Copycat O’Charley’s Caramel Pie


Copycat O’Charley’s Caramel Pie

When the warm months roll in, there’s an undeniable craving for a refreshing, chilled dessert, and this caramel pie is an absolute winner. Drawing inspiration from the renowned caramel pie of O’Charley’s restaurants, this pie exudes the rich essence of caramel, lightness of whipped cream, and the crunch of pecans, all topped with delectable chocolate bits. Whether you’re a dessert enthusiast or someone with a moderate sweet tooth, this pie promises to captivate your senses.
While there’s an adventurous few who tread the path of crafting homemade dulce de leche from sweetened condensed milk cans, it’s a path fraught with risks. Not only does it demand meticulous attention for 3 hours, ensuring the cans remain submerged in water to prevent potential explosions, but the end product might also lack the desired texture or taste.
Thankfully, there’s a hassle-free alternative. Simply procure canned dulce de leche from your local store, often located alongside condensed milk. This delight, resembling a dense caramel sauce, gains the perfect consistency upon refrigeration.
Embarking on this recipe, you can opt for a store-bought graham cracker crust or venture into crafting one. For a homemade touch, mix 1 1/2 cups of finely ground graham crackers with 6 tablespoons of melted butter and 1/3 cup of sugar. Mold this mixture into a 9-inch pie pan and bake at 350˚ for 10 minutes. Let it cool before proceeding with the filling.


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