRIGERATE for 3 hours or until firm.
TIP: For easier slicing, carefully dip pie plate in very warm water for 30 seconds.
Below are some other pies to grace your table with! Happy Thanksgiving!
Banana Cream Pie