Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie

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Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie
Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie
Pillsbury

Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie

Chocolate and mint are together again in a rich, tempting cream pie made easy in a frozen pie shell.

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8
Servings
575
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pillsbury Pet-Ritz frozen deep dish pie crust
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 package (4-serving size) chocolate pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 5 drops green food color
  • 2 cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  • 2 thin rectangular chocolate and green mints, unwrapped

Directions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake pie crust as directed on package for One-Crust Baked Pie Shell. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, stir together milk and pudding mix; cook as directed on package. Continue cooking over low heat while adding chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Set aside.

In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and 1 to 2 drops of the green food color until smooth. Gently fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping.

Spread cream cheese mixture in shell. Top with chocolate mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until set. To color remaining 1 cup whipped topping, in small bowl, stir together whipped topping and remaining 2 drops food color. Garnish pie with whipped topping. Chop mints and sprinkle over whipped topping. Cover and store in refrigerator.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
55%
Sugar
46g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
98%
Cholesterol
31mg
10%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
67g
22%
Vitamin A
98µg
11%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.2%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.7%
Vitamin K
4µg
6%
Calcium
96mg
10%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
14µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Folic acid
5µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
83mg
21%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.7mg
3.3%
Phosphorus
158mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
347mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.8%
Sodium
194mg
8%
Sugars, added
42g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%