Caramel Cream Pie

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Caramel Cream Pie with an easy, homemade pie crust recipe! You can do this! #piday #criscoknowspie

I have big news today! HUGE news.

For those of you who know me, or have been following my blog for the past 4 years, you know I am not a pie crust baker. Like seriously, I just can’t do it. I can do graham cracker crusts, chocolate cookie crusts…but a traditional pie crust? Never.

Until now. Go ahead…Look at this photo. Yep, that’s my beautiful crust.

Easy, homemade Pie Crust recipe...if I can do this so can you! #criscoknowspie

Okay so I have a little work to do on “fluting” the edges. But the taste is marvelous. And it’s FLAKY you guys. I used this recipe from Crisco.

I’ve used the Crisco baking sticks many times in the past….for cookies. But never to try making a pie crust. I followed the recipe, exactly, to make a single crust pie. The key is the liquid. Only adding enough until the dough holds together. Also, starting with COLD Crisco baking sticks. After making your pie crust dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. Again, baking it cold keeps it flaky. I’m a believer in this recipe!!

Easy homemade Pie Crust recipe. If I can do this, so can you! #criscoknowspie

Since I was able to make a delicious crust, I had to fill it with something worthy and amazing.

I scoured my pantry for ideas…and a single can of dulce de leche kept calling my name. I made a creamy caramel pie filling (and added a little extra dulce de leche to the bottom of the pie too for a contrast in appearance, as well as a boost of caramel flavor!

Caramel Cream Pie with an easy, homemade pie crust recipe! You can do this! #piday #criscoknowspie

It turned out just how I wanted. I topped it with a little extra homemade whipped cream and I think we’ve got success.

I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen and try out some new pie recipes! I’m feeling confident in this crust that I can’t wait to see more pies here on Shugary Sweets (who would have thought I’d say that). Plus…duh…it’s #piday (well, it is this weekend). If you’re a math guru this may just be your favorite day of the year! And I just made it better with a Caramel Cream Pie. Boom!

 

Caramel Cream Pie

Yield: serves 12

Prep Time: 5 hours 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 stick (1/2 cup) chilled Crisco Baking Sticks (all-vegetable shortening)
  • 3-6 Tbsp ice cold water

For the filling:

  • 1 can dulce de leche caramel (divided)
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

For the crust:

  1. Blend flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using a pastry blender (or fork). Stir in water, by tablespoon, until dough holds together (I used 4 Tbsp)
  2. Test dough for proper moistness by squeezing a marble sized ball of dough in your hand. If it holds together firmly, you're good. If it crumbles, add more water (tablespoon at a time) until dough is moist enough to form a smooth ball.
  3. Shape dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (up to 48 hours).
  4. Roll dough from center outward into a circle on a lightly floured surface. You want the circle to be about 2 inches larger than your pie plate. Transfer dough to pie plate. Trim edges of dough, folding the edge under to flute dough as desired. Prick bottom of crust with a fork.
  5. Bake crust in a 425 degree oven (in the lower third of the oven) for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and cool completely.

For the filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup of dulce de leche and powdered sugar. Set aside. In a clean and COLD mixing bowl, beat heavy cream with granulated sugar for a couple minutes until stiff peaks form. Remove about 1/2 cup of the whipped cream and reserve it for the garnish.
  2. To the remainder of the whipped cream, fold in the caramel cream cheese mixture until fully blended. With the remaining dulce de leche, reserve about 1-2 Tbsp for garnish. Spread the remainder in the bottom of your cooled pie crust. Top with caramel cream mixture. Top with reserved whipped cream. Melt dulce de leche in microwave and drizzle over pie. Refrigerate pie for 4 hours or overnight. Slice and enjoy!
**pie crust recipe from Crisco**

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Caramel Cream Pie with an easy, homemade pie crust recipe! You can do this! #piday #criscoknowspie

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79 comments on “Caramel Cream Pie”

  1. I love that Pi Day is on the weekend this year. It’s too bad that the kids can’t celebrate in school, but it makes celebrating at home a lot easier. It’s supposed to be super duper rainy on Saturday, so I think I’ll make pies and drink tea! The perfect Saturday combination.

