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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cookies 'N Cream Oreo Ice Cream Pie

As some of you already may know, yesterday was Pi Day!  A day in celebration of the mathematical number pi (which is roughly 3.14 -the decimals places go on infinitely without repeating!) has long been a favorite of mine, because it typically involves eating pie to celebrate.

I mean who wouldn't love having a reason to bring pie to math class.

I know I'm a day late on posting about pi day but what with a paper and a lab report, yesterday just slipped away from me.

But this year I was determined to celebrate pi day with making a pie of my own.  There was only one problem.  As I stated above, week days are really hard for me to put a lot of time into extensive baked goods.  Sadly, the time just doesn't usually exist.

However, I would not be deterred.  I finally remembered Pi Day before 11:45 pm on March 14th and I knew it was a sign.

Enter Cookies 'N Cream Oreo Ice Cream Pie.  The active work for this pie was done in a snap!  And cookies 'n cream happens to be my second favorite ice cream flavor out there. (Props to you if you know my first!)

Truth be told I saw the recipe title online and didn't even look at the recipe.  I just kind of flew by the seat of my pants.  And I'm pretty thrilled with the results.  Sure it may not be the fanciest most time consuming dessert out there...

But boy is it good.

So even though Pi Day may be over for another year, make this pie. It is super easy and so so tasty.

And I promise if I'm ever your teacher I'll let you bring one in for us on March 14th. :)


Cookies 'N Cream Oreo Ice Cream Pie
Servings: About 12

1 pre-made chocolate pie shell
1 quart reduced fat cookies 'n cream ice cream (softened)
4 oz semisweet chocolate (finely chopped)
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/3 cup heavy cream
oreos for garnish

Once ice cream is softened but not melted, spread in pie crust until smooth.  Freeze for 30 min.  Meanwhile put chocolate and corn syrup in a heat proof bowl.  Heat cream in saucepan over medium heat until just boiling.  Pour cream over chocolate mixture and let sit for a minute.  Stir until smooth.  Let cool slightly.  Pour chocolate ganache over ice cream pie and spread with spatula.  Top immediately with either chopped or whole oreos (or both).  Let freeze for at least 3 hours before cutting and serving.  Keep frozen until serving.

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