Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chocolate Mascarpone Pie


Graham cracker pie shells are a lifesaver.

I always get a couple when I go to the grocery and use them when I'm in a last minute jam and need a dessert. The other night we had friends coming over and I hadn't even thought about dessert. I was focused on finishing the actual dinner. With 10 minutes left until they were due to arrive my husband asked the dreaded question, "What about dessert?"  So I threw open the refrigerator door to see a leftover tub of mascarpone and heavy cream. 

Perfect.

Then I went to the cupboard and rooted around on my baking shelf.  Next I found semi-sweet chocolate chips. I melted the chips and let them cool and then combined them with the mascarpone and folded in whipped cream....with a few minutes to spare. 

So make sure you have a couple of graham cracker pie crusts in your cupboard for a quick and easy dessert.

Chocolate Mascarpone Pie

12 ounces semi-sweet chips
6 oz mascarpone cheese
1 pint heavy cream
1 graham cracker pie crust

Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler. Let cool and add to mascarpone cheese. Mix until smooth. Whip the heavy cream in a mixer on high until you get stiff peaks. Fold into the chocolate mascarpone mixture and then put into your pie shell.

11 comments:

  1. this looks delicious. i think i will stuff the filling into one of my mini tarts. maybe even for thanksgiving. thanks for the idea.

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  2. Nice little quick and easy dessert.

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  3. Wow really? Frozen crust, whipped cream, mascarpone cheese and melted chocolate... that's it? I'm so amazed at how fancy and decadent it looks! Thank you so much for sharing such a great recipe for us. It looks absolutely delicious.

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  4. This looks so good! I love how you were able to throw this together with what you had already.

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  5. Beautiful for a planned dessert, let alone one thrown together impromptu

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  6. Absolutely divine!!! This is my kind of dessert.

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  7. Wow. For a last-minute dessert, that looks nothing like a last-minute dessert. I am going to make this one for the fiancee. And she's going to kill me - wedding diet and such. But I need an excuse to eat it.

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  8. wow--so elegant for off the cuff dessert!

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  9. Currently making this recipe. Will let you know how it turns out! I made my crust, with just a hint of chocolate in it so I'm hoping everything turns out great!!

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