  2. Mir

    Not a pie baker, like heck! You are quite a pie baker. This crust is gorgeous. A thing of beauty. And the filling is lovely!

  3. Oh yeah, its pi day!!! I’ve struggled with pie crusts before!

  4. Yeah I soooo need you to bring me a slice of this today hahah! Gosh I want this for breakfast.

  5. I love making homemade crusts, and they taste much better than store-bought, but I have to admit, the store-bought ones do retain the crimped edges better than homemade – at least with the recipe I use. But anywho, I love the flavor of this pie. I actually had planned on making a caramel pie this weekend for pi(e) day but it was straight dulce de leche in the crust topped with whipped cream. I may have to do this version instead because I cannot resist anything with cream cheese in it.

  6. Way to go on that pie crust, Aimee! It looks fantastic! My favorite type of pie is either shoo-fly or funny cake pie!

  7. It took me forever to like making pie crusts, and it was a huge thing for me! Congrats on this beautiful looking pie, and caramel cream sounds like one amazing flavor! Pinned.

  8. Sally

    oooo pie! This looks amazing. I can’t wait to make it. I think I might try to make it right now!

  9. omg, totally dying over this pie! I love me some dulce de leche! And that is one beautiful crust. 🙂

  10. Rev. Marcia Urban

    My all-time favorite pie is lemon icebox, but I love lots of others, like strawberry-rhubarb, pumpkin, blueberry, key lime, etc.

  11. alycia

    I love peach crumb pie but I’ll be making this pie for Pi day.

  12. Lilly

    One of my favorite pies is a creamy peanut butter. Yours has the same texture, but with a caramel twist. YUM!!

  13. Coconut and banana cream pies are my fevorite!!!

  14. I LOVE Crisco crust! It is my preferred crust recipe! What an awesome filling too!

  15. What an incredible pie! You should be very proud of that pie crust. I’m also not a piecrust gal, but I might take the plunge now. Love the whipped cream and dulce de leche caramel!

  16. Your pie crust is gorgeous, Aimee. I love that you went against everything in your nature to make an actual dough crust. It’s fun to step outside your comfort zone. This caramel cream sounds delicious! Pinning!

  17. Mary

    Nothing better than homemade pie! Your’s looks so yummy too, must give it a try!

  18. Sara

    I love pi day because I’m a math teacher!! My favorite pie is chocolate pecan or home made apple! I’m going to give this a try because my husband hates chocolate so this might be a winner. I could always drizzle some hot fudge sauce over mine!

  19. That crust is definitely beautiful. I want a big slice of that scrumptious pie – that layer of dulce de leche is calling my name!

  20. Gorgeous pie and perfect crust! 🙂

  21. LauriM

    Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie

  22. Gorgeous pie for Pi Day and I love that me, you, and Dorothy all made pretty similar pies and posted them within 1 day. And I make like 1 pie every 2 years! I can only imagine how good this dulce de leche filling is…OMG! pinned 🙂

  23. Joanna

    I love blueberry pie and crumb top apple.

  24. Eva Dankers

    You have given me the hope that I need to attempt a pie crust 🙂 Now I just need to get past my fear of baking with yeast !

  25. Eva Dankers

    P.S I love a good chocolate pie!

  26. Karen

    I actually have two favorite pies. I love Banana cream and also Apple crumb. If I really think about it, I love all pies. I have finally learned how to make a pretty decent crust.

  27. That filling – that filling! To die for! I want to try it as a cupcake filling I think it could be super delicious!

  28. Susan P

    French Silk and Pumpkin Pie……I have two favs!

  29. Pamela B.

    Raspberry pie and peanut butter pie are my faves. 🙂

  30. Carrie

    Wow, that pie looks delicious! Picking a favorite pie is tough, but I think I’d have to go with pecan.

  31. It’s gorgeous Aimee!! The crust is perfect and I’m in loooove with that filling!

  32. Kim V

    I love chess pie!

  33. I love cream pies, coconut cream is my fav. I made one for Pi Day so yay for pie.
    I struuuuugle with pie crusts. Like, it’s taken me years to perfect a store-bought crust, ha! A little trick I do to get the fluted edge, I don’t trim the crust overhang. I push it all down the inside of the pie plate a bit and form a ledge (like a counter overhang). I then use my finger to push in the crust/ledge to make it look fancy. Kind of a hack job but it works for me!

