Chocolate Orange Pie

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Chocolate Orange Pie

This is like key lime but with oranges and Terry’s Chocolate Orange (or similar). In the UK chocolate orange and Christmas seem to go together, so I thought I would see if it could be expanded to be a family dessert for the holidays.  Please let me know what you think.

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Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Biscuits 290 – 300g (I have used several types in the past, Bourbon Cremes are nice but can stick a bit to pan)
  • Butter 150g melted
  • Condensed Milk 397g-400g tin
  • Eggs 3 medium yolks
  • Oranges 1 -2 medium to large (juice – do not use more than 6 Tbs juice or pie will not set right], and zest of one orange)
  • Corn Starch 1/4 tsp
  • Orange Food Colouring  a few drops (optional)
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange or Chocolate Buttons (to garnish)

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C/320F (or 140C fan oven). Grind biscuits to crumbs in a food processor or mash with mortar-pestle. Mix with the melted butter and press into the base and sides of 8 inch loose bottom baking tin or pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  • Zest and juice the orange. Whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl (about 1 minute with electric mixer or 5 by hand whisk). Add starch and stir in condensed milk and whisk for 3 minutes, then add the zest and juice and colouring (if used) [personally I am not a fan of the colouring, but it does make the pretty] and whisk again for 3-4 minutes. Pour the mixture into the base and bake for 15-20 minutes checking that it has not become overly browned.
  • Remove and allow to cool.
  • Garnish with chocolate pieces and refrigerate before serving.

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The photos are of one I made for Christmas, and I didn’t use any extra colourings.

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Pie

  1. Dark chocolate and orange crème are very good together. I grabbed a candy from a box on my table that’s been laying there since Christmas. I was quite surprised how good the flavors were together. I must try your recipe.

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