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Dark Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato Pie

3 reviews

One of my first entries in the National Pie Championship was this impressive pie with coffee flavor and cool chocolate curls on top. —Amy Mills, Sebring, Florida

Nutella Banana Cream Pie

Here’s a banana cream pie with a little Italian flair. The chocolate and hazelnut
go well with the banana,...


Peppermint Patty Cream Pie

This dreamy chocolate cream pie with
a touch of refreshing peppermint is the perfect way to cleanse the palate...


White Chocolate Cream Pie

This dessert earned a prize at our church picnic. It's a favorite with my husband— he can't get enough of...


Chocolate Almond Silk Pie

7 reviews

This pie recipe is one I clipped years ago that became a big hit with my husband and three daughters....

Cindy’s French Silk Pie

At gatherings certain desserts are often expected. This is my family's favorite dessert. It is the prefect end to the...


Salted Dark Chocolate Tart

When I was little, my grandpa always had a bag of caramels in his truck and a few in his...

Gingered Almond Truffle Tart

3 reviews

Fresh ginger complements the chocolate truffle filling in this elegant, almost sinful tart. Small servings are best! —Janice Elder, Charlotte,...


Swirled Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

I’m such a fan of marshmallows, I’ll eat a handful straight from the bag. Swirling a homemade marshmallow filling with...


Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

Espresso enhances and intensifies the dark chocolate flavor of my truffe tart. I make the crust with toasted walnuts and...


Chocolate Eggnog Pie

Reduced-fat eggnog makes for a creamy pie that’s spiced just right—and a light treat to top off a holiday meal....

Silky Chocolate Pie

3 reviews

Chocolate makes the world go round! We have a family that loves chocolate pies, and this version with a splash...


Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

7 reviews

I created this pie in tribute to Elvis, who was my favorite entertainer, and to Hershey, Pennsylvania, the town where...


Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

2 reviews

This pie is a treat we've been serving for many years. We have customers who never vary their dessert order...


Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

3 reviews

I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that...


Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie

21 reviews

When my fiance first made this chocolate bourbon pecan pie for me, I declared it to be the best pie...

Makeover French Silk Pie

1 review

A chocolaty rich, smooth and creamy dream of a makeover that mimics Cindy Evanoff’s original recipe in everything but calories,...


Orange Chocolate Ricotta Pie

6 reviews

A traditional Italian dessert served during the holidays and for special occasions, this pie features the classic pairing of orange...


Chocolate Ganache Tarts

16 reviews

Decadent, chocolate mousse-like filling and a flakey, tender crust make this very special. Be sure to coat hands well with...


Tofu Chocolate Pie

7 reviews

No one will guess the secret ingredient in this amazingly rich and creamy pie. In fact, you don’t even have...


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Grandma’s Chocolate Meringue Pie

32 reviews

My grandmother served this old fashioned chocolate pie recipe after Sunday dinner each week, usually with an apology it was...


Black Forest Pie

6 reviews

With three active children, I don't usually fuss with fancy desserts. This one is simple but impressive--it's the one I...


Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

3 reviews

As a teenage foreign exchange student in the south of France, I was horribly homesick. Then my host family's Grandmother...


Chocolate Mousse Pie

10 reviews

Sky-high and scrumptious, this fluffy chocolate delight is super to serve to company. You can put the pie together in...

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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

1 review

I've been using this rich pecan pie recipe for 30 years, changing it up when the mood strikes. We love...


Hazelnut Cream Pie

The key ingredient in this creamy-crunchy pie is my children’s favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread. For the finishing touch, sprinkle on semisweet...


Smooth Chocolate Pie

4 reviews

My mom and I made this chocolate pie, just the two of us, and our whole family got to enjoy...


Pecan Fudge Pie

6 reviews

This fudgy pie with a chocolaty twist is the perfect showcase for crunchy pecans. Top it with whipped cream, and...


Makeover Chocolate Eggnog Pie

6 reviews

I always make this dessert over the holidays using leftover eggnog. Now that it boasts all the classic flavor but...


Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

2 reviews

Our family hosts an annual barn party for our close friends, complete with a pie cook-off. A few years ago,...