Turtle Pie

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Turtle Pie

I have a cold. My youngest gave it to me by shoving her fingers in my mouth while she was snotting right and left. See, she never wants me quite so much as she does when she’s sick. Maybe she’s just more attached to Mommy when she’s not feeling well. Or maybe she thinks it’s really funny to get Mommy all sneezy and wheezy.

Diseases terrify me, mainly because my house is like a germ incubator. With three kids running around, we get no break between October and May in the sickness department. For the past few years, I’ve averaged 5 stomach viruses per school year. Colds are nothing in comparison.

Turtle Pie

So I’m still going at full speed, and I’m still baking. I’m just washing my hands a lot. But if I’m due to lose my taste buds in a day or two, I want to party while the going’s good. That kind of attitude calls for this pie. This amazing, caramel and ganache-filled Turtle Pie.

My mom likes Turtles. When I was a kid, my dad gave her a box every Valentine’s Day. I always got to have one of them, and it was always kind of special that she was sharing her annual treat with me. I sure don’t share my Godiva truffles with my rugrats.

Turtle Pie

Anyway, I wanted to make a pie that felt like a Turtle with that amazing caramel center, but better. So I made an Oreo crust, put in a layer of thick caramel, added a lovely layer of ganache, and sprinkled the whole thing with salt. You know, because salted caramel is my friend!

Turtle Pie

The top has pecans on it and those caramel-filled Nestle chips. And one actual Turtle. They’ve made mini ones. And they’re so cute!

Turtle Pie

This pie is the business, kids. Don’t eat it on a day that a dessert might be too rich for you. You need to eat it when there’s a horrible cold looming and you’re surrounded by mugs of tea and germy little hands and you just need a break. Or maybe that’s just my life. Insert your own needs here and get you some pie!


Turtle Pie


1 package Oreos, finely crushed (I used reduced-fat)
1/3 cup butter, melted
Caramel Filling
1 package caramels, unwrapped (I used Kraft)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup pecan halves
Nestle caramel-filled chocolate chips, to taste
Mini Turtle candies, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the crushed Oreos with melted butter until the crumbs are fully moistened. Press the crumbs into the pie plate. Bake for 15 minutes to set.
  3. While the crust is baking, make the caramel. Melt the heavy cream and the caramel on the stovetop until the the ingredients are combined and smooth.
  4. Pour the caramel into the crust. It doesn't have to fill the entire pie shell. It will spread on its own.
  5. Quickly rinse out the pot to make the ganache.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips and heavy cream, stirring until melted. When the mixture is smooth, remove from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Pour the ganache into the crust. Refrigerate for one hour.
  8. Remove the pie from the refrigerator and decorate as desired with the garnish ingredients. Return the pie to the refrigerator and chill for anywhere from 3 hours to overnight.
  9. Slice into wedges and serve.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Tis the season to be getting sick! I’m just getting over a bug too, so it’s definitely not fun. But this turtle pie looks incredible! I love the ganache and caramel filling. Definitely something to help make you feel just a little better.
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    1. Mir

      Ganache makes life better, Gayle. I believe that wholeheartedly! Now I just need to shake this darn cold.

  2. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    an Oreo crust!!!!!!!!!! freaking de-lish… I would take a regular pie crust replaced with Oreo’s any day! yummmm 😉
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    1. Mir

      It’s my fave kind of crust too, Michele! Thanks!

  3. Mira

    This pie looks extremely delicious!!! I love how you can actually see all the layers! I guess it is officially “cold” season, so I hope you get over it soon Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Yep, drinking way too much tea, Mira! Gotta flush it out. But I am also following the official cold diet, which includes lots of pie!

  4. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Wow, that is quite the pie! That looks like the ultimate in decadent desserts! Turtle pie, yum. 🙂 Also, I completely understand the no break between October and May, makes me want to move somewhere warmer just cause I figure there would probably be less sickness! And, you know, because it’d be warmer! Three kids and winter just don’t mix in the sickness department. Although we’ve never had FIVE stomach bugs in one season, 2-3 every year, but FIVE?! That’s awful. I can’t even imagine.
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    1. Mir

      I guess my kids are really germy, Stacey! Or they just bring home that particular virus. It’s not so much fun!
      I do love the turtle pie, though. It’s a nice consolation prize for all the months of tissues and cold meds.

  5. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Hope you feel better soon Mir! I guess it’s the change of season, everyone is falling sick, take care! The pie looks delicious, love the caramel oozing out!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! I have Kleenex! And pie.

  6. Danielle

    I would lose every bit of self control around this turtle pie! This looks so delicious and such a great idea too, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Yep, no self control. But I’m sick, so I’m allowed to eat whatever I want. 🙂 Thanks, Danielle!

  7. annie@ciaochowbambina.com

    Oooh! I love everything about this pie but that crust looks extra special! YUM!!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Annie! I do love the crust!

  8. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    Mir, so sorry to hear you’re sick! Kids just have a way of sharing their germs, don’t they? Love that you’re continuing to bake even though you’re not feeling like yourself. You haven’t lost your touch though, because this pie looks divine! My husband is a huge turtle fan(that sounded a bit awkward) and would love all the layers you included in this! Feel better soon:)
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    1. Mir

      That didn’t sound awkward at all! Turtle fans are everywhere. Thanks for the happy vibes, Heather!

  9. Isadora @ she likes food

    Oh no! Colds are the worst and I bet they spread like wildfire with all those kids! This pie looks amazing! That caramel layer looks to die for and I wish I had some right now 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I have one more slice in the fridge for later today, Isadora! It’s super exciting. You know, because I’m still dealing with this cold. I need it! Medicine!

  10. Ashley @ ashleymarieskitchen

    Feel better soon Mir! That pie looks like pure turtle bliss. I wish I had a slice or three right now 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Ashley! I always wish I could share with everyone who reads my blog!

  11. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    So sorry your kiddo got you sick! But at least you had this divine pie to make you feel better! Seriously, I’m totally drooling over this!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much! It totally helped. I think. The cold is still around, but I’m happy!

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