Dulce de Leche Pie
My middle child (ahh! I can say middle child; I feel old) and I like to sit together and watch cooking shows. Then we talk about the recipes and decide which ones we should try out. When she saw the Dulce de Leche Pie on Marcela Valladolid‘s cooking show, she begged me to make it. Also, it was really cute to hear a four year old say in her squeeky high voice “Dulce de Leche, cha cha cha!” all day long.
This is our adapted recipe. The recipe online had a few flaws, so I switched some things around and it was one the kids & I (& hopefully the three neighbors I dropped it off to) loved.
Dulce de Leche Pie
Pre-made (cause I am lazy) Graham Cracker Pie Crust
Also, they sell larger sizes of the pie crust now; I like to buy the larger size.
1/2 package of cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter
5 T. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 can dulce de leche (you find it in the same spot as the sweetened condensed milk or the evporated milk)
1. Whip the cream cheese and butter together till smooth. Then add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and sea salt. Separate and whip the cream to soft peaks. Then softly fold together the two mixtures so you don’t overwhip the cream.
2. Spread 3/4 of the can of dulce de leche on the top of the pie crust (be soft and gentle, or the crust will crumble.)
3. Slice the bananas (on the thick side), and spread them out on top of the dulce de leche.
4. Then put the cream cheese/cream mixture on top of the banana layer.
5. Let it set in the fridge for a couple of hours. Use the rest of the dulce de leche to decorate the top.
I love this recipe. It needed some tweaks, but it is a keeper for sure. And half of the reason for that is so I can hear Cameron yell “DULCE DE LECHE!” So cute; can’t get enough of it.
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