Angelle's Dates and Cream Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
40 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
1 pie
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 7 ounces "Honey Graham Crackers"
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Date Layer:
  • 10 ounces whole pitted dry dates (recommended: Sunsweet)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Cream Layer:
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped Cream Topping:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Garnish:
  • 4 to 5 dates, sliced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup roasted chopped pecans
Directions
Crust Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Process graham crackers in food processor until fine crumbs. Put in bowl and mix in chopped pecans, butter and salt. Pat into 9-inch pie pan. Pre-bake crust on bottom third rack of oven for 12 minutes.

Date layer preparation:

Coarsely chop dates, then saute dates in butter for several minutes until caramelized; sprinkle with salt. In food processor, pulse pineapple and 2 tablespoons heavy cream.

Add dates and process again until chunky.

Cream Layer preparation:

Mix sour cream, sugar and vanilla until well incorporated.

Assembly:

Spread Date mixture evenly over pre-baked crust. Spread cream layer evenly over date mixture. Bake in middle of oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F until filling jiggles only slightly in the middle. Cool immediately in refrigerator or on dry ice at least 40 minutes until filling has cooled down and set.

Whipped Cream preparation:

Whip cream, vanilla and sugar until semi-firm peaks form.

Topping/Garnish preparation:

Spread a 1/4-inch layer of whipped cream over top of pie. Slice dates and roll in sugar. Garnish pie with sliced dates, chopped roasted pecans, and pipe remaining whipped cream decoratively.

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