The ingredients used include white chocolate, baking powder, milk, eggs, butter and sugar. These components when combined create a fluffy cheesecake-like texture, but not as rich as your traditional cheesecake would be. The filling is then topped off with sweetened gummy bear candies toppings.
This recipe is free from ingredients like corn syrup and processed colourings.
How Long Does It Take to Make a Gummy Bear Pie?
To make this recipe it takes 1hr. It takes 20 minutes to prepare the ingredients to make the pie and 40 mins for the pie to cook. Depending on your oven and settings, the initial pie base could take between 5-7 minutes to bake.
How Many People Can The Pie Serve?
This recipe is designed to serve 8 people making the portion sizes small-medium for each person. To make the pie serve more portions either increase the recipe by adding more of the ingredients, or make the portion sizes smaller.
What are the Ingredients?
There is an endless choice of ingredients you can use for this recipe. You can customise the pie however you want with different types of chocolate and gummy bears. This means you can use berry, sour or natural flavours like strawberry for your gummies. You can even use sugar-free gummies if you wanted.
The ingredients for this recipe are:
- 35 chocolate wafer cookies crushed.
- ½ cup of milk
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 7 ounces of chocolate
- 1 cup of creme fraiche
- 1 egg yolk
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted.
How Healthy are the Main Ingredients?
The ingredients used in this recipe are completely healthy. They come from whole foods such as real dairy products, nuts, fruits and vegetables. All the main ingredients are low in fat and cholesterol. Milk helps with calcium and vitamin D intake. Butter adds flavour and some vitamins and minerals. Eggs add protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Chocolate contains antioxidants, iron and magnesium. Creme Fraiche contains vitamin B12.
The nutritional values of the main ingredient of the pie include creme fraiche, milk, butter and chocolate.
The nutritional value for creme fraiche is that they contain 31.1g of fat and 2.7g of sugar per 100ml.
Milk contains calcium, b vitamins and vitamin D, and every 100ml contains 1g of fat and 5 g of sugar.
Per 100 grams butter contains 81g of fat and 0.1g of sugar.
Chocolate contains 31grams of fat and 48 grams of sugar per 100g of chocolate.
What flavours can be Used for Gummy Bear Pie?
All gummy flavours can be used to make this pie, but the best favours of gummy bears are apple, strawberry and pineapple. The other gummy bear flavours you can use are vanilla, cola, peppermint, salted caramel etc.
You can also add artificial flavour such as:
- Blue raspberry
- Pino colada
What are the steps for making this Pie?
Making this recipe is super easy and fun to do. Just follow the steps to make a great pie!
The steps for making this recipe are:
- First, prepare the cookies by placing them in a ziplock bag and crushing them until they are fine and powdery. You can use a rolling pin to do this or something similar.
- Next, mix the crushed cookies with sugar and melted butter, combining until the ingredients can be pressed together. Press into a 9-inch pie pan and bake for 5-7 minutes at 230°C or 210°C in a fan oven.
- The third step is separating ingredients and combining egg yolk and creme fraiche into a bowl.
- Next, on a stove, gently warm milk in a pan slowly adding the chopped chocolate making sure to stir continuously. When the chocolate has melted and is smooth, take the milk off the heat so as not to cook.
- Step five, add the creme fraiche mixture to the chocolate mixture. Continue mixing the combined ingredients.
- Next, pour the mixture into the cookie crust and bake at 160 degrees celsius for about 30-35 minutes. When you have taken the pie out of the oven the top should still be jiggly and will need to be set in the fridge.
- After the pie has fully set, decorate with gummies until the pie is covered. It is now ready to serve.
What techniques are this pie made with?
Just like many of our gummy recipes, you don’t need to be good at cooking to make this recipe. The techniques used to prepare this recipe:
- Cookie crushing
- Pie decorating
What is the Equipment Required?
This recipe requires very little equipment to make it. If you only have a few kitchen appliances you can still make this recipe.
The equipment that you will need are listed below:
- A 9-inch pie tin
- An oven
- A fridge
- A mixing bowl
- Ziplock bag or food processor.
- Hob and pan
What are the Tips for Making Gummy Bear Pie?
A tip for making gummy bear pie is to make sure to add the gummy bears after the pie has been fully set. This will give you the best decorating results. For extra crunch in the crust leave some of the biscuit bits slightly crunchy.
Another tip for making this pie is to try and make your own bears that go on top. Making your own bears is super easy you only need unflavored gelatin, graduated sugar, citric acid, fruit juice like apple juice and a silicone mold. If you don’t want to use gelatin to make your own gummies then you can use agar agar powder.
A top tip for making your own gummies is not to use granulated sugar or artificial flavours. It’s much better to use fruit juices with interesting flavours like grape juice, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, grapefruit juice or even black cherry juice if you can find it. Candy flavourings can make the pie taste very fake and artificial which ruins the flavour.
Is Gummy Bear Pie Healthy for Children?
Gummy bear pie is not healthy for children, this is because gummy bears are a choking hazard for small children. This pie is also full of sugar which is bad for children’s teeth.
How Much Sugar Does This Recipe Contain?
The recipe contains 3 tablespoons of sugar alongside the sugar within the gummies and the chocolate. This is not healthy but a small serving is not harmful to you.
What Does Gummy Bear Pie Taste Like?
The pie tastes like a chocolate dirt pie with fruity gummies. It should be a cool, sweet treat from the fridge. It looks chocolatey and tastes chocolaty.
Is This Pie Available to Buy?
No, the gummies pie is not available to buy from shops. It is a custom recipe that you should make at home.
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