Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, July 25, 2011

We went to a get together last week. Everyone brought a pie to share. There was peach, strawberry, French Raisin (a post for another day), and some rebel (Heather...I'm talkin' to YOU!) even brought a cheesecake!!! Me? I brought chocolate, of course! I don't know about everyone else, but IT Guy and I LOVED it. There was enough leftover that he took a couple of pieces to work and enough for me to have a tiny sliver for dessert tonight! Smooth and creamy and lucious!!

Chocolate Caramel Decadence

8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
½ cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 ½ cups half & half
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup caramel ice cream topping
1 9-inch graham cracker crust – purchased or homemade

Prepare pie crust. Pour ¾ cup caramel into pie crust and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine egg yolks, sugar and half & half. Heat until thick and bubbly. Add semi sweet chocolate and butter. Stir to melt.

Slowly pour chocolate mixture on top of caramel in the pie crust. Drizzle with remaining caramel. Chill several hours or overnight.

All the good stuff...

Mix the crust ingredients.

Form your crust then drizzle 
some caramel sauce over that.

Cook your egg yolks, sugar and 
half and half until thick and bubbly.

Add the chocolate and stir to melt.

Then toss in some butter.

Pour the chocolate mixture into your pie shell. 
Drizzle with more caramel. 
Allow to chill for several hours, then add whipped cream! 
Oh yeah...then scarf it down.


  1. I shouldn't be looking at this right now, when I'm craving sweets!!! Looks amazing Valerie!!!

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