  34. I am not a pie crust maker either but I was totally sold on just the name of this beauty! It’s gorgeous and caramel always gets me! Now I need to try the pie crust recipe!
    Pinning!

  35. This is one special pie! WOW! Love it!

  36. What a great looking pie! The crust looks super flakey!

  37. I’m not much of a pie crust maker, either. Yours looks perfect! Love the caramel cream filling!

  38. For realsies…I am in love with this pie!!! I have a can of dulce de leech in my cupboard and almost did something similar, but chocolate won out this year. Now we need to have some words because you are a pie crust natural and have been holding out on us all these years!!! 😉 It’s gorgeous!!!

  39. Alex

    this looks delish! not a pie baker but definitely want to attempt one one of these day…. maybe tomorrow to celebrate pi day. haha

  40. Heather

    I love warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream!

  41. Math and I are not friends but that doesn’t mean I wont give this pie a chance! Simply beautiful pie!

  42. Star K

    Banana cream pie used to be my favorite. I think caramel cream just took that spot.

  43. Rust

    My favorite pie is lemon meringue pie.

  44. This has my name written all over it. Caramel is one of my favorites and this looks divine. Well done!

  45. Jessica To

    Apple pie is my favorite.

  46. Leigh Anne Borders

    I love a fresh key lime pie!

  47. DAWN SCHMIDT

    I really love Dutch Apple Pie.

  48. Debbie

    I love pumpkin pie and chocolate pies (just no nuts!)

  49. Ashley

    I love chocolate pie.

  50. David

    My favorite is apple when it is cold outside and banana cream during the summer.

  51. Brenda Haines

    Hard to chose just one, but I’ll go with Lemon meringue pie!

  52. Anne

    I adore pecan pie but haven’t made one in years. I also like fruit pies and am more likely to make one of those using whatever is in season.

  53. Christina

    Cherry is my favorite but I recently made a pretty kick ass coconut pie.

  54. Terra Heck

    My favorite is Lemon Meringue pie. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  55. Kathy R

    This pie crust looks fabulous!! My favorite pie is a toss up between cherry pie and french silk…

  56. CARAMEL PIE??! Oh my gosh I’m dying. So soooo good.

  57. Teri

    Lemon is my fav,but this caramel may give it a good run!

  58. Erin R.

    It’s a tie between blueberry and (cliche alert!) my mom’s Thanksgiving apple pies.

  59. Jill

    Apple pie ala mode (of course) is my favorite.

  60. donna

    how much heavy cream do u need to make 2 1/2 cups whipped cream? im new at using heavy whipping cream and dont always have the best of luck. im sure using dream whip or cool whip would change the flavor so dont want to use them unless i have do.. this is the first time on this site so ladies out there in baking land help me out….thnx

  61. Elizabeth

    This pie looks great. I would like to know more specifically about the can of dulce de leche – is that a sweetened condensed milk product, or different? I live in Canada so we don’t get a lot things that are available in the US.
    Also the size of the can.
    Thanks

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  65. Anonymous

    I’m going to use a store bought crust.

  66. What an amazing pie! Must be delish! But there’s no way I’m making my own crust, however that cream is to die for! – Love, Anna

  67. I’m so glad you made your own pie crust. Homemade pie crust is the best!

  68. Kristen

    Is it whipped cream or whipping cream?

  69. Hey! I made this today and had enough filling for two pie shells. I thought you meant already whipped cream in the ingredient list, but then you say to whip the cream. So I whipped 2 1/2 cups of cream and ended up with two pies. Haha. It’s still really good so complaints here. Just wondered if there was a typo somewhere…. thanks Aimee! 

  70. Steve

    Plan to make this, but I too am curious to the amount of whipped cream. As Natalie above experienced, 2 1/2 cups of whipping cream will make a lot of whipped cream! Think I’ll try using 2 1/2 cups of cream after it’s whipped.

  71. Hi Aimee,

    Honestly, you’ve shared some really scrumptious recipes here and oh my gosh, I just want ALL of them. I’m totally drooling over here!

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