Chocolate Cheesecake Crackle Pie, luscious chocolate cheesecake, in a crunchy decadent chocolate crackle pie shell. Topped with fresh seasonal fruit and it makes for a stunning dessert for any occasion.
10grams(2 teaspoons) gelatine (dissolved in ¼ cup boiling water)
300ml(1 ? cups) creamwhipped
fresh strawberries to decorate
Line the base of a 23cm round loose base pie tin with baking paper. Spray the sides and base lightly with coconut oil spray, melted coconut oil.
Melt chocolate and copha in a large microwave safe bowl. When melting chocolate in the microwave do so in gradual steps mixing well in between to prevent burning the chocolate
Add rice bubbles and coconut to the melted chocolate mixture. Mix until ingredients are well coated and combined.
Press chocolate crackle mixture into tart tin. Using a butter knife to press the sides in and up first and then press the base down.You may have more mixture than is needed. Any excess mixture should be chilled in the fridge for chocolate crackle shards to either eat or add to your decorative topping (I suggest the latter).Place the chocolate crackle pie shell in the fridge to set while making the chocolate cheesecake filling.
Melt dark chocolate as you did for the pie shell. Place melted chocolate to the side to cool while you continue on with the next step.
In ¼ cup of boiling water add 2 teaspoons of gelatine powder. Mix well and dissolve the gelatine completely, set aside.
Place cream cheese and caster sugar in a large bowl (either for your stand mixer or to use with electric beaters). Using whisk attachment, whisk on medium speed until the mixture is smooth.
Continue whisking and add the melted chocolate. Then whisk through the gelatine mixture.
Remove bowl from stand mixer (or place beaters to the side). Then fold through the whipped cream.
Spoon filling into chocolate crackle pie shell. Smooth the surface of the pie and place in the fridge to set.The pie will be set after an hour or two.
Once set, decorate with fresh strawberries, figs, passionfruit and chocolate crackle shards.Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
The Dark ChocolateUse a dark chocolate for this recipe that you enjoy eating! Not cooking chocolate. Chocolate designed for baking is perfect for that job, but with a recipe like this, where you have a non cooked chocolate pie shell. Chocolate is the main feature in the filling (which again isn’t cooked), you need to go with a great dark eating chocolate.Decorating NoteDecorate with flavours you love. Either mixed berries, fruit that pairs well with chocolate or chocolate shards and curls. You could even decorate this pie with some whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles or simply dusted with cocoa.