Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Red Velvet Pie

I wanted to make a very special pie for a dinner party that I was hosting and this is the pie that I finally decided to make. I used to make this pie for a friend many years ago and it is a wonderful pie that is so full of chocolate goodness. It reminds me of a cheese cake but has the comfort of a pie, a very versatile recipe that can be served for a formal dinner party or an informal family dinner. We really enjoy this Red Velvet Pie and sure hope you will too!

Red Velvet Pie

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Our Guest At The Dinner Party Loved This Pie

Red Velvet Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
1 9 inch pie crust
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
8 tablespoons butter, melted
4 eggs
1 teaspoon raspberry extract
1 - 1 ounce bottle of red food coloring (See Recipe Tip)
8 ounce cream cheese, softened
Directions
Prepare the pie crust.
Very carefully sprinkle the chocolate chips on the bottom of the pie crust. and set aside.
Melt the butter and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder, cocoa, 3 of the eggs, extract, and melted butter. Add in the food coloring and whisk together until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the chocolate chips in the pie crust.
In a medium bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of the sugar, 1 egg, and the cream cheese. Beat together until completely smooth and creamy.
A large spoonful at a time place the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate mixture in the pie crust.
With the tip of a knife, swirl the cheese mixture with the chocolate mixture, careful to leave the large area's in tack.
In a preheated 275 degree oven, bake the pie for 1 hour.
Turn the oven off and let cool in the oven for 1 hour.
Remove the pie from the oven and refrigerate the pie for at least one hour before slicing.
Keep the pie refrigerated until serving.
Enjoy!
Recipe Tip
If you can't use Red Food Dye's because of allergies, use 1 ounce of beet juice.
Be sure to leave the pie in the oven to cool as that is part of the cooking process.
Be sure and refrigerate the pie for at least one hour before serving to allow it to set.

Place The Chocolate Chips In The Bottom Of The Crust

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour The Chocolate Mixture Over The Chocolate Chips

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Dollop The Cream Cheese Mixture On Top Of The Chocolate Mixture

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Swirl The Cream Cheese With The Chocolate

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Bake and Cool

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Ready To Serve

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Red Velvet Pie at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Thanks so much for stopping by to have dessert with us today. I sure hope that you have an opportunity to prepare this awesome pie for your friends and family. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy

20 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous pie!!
    It looks fantastic, and I can hear it calling me - Winnie eat me :)

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    1. Thanks so much Winnie, it is calling my name as well.
      Miz Helen

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  2. Oh my goodness! That looks so good - must make this!

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  3. holy guacamole, what a pie! Thanks Miz Helen!
    Jenna

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  4. OMG this red velvet pie looks amazing! I'm sure it's very delicious too! Can't wait to make it!

    Home cleaners Richmond

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  5. Miz, Helen, I have never heard of a Red Velvet Pie, but wow, I'm glad I have now! It is just gorgeous, and I can't wait to try it! Pinned! :)

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  6. Oh my this looks so amazing! And it seems like it's fairly easy to make. Pinned for later!! Stopping by from Lou Lou Girls! Have a great week!

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  7. This looks beautiful and scrumptious. I'd go with the beet juice myself because I can usually taste the food coloring in most red velvet recipes.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays! Hope you will join us again next week.

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  8. Oh My!! This looks amazing!! I would love for you to share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday-Link Party that starts tomorrow!! I would love to have you!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-6/

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  9. It's sooo pretty and I know it must taste divine!

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  10. Love love love!! So glad you shared with us at Weekend Potluck.

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  11. When do you put in the food coloring?

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    1. I have a question about the dye as well. If we put the dye in the cream cheese mixture, then how will we have the white color in the pie? I'm in love with this recipe and can't wait to make it! I just want my pie to look as beautiful as the one in the picture! :)

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    2. Monica,
      I put it in the wrong place and now it is corrected, you would have ended up with pink cheese, this is the correction.
      In a medium bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder, cocoa, 3 of the eggs, extract, and melted butter. Add in the food coloring and whisk together until the mixture is smooth.

      Another tip, be sure and let it cool in the oven because that is part of the cooking process. Then to refrigerate so it will completely set.

      Thanks so much for letting me know, it is a delicious pie and I sure hope you enjoy it.!
      Miz Helen

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    3. Judi,
      Oh my,I have made this recipe to many times without writing it down, this is the correction. Thanks so much for asking about it!
      In a medium bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder, cocoa, 3 of the eggs, extract, and melted butter. Add in the food coloring and whisk together until the mixture is smooth.
      I hope you enjoy the pie!
      Miz Helen

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  12. My husband was just looking over my shoulder expressing quite an interest in your lovely Red Velvet Pie, Miz Helen! I think I'll be making it soon! It looks absolutely scrumptious :-) Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet :-)

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  13. Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I can't wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

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  14. This is a beautiful pie and looks amazing......wish I had a big slice right now.....for sure I will have to make this pie.....thanks for posting such a great looking pie......

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  15. Wow, Miz Helen! This is stunning--the idea, the swirled effect, everything! I love red velvet anything.

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