Three Blind Mice Chocolate Cheese Pie 

Ingredients

Crisco Pie Crust

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 3-4 TBS  cold water

Brownie Layer

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • egg
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Cheesecake Layer

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla
  • 1/3 cup whole milk

Ganache

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup  heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Filling

  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sifted cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp butter

Mice and Cheese

  • 6 ounces grey fondant
  • 1/2 ounce black fondant

Temperature: 350 ° F

Instructions

1st Place Crisco Classic Chocolate

CRISCO PIE CRUST:
Combine flour and salt in a small mixing bowl. Cut in Crisco forming a course mixture. Add water a little at a time. Work the dough into a ball. Roll on floured board 1 and a half inches larger than your pie plate. Pinch and trim the edges. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Place foil in pie shell for 25 minutes, remove and bake another 5-8 minutes so the crust will be golden brown. Cool before using.

BROWNIE LAYER:
In a small mixing bowl, blend the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat together. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture. Spread in a greased pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool and set aside.

CHEESECAKE LAYER:
Blend cheese and sugar together. Add milk and mix in the eggs. Add sour cream, vanilla and flour. Mix until smooth. Pour into a greased pie plate and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool- Remove from plate and place in the freezer to set before using.

GANACHE:
In the baked pie shell, spread 4 tbs of ganache. Add the brownie layer. Spread 4 tbs of ganache over the brownie layer and add the cheesecake layer. Set aside.

CHOCOLATE FILLING:
On low heat place 1 cup of the milk with the sugar, vanilla and the butter. In a mixing bowl add the other cup of milk with the egg, cornstarch and cocoa. Whip until smooth. Add slowly to the heated mixture stirring to prevent lumps. Pour over the cheesecake layer. Cool and top with 4 cups on whipped topping and chocolate curls.

MICE AND CHEESE:
Divide the grey fondant into 8 balls roll into a ball pull a small nose point on top of ball. roll out the rest of the fondant and cut two small cirles place on top of the ball to from the ears. roll out the black fondant and cut two small cirlce to form the black glasses on three of the mice. melt 1/4 cup chocolate a place in a pastry bag place small dots on the nose and small eyes on 5 of the mice. Cut traingles out of rice krispes use a strip 8inches by 2 inches. melt 2 cups of yellow coating chocolate and dip the krispies set aside. place the mice on top of the krispies and place on each slice of pie.