Arkansas Possum Pie



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Arkansas Possum Pie is a creamy, layered chocolate and cream cheese pie in a pecan shortbread crust that is sure to please!


Arkansas Possum Pie is a creamy, layered chocolate and cream cheese pie in a pecan shortbread crust that is sure to please!

Total Time: 45 Minutes, Servings: 10 Servings

Ingredients :
  • PECAN SHORTBREAD CRUST
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • CREAM CHEESE LAYER
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • PUDDING LAYER
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • grated chocolate



Instructions :
  • CRUST
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter, then combine the butter, flour, brown sugar and pecans by stirring with a fork.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, just until the crust begins to brown around the edges. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • CREAM CHEESE FILLING
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and heavy cream using a hand mixer until smooth. Spread over bottom of the cooled pecan pie crust.
  • CHOCOLATE LAYER
  • Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, flour, and salt in a medium saucepan and whisk well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks and milk and whisk well, then add to the sugar and cocoa powder mixture in the sauce pan, whisking to combine.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until pudding begins to thicken and bubble, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the butter and vanilla, stirring just until the butter is melted and combined. Transfer the chocolate pudding to a shallow bowl and cover with a plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to help the filling cool down.
  • When the filling has mostly cooled down, remove the plastic wrap and stir, then spread over the cream cheese layer. Cover the pie with plastic wrap, then refrigerate for 4 hours until set.
  • WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING
  • Beat the heavy cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla using a hand mixer until whipped cream forms and holds it's shape when betters are removed. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the chocolate pudding layer and sprinkle with a handful of chopped pecans and chocolate shavings before slicing and serving.



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Arkansas Possum Pie is a creamy, layered chocolate and cream cheese pie in a pecan shortbread crust that is sure to please!

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