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Valentine's Day: Milk Chocolate Truffle Cream Pie

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Love & chocolate

This Valentine's Day, invite your lover over for fun and chocolate with this silky Milk Chocolate Truffle Cream Pie from world-famous chocolatier, Ghirardelli. Chocolate is the ultimate food of love - one slice will put you both in the mmmmm mood!

Valentine's Day Milk Chocolate Truffle Cream Pie

Serves 6

From San Francisco's famous chocolatier, Ghirardelli, comes this amazing recipe for Milk Chocolate Truffle Cream Pie. Not only is the cream part fantastic, the pie crust is made with crumbled chocolate and pecans. You and your lover will fall head over heels for this chocolate confection while you fall head over heels for eachother!

Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) milk chocolate baking bar
1 cup pecans
1 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoon brown creme de cacao

Directions:
1. For the crust, combine 4 ounces of chocolate (broken into pieces) and pecans in bowl of food processor or blender. Process until mixture looks like a crumb crust. Press crumbs into 8-inch pie plate, or 4 individual custard cups, or fancy stemmed sherbet glasses.

2. In small heavy saucepan, melt remaining 4 ounces of chocolate (broken into pieces) with cream on low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. (Do not boil.) Add creme de cacao. Chill at least 2 hours or until very cold.  Beat until thick and creamy. Spread into crust. Chill 1 hour.

3. Garnish with additional whipped cream around the edges and generously sprinkle with grated milk chocolate, if desired.

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