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Chocolate Orange Spiderweb Pie

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsmilk
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cup18% cream
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgrated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcornstarch
  • 6 oz 6ozchopped white chocolate
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1 oz 1ozsemisweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsporange-coloured sugar


  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupmelted butter
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupschocolate wafer cookie crumbs
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Crust: Stir butter with sugar; stir into crumbs until moistened. Press into 9-inch (23 cm) tart pan with removable bottom. Bake in centre of 325ºF (160ºC) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm. Let cool on rack.

In heavy saucepan, heat 1 cup (250 mL) of the milk, cream and orange rind over medium heat until bubbles form around edge. In large bowl, whisk together remaining milk, sugar, eggs and cornstarch; whisk in hot milk mixture to thicken slightly. Return to pan; bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Boil, stirring gently with wooden spoon, for 2 minutes or until thick enough to mound on spoon. Strain through sieve into large bowl.

Stir in white chocolate, butter and vanilla until smooth. Transfer 2 tbsp (25 mL) to small bowl. Pour remaining custard into crust, smoothing top.

Melt semisweet chocolate; stir into reserved custard. Using piping bag, pipe in spiral pattern over filling. From centre to rim, pull knife through chocolate at even intervals. Refrigerate for 6 hours or until set. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Top with Chocolate Spiders (if using). Sprinkle coloured sugar around edge.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: about

cal 449 pro 7g total fat 28g sat. fat 15g
carb 46g fibre 1g chol 100mg sodium 205mg

% RDI:

calcium 13 iron 7 vit A 18 folate 4
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