Friday, 14 September 2012

Chocolate Oreo Fudge Cream Pie




I'm so very sorry for my absence! Had I been more organised I would have scheduled some post during our transatlantic move, but it all happened so last minute! Our visas came through two Saturday's ago (finally!) and we booked our flights that same day and then left a week later! We have been in Vancouver for 5 days now and there aren't enough superlatives to completely describe just how amazing this place is! I knew I was going to love it, but I love it even more than I thought I would!

I'm working on a monster post incorporating all our pictures from our first few days and if you're interested you can follow along with our Canadian adventures over on my other blog...also I've done something I never usually do.  We've been without internet and the blogs were mounting up in my google reader so today when I logged on and it said I had 737 unread posts I clicked 'mark all as read'.  Shocking, I know, but that number was just way too many for me to get through but if you have blogged something super awesome in the past few days you know I would have loved then please be sure to leave me a comment and I'll check it out!!

Now let's talk about pie...

Chocolate Oreo Fudge Cream Pie, to be exact!

I had a little farewell dinner with my best friend Jade the other weekend.  She was going to be cooking up a Mexican feast and so I said I'd bring dessert.  I told her to tell me 3 of her favourite flavours so I could bake up something delicious, she came back with something like lemon, blackcurrant and something else that was fruity and then she added that she might like to substitute one of those for Oreo! Now I love a fruity bake every now and then, but I was wanting something decadent so I went with the Oreo.

I knew I wanted a pie base made out of crushed Oreos,



I also knew I wanted a chocolate fudge layer (made by melting cookie crumb chocolate for that added Oreo crunch!)



and then I thought I might as well throw some whole Oreo's in that layer too and not just regular ones but Double Stuff ones!



and then I knew I wanted a creamy frosting like topping to finish off and cute little mini Oreo's adorning the sides of the pie.



I searched the internet for a while to see if anyone else had baked up something similar, but I couldn't find anything so I just went ahead and made my own.



This was seriously delish...Oreo lovers, you owe it yourself to make this immediately!

Chocolate Oreo Fudge Cream Pie:
Serves 12
From Cupcake Crazy Gem

For the base:
18 Chocolate filled Oreos, crushed
60g unsalted butter, melted

For the chocolate fudge filling:
397g condensed milk
300g Galaxy Cookie Crumble milk choc
100g dark chocolate, I used 75%
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract

12 Double Stuff Oreos

For the topping:
113g Philadelphia cream cheese, don't scrimp on the good stuff!
45g icing sugar
125ml double cream, whipped
Oreos

Grease your pie dish with a thin layer of butter.

Crush the 18 Chocolate filled Oreos in a blender.  Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave.  Mix the butter in with the oreo crumbs until the mixture is sticky and when you roll it into a ball it holds its shape.  Spread the biscuit layer into the bottom of the pie dish, pressing down with the back of a spoon.  I used my hands to press the remaining crumbs into the sides of the Oreo dish to ensure the crust was evenly distributed.  Refrigerate for 20 minutes whilst making the fudge filling.

In a medium saucepan, add the condensed milk, both chocolates, salt and vanilla extract.  Stir over a medium-low heat until melted.  Get your Oreo crust out of the fridge and spread fudge layer on top.  Save back a small amount, about half a cup.

Now the fun part: Press 12 Double Stuff Oreos into the fudge layer.  Spread the remaining fudge on top so the Oreos are hidden.

Beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Whip the cream in a separate bowl.  Fold it in with the crushed oreos into the cream cheese mix until incorporated.  Spoon on top of fudge topping.

Drizzle with melted chocolate and decorate with mini Oreos

36 comments:

  1. Oh my, that's the best thing I have seen all week. Oh do dip a spoon in!

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    1. Thanks, it's definitely one of the most decadent things I've baked in a while!

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    2. I am back having another look, which isn't good news as I am on a fast day :(

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  2. Oh, that looks great! I love the Oreo base. Glad your move went ok and that you're settling in! :) xo

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    1. Yeah the Oreo base was one of my fave bits too! It certainly seems surreal to be here in Vancouver but we are just loving every minute!

