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Merlot Chocolate Pudding Pie
November 17, 2016

Merlot Chocolate Pudding Pie


Got your eye on a non-pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? This Merlot Chocolate Pudding Pie from Show Me the Yummy will do the trick! Chocolate pudding, rich Barefoot Merlot and a drizzle of chocolate syrup make this a chocola-TOE-y triple threat! Perfect addition to any Thanksgiving meal. Find the full recipe below:



  • Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 1/4 cups cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter

Merlot Chocolate Pudding Pie

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Barefoot Merlot
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (4 oz) baking bars bittersweet chocolate finely chopped, 66% cocoa
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter cubed


  •  chocolate syrup
  •  whipped cream
  •  maraschino cherries
  •  extra bittersweet chocolate


Graham Cracker Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well combined.
  3. Firmly press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9 or 10 inch pie pan.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool before filling with the chocolate pudding mixture.

Red Wine Chocolate Pudding Pie

  1. Place bittersweet chocolate and butter into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the heavy cream and Merlot in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot (about when it starts to bubble around the edges). You don't want to mixture to boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the coffee, cocoa, sugar, and salt until smooth.
  4. Pour hot mixture over chocolate/butter and whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour mixture into cooled pie crust.
  6. Cover with plastic (the plastic will stick to the top of the pudding - that's good) and chill until the pie has set, at least 6 hours.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, and shaved bittersweet chocolate.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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