Game Day Provisions 101: Vanilla-Chocolate Icebox Pie

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Vanilla-Chocolate Icebox Pie

End of summer barbecue menus just aren’t the same unless an icebox pie is offered to complete the mix of recipes & they are wonderful to serve guests when kicking-off a season of football games, particularly when hosting friends in your home. These jewels are relatively simple to prepare requiring just a few steps for success & can be made up to two days ahead of time. The key is to add the whipped cream over the surface the day it is to be served. If you’ve ever been uncertain about preparing pastry cream from scratch, I’m here to guide you through the procedure. Vanilla-Chocolate Icebox Pie features a nut studded shortbread crust topped with layers of no-bake cheesecake filling, chocolate pudding & sweetened whipped cream for an impressive dessert. It pairs well with barbecue classics such as Bourbon & Cherry Coke Ribs, Classic Potato Salad, Bourbon & Coke Bake Beans & Hot Sauce Deviled Eggs. In order to prepare the ribs properly, look to Game Day Entertaining: The Tailgaters Quick Reference BBQ Guide for tips & pointers. When it comes down to sweet victory, my instructions for handcrafting this lovely pie will have you well armed for success. From a rich, buttery crust to billowy mounds of sweetened whipped cream, learn how to make a beautiful pie filled with good taste perfect for tailgating socials & beyond.  

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makes 8 servings

Trick Play

For a stunning presentation, sprinkle the pie with toasted pecans & a chopped milk chocolate candy bar just before serving.

1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp powdered sugar, divided
1/2 cup softened butter
1 {8-oz} package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 Tbsp sour cream
Chocolate Pastry Cream
1 cup whipping cream
Garnishes: Toasted chopped pecans & chopped milk chocolate

Combine the flour, the chopped pecans & 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork. Toss the mixture through your fingers until a crumbly dough forms. Press the dough evenly into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Freeze the crust for 15 minutes.
 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the crust on a baking sheet & lightly grease the dough with cooking spray. Line the dough with parchment paper & fill with dried beans. Bake 10 minutes. Carefully remove the dried beans and return the pie plate to the oven. Bake an additional 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the crust from the oven & cool completely. Beat the cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar & the vanilla with an electric mixer until blended. Fold in the sour cream with a rubber spatula. Spread the mixture into the crust. Chill 30 minutes.

Prepare the Chocolate Pastry Cream. Spoon the mixture into a bowl & place plastic wrap directly on the surface. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour the warm chocolate filling over the cream cheese mixture. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface & chill at least 8 hours. Beat the cream & the remaining 2 Tbsp powdered sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Dollop over the Chocolate Pastry Cream just before serving. Garnish with toasted pecans & chocolate.

The Extra Point

Prepare this decadent pie for occasions such as birthdays & casual backyard barbecue gatherings. 

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makes enough for one pie layer

Run The Option

Experiment with a variety of chocolate flavors by substituting semi-sweet or milk for the bittersweet morsels. 

1/3 cup sugar
4 tsp cornstarch
2 egg yolks
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate morsels

Whisk together 1/3 cup sugar & the cornstarch in a 2-quart saucepan. Whisk together the egg yolks & the milk. Whisk the milk mixture into the sugar mixture. Cook, whisking constantly, over Medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until thickened & bubbly. Cook 1 additional minute. Turn off the heat & add the chocolate. Stir it around a bit & whisk until smooth. Use as directed.

The Extra Point

Pastry cream may be portioned into glasses & served with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream for a simple dessert. 

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How To Make 
Vanilla-Chocolate Icebox Pie

There’s a method to the Chocolate Pastry Cream mixing procedure before placing the pan over the heat. It combines the ease of preparing a pudding-like filling from scratch with the rich flavor of a pastry cream. To make it easy for you, I have provided instructions that skip the need to push the mixture through a fine wire mesh sieve once cooked. Whisk together the sugar & the cornstarch first. Have a rubber spatula handy, too. You’ll want to scrape the pan sides as the filling cooks. Avoid adding the eggs directly over the sugar as it can create unwanted lumps. Do blend together the milk & the egg yolks. Whisk the sugar mixture while you slowly add the egg mixture to the pan. 

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what your should know. 

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Combine the flour, the chopped pecans & 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork. Toss the mixture through your fingers until a crumbly dough forms. Press the dough evenly into a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Freeze the crust for 15 minutes.
 

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the crust on a baking sheet & lightly grease the dough with cooking spray. Line the dough with parchment paper & fill with dried beans. Bake 10 minutes. Carefully remove the dried beans and return the pie plate to the oven. Bake an additional 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the crust from the oven & cool completely. 

Tailgating Recipes. How To Make Vanilla & Chocolate Icebox Pie By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess Game Day Entertaining Football Party Football Food Tailgate Appetizers Dessert Dips Gameday Entertaining Tailgating Recipes How To Make Icebox PieNo. 3

Beat the cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar & the vanilla with an electric mixer until blended. Fold in the sour cream with a rubber spatula. Spread the mixture into the crust. Chill 30 minutes.

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Prepare the Chocolate Pastry Cream. Spoon the mixture into a bowl & place plastic wrap directly on the surface. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour the warm chocolate filling over the cream cheese mixture. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface & chill at least 8 hours. Beat the cream & the remaining 2 Tbsp powdered sugar with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Dollop over the Chocolate Pastry Cream just before serving. Garnish with toasted pecans & chocolate.

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