Elote Mexican Chocolate Pie

elote mexican chocolate pie
The name of this Mexican Chocolate Pie in Spanish is Pay de Chocolate.  This marvelous pie is from Elote Cafe located in Sedona, AZ.  Chef Jeff Smedstad gets the credit for this chocolate delight.  If you are in Sedona, Elote Cafe is a "don't-miss" restaurant.  The recipe is from the Chef's Cookbook, Elote Cafe Cookbook.
Recipe By: Elote Cafe
  • Prep20 min |
  • Total35 min |
  • Serves12

Ingredients

  • Crust:
    • 5 whole graham crackers
    • 3/4 cups sliced almonds, toasted
    • 1/4 cup (half a stick) melted butter
  • Filling:
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 3/4 tablet Mexican chocolate
    • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
    • 1 cup dark chocolate
    • 1 1/3 cups chilled heavy cream

Instructions

Heat the cream until boiling.  Lower the heat and add the Mexican chocolate.  Stir over low heat until it melts.  Add the rest of the chocolate and allow it to melt, stirring constantly until all chocolate is melted and mixture is very smooth.  Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Over medium-high heat, met the butter--in fact brown it just a little until it releases a nutty aroma, then set aside to cool slightly.  Slightly crush the crackers and put them in a food processor with the almonds. Grind to form a coarse meal.  Transfer the meal to a bowl and toss it with butter.  Lightly press the mixture into a 10-inch pie plate.  Set aside.

Whip the chilled cream until stiff, then fold it into the room temperature chocolate filling mixture.  Fold thoroughly, until no more white streaks appear, then mound the chocolate mix into the pie shell.  

Refrigerate 2 hours, preferably overnight, and serve.

Here is another Mexican Chocolate Pie recipe that uses pudding mix for the filling.

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