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  3. This looks amazing Gem! I'm so making this!!! Glad to hear your liking Vancouver. Can't wait to read all about it! Let me know if you need any Canadian tips!

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    1. Thanks Andrea, you will love it for sure! I've done my monster post on my other blog so you can see how we're loving it so far. I'm pretty sure we're never going to want to leave! I will certainly quiz you for some tips when we make it over to Victoria!

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  4. O dear this looks like it'll be dangerous to my life..

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    1. It certainly will be Sophie but your tastebuds will thank you for it!

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  5. How do you dream up such amazing treats Gem? The fourth photo of the double stuffed oreos sinking into the melted chocolate.....mmmmmmmmm.

    Glad you arrived safely in Vancouver. Hope you're settling in well :)

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    1. Thanks Jo, we are just having the greatest time! and I don't know how I dream them up...clearly I am on track for trying to double my weight with the kind of treats I keep baking up! haha

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  6. Wow looks amazing and how exciting about Vancouver. I agree that sometimes the days just go! Looking forward to your monster post

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    1. The monster post is up on my other blog! yeah this summer has flown by, I still have bakes to blog about from back in April! I think I'm going to have to do a blog a day just to get back on track! haha

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  7. Gem I am so pleased the move went well, if a bit rushed! I have never been to Canada, but Mark has and he is in love with it!

    The pie looks delicious x

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    1. Thanks, yeah I had never been before either and now I am completely in the love with it too!

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  8. Would love to go to Vancouver! Good luck over there. Pie looks yummy!

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    1. Thanks, yeah you'd love it here especially all the awesome treats - I found the best doughnut shop this week. I have a feeling I'm going to get very fat here haha!

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  9. That's so exciting...I love Vancouver...it's one of the top cities in the world to live in! My grandparents are over that way and I'm hoping to visit again next year. You're pie also looks amazing...what's not to love...cream, fudge and Oreo! I'm looking forward to lots more Canadian/US themed bakes now you're out that way! :-)

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    1. yeah I read it's won happiest place to live for like 5 years in a row or something and I can definitely see why! that's cool a visit is in the pipeline for you! There will definitely be more North American themed bakes that's for sure!

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  10. Cream cheese, fudge and lots of Oreo... what more can be better than this very-irresistible combination? Totally agree with you... This looks seriously delish.

    Just recently started using Twitter and Pinterest and now following you at Twitter and Pinterest too :D

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    1. Great, glad to have you Zoe! I have to agree, it was a pretty deadly combo! haha

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  11. Vancouver is just a great city, and this pie looks just fabulous!

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    1. I agree, we've only been here 3 weeks but I'm pretty smitten already!

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  12. what an amazingly decadent dessert!

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    1. yes decadent with a capital D! and if you can believe it after we all indulged in a rather large slice of this dessert, my friend told me she had a surprise for me and took us out in Hoxton for triple thick milkshakes! That was definitely a fatty day!

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  13. Wow, chocolate Oreo overload! Love ittt! Also, massive congrats and good luck on the Vancouver move, I've just checked out your other blog and the place looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Kim! It really is! I can't believe we are lucky enough to be living here right now!

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  14. This looks absolutely amazing! I had a cream pie for the first time in America a couple of weeks ago and am converted, and I'm bookmarking your recipe now!

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    1. Yes cream pies are the best, chocolate cream, banana cream and of course coconut cream - I love them all! I spotted a cafe out the window of the bus the other day that specialised in homemade cream pies so I need to make my way back there sometime soon!

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  15. GEMMMMMM :) I've missed you and your blog posts sooooo much :) So so so glad that you have arrived safely in Vancouver!!! I'm so excited for you know hehe all i can think about this MAPLE SYRUP and how cheap and delicious it's going to be hehe

    This is definitely one rich and sinful fudge cream pie :) But i can't wait to try this I have so many oreos at home hehe

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    1. Ah thanks Daisy! can you believe the craziest thing is I don't really like maple syrup!! but Byron said I'm going to have to start liking it real fast since they have it with EVERYTHING here! hehe, so I'm working at it...I even bought some from the store the other day and am planning to break it in with some pancakes soon! Yes, do try it with all your Oreos at home - you will love it!

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