Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache

Known in Brazil as German Pie, this dessert is creamy, chocolaty and a little crunchy.

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

Servings: 10-15

Preparation time: 2 horas (+ 1 day)

 

Ingredients: 

Cream filling:

1 ¼ cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)

1 ½ cup sugar

3 egg yolks

2 ½ cup heavy cream

14 oz. Marie biscuit (or Graham crackers or milk cracker)

1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans or Brazilian nuts)

1 tbs. vanilla extract

chocolate covered crackers to decorate (optional)

Sweet sauce:

½ cup heavy cream

2 cups milk

2 tbs. sugar

2 tbs. cocoa liquor (or ½ teaspoon almond extract / or 1 tsp. chocolate extract)

Chocolate ganache:

4 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tbs. sugar

½ tbs butter

1 cup milk

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

8 oz. milk chocolate chips

 

Directions:

1 – Mix all ingredients from the sweet sauce in a bowl and set aside (you will use this sauce to soak the biscuits in while assembling the pie).

2 – In the mixer, put butter, sugar and egg yolks and beat well, until the mixture is light yellow and fluffy.

3 – With a spatula, add heavy cream, nuts and vanilla.

4 – In a foil-lined pan, assemble the pie following this order: soaked biscuits – cream filling – soaked biscuits… (first and last layers of biscuit).

5 – Cover and refrigerate until next day.

6 – Turn it upside down on a plate, spread the ganache and decorate with chocolate covered crackers.

Ganache:

1 – Put all ingredients in a saucepan, in a medium-high heat, and stir until it gets a firm and creamy consistency.

 

Tips:

  • Add raisins into the cream filling.
  • To decorate, you can also use fresh cherries or strawberries.

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