There are days when you just want something so sinful and almost shameful. That dessert that you know you *shouldn’t* eat but you kinda don’t care because you NEED it in your life at that moment. You’ve balanced your diet and exercise and just want that one dessert that, at first bite, your eyes kinda roll back in your head, your feet instantly prop up and you swear you hear praises from heaven.
That is THIS dessert!
*I* needed this in my life one day. Work had been a bear, I was cranky from my 3 hour daily commute, frustrated that the house was STILL under construction and that every person that was in traffic with me were idiots that didn’t know how to drive. Yeah, it was one of those days!
When I came home, grumbling, I went straight to the kitchen and threw this together. I HAD to have this.
However, I couldn’t have it that night because it needs at least 4 hours to chill. <insert even MORE grumpiness!>
But Mr. Fantabulous emerged into the kitchen and without saying a word, just came up, kissed me on the forehead, patted my behind (TMI? LOL), told me he loved me and went back to working on the construction. Somehow THAT made everything else just seem miniscule and frankly didn’t matter. I was content but then an evil and I mean EVIL grin formed on my face.
Why? Because I had a ‘dirty little secret’ tucked away in the fridge that he didn’t know about.
“Hmmmm… could I hide this pie just for me? Do I dare??? I couldn’t possibly not share this… could I???” as she bats her baby blues. Ya know that wicked grin the Grinch gets in the movie “The Grinch that Stole Christmas?” Yeah.. I got THAT grin! LOL
So I kept it quiet and went about my night. The next day I came home, made dinner and per clockwork Mr. Fantabulous asked what was for dinner. Now mind you, I actually did forget about that pie (I know right? Is that even possible???) so I responded “I think there’s ice cream”. To which he IMMEDIATELY responded with “but but but what about that pie you have hidden in the lower shelf behind the wheat germ and hummus??” Damn it! He found it!
After a pause I got up, begrudgingly, took the pie out and cut us each a piece.
Oh dear LORD if I knew I could have licked the very sharp knife clean without cutting my tongue off I would have as this was THAT good!
After I cut ours I realized I had NO room in the fridge (after putting away the leftovers from that night’s dinner). I did, for a split second, think about pitching those leftovers just so I could put this in the fridge but my mother’s voice popped in my head and reminded me that we never waste food. So I stuck this in the freezer uncovered for about 30 minutes just to harden the outside. Then I took it out, wrapped it in plastic wrap and kept it in the freezer. The next time since I knew we wanted this again for dessert I took it out about 20 minutes before we were done eating, sliced it and inhaled. We actually preferred this from the freezer as it was more firm and almost took on an ice cream type of feel.
You NEED to make this! NEED to I tell ya!Print
- 24 whole Oreo cookies
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
Chocolate Cream Filling
- 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix
- 1 box chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
- 2 3/4 cups ice cold milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream plus 2 Tbl confectioner’s sugar or 1 packet dream whip
- 1/2 cup hot fudge, warmed
Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping
- 1 Tbl plus 1 tsp unflavored gelatin
- 2 Tbl + 2 tsp cold water
- 2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 tsp chocolate extract
- Chocolate Shavings
- In a medium-sized bowl or a food processor, add the Oreos and blend until the texture of coarse meal or crumbs.
- Add the melted butter and blend until well combined.
- Place the ground crumb mixture into a 9” deep-dish pie pan and press onto the bottom and up the sides evenly.
- Pour the warmed hot fudge on the bottom of the crust and gently spread.
- Refrigerate the crust for at least an hour before you add the filling of your choice. This will help prevent crumbling when you want to serve it.
Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping
- Put the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. You want them ice cold!
- In a small microwave bowl, combine gelatin and water; let stand until thick ~about 1 minute.
- Microwave for 20-30 seconds just until the gelatin dissolves and it’s not grainy. Do not allow this to set.
- Whip the cream with the sugar, cocoa and extract until slightly thick. ~1 minute
- While slowly beating, add the gelatin to the cream.
- Whip at high until stiff.
- Use immediately or store in the fridge.
Chocolate Cream Filling
- Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Remove the bowl from the freezer and add in the cream and confectioner’s sugar.
- Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks.
- Place in the fridge.
- In a clean bowl, add in the pudding mixes and milk.
- Using a hand mixer, whip the mixture until thickened.
- Remove the whipped cream from the fridge and gently fold that into the pudding.
- Remove the crust from the fridge and gently spread the chocolate cream over top.
- Remove the whipped cream topping from the fridge and spread on over top the cream.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. This can be frozen as well. To freeze place uncovered in the freezer for 30 minutes or until the outside is firm to the touch.
- Remove from the freezer, cover with plastic wrap and store in the freezer
- If frozen, remove from the freezer and let sit for 20-25 minutes or until it can be easily cut. Store in the fridge or the freezer, covered.