Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#Wicked Delicious #Recipe by Linda O'Connor


I don't get recipe posts here often enough, so I'm loving this one. Please welcome my guest Linda O'Connor. This recipe sounds like it's to die for...and her book Behind the Bench sounds like a good read.
Behind the Bench is set in Clarington and one of the best desserts in town is a wickedly sinful Turtle Pie. It’s a decadent combination of chocolate and caramel and a fav of Danni and her friends – especially freshly made by the chef at the new café at Bibbington Bowling Lanes. The chef was kind enough to share the recipe. Yum!! Enjoy!
Turtle Pie (Gluten-free!) 
Baked Coconut Crust
1 c sweetened flaked coconut
¾ c ground almonds
2 Tbsp butter
Combine and bake at 350° F for 15 minutes. Cool. 
Double Chocolate Mousse Filling
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 c butter
½ c granulated sugar
½ c half and half cream
1½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
4 eggs
Preheat oven to 350° F. Melt chocolate, butter, sugar, cream, vanilla, and salt over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Whisk eggs separately in a large bowl. Slowly beat warm mixture into eggs until well blended. Pour into 10-inch greased spring-form pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from the edge comes out clean. Cool. 
Crunchy Caramel Topping
1 c chopped pecans
1 c sweetened flaked coconut
½ c granulated sugar
½ c evaporated milk
1 egg yolk
3 Tbsp butter
½ tsp vanilla
Toast pecans (~8 min) and coconut (~6 min) on separate baking sheets in a 350° F oven, stirring once, until golden. Transfer to same large bowl. Cool.
Meanwhile, in saucepan, whisk together sugar, milk, and egg yolk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until consistency is slightly thickened (like a thin pudding) about 8-10 min. Stir in butter and vanilla. Stir into pecan mixture until butter is melted. Let cool. Spread evenly over pie. 
 Alternative Smooth Caramel Topping
In small pot over medium heat, simmer 1 can of Eagle Brand Dulce de Leche caramel-flavoured condensed milk for 5 minutes to thicken. Cool and pour over pie.
Behind the Bench (In the Game Hockey Romance series, Book 2) by Linda O’Connor
Dr. Danni Angelo is the team physician for the Clarington Quakes hockey team. She’s worked hard to earn the players’ respect, but the new coach, Trey Mason, is stirring things up, and Danni’s worried her job may be in jeopardy. 
Trey finds Danni…distracting. Beauty, brains, and sexy moves on the ice have him uncomfortably attracted. He’s the new guy on the block. He has a reputation to build and a standard to set. The last thing he needs is a complication. 
When the team spirals out of control and Danni and Trey get caught up in a drug scandal, things heat up on and off the ice. It’s a whole new game plan…Behind the Bench. 
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Behind the Bench is part of the Coming in Hot: Rescue Me medical romance collection.
Author Bio
Linda O’Connor started writing a few years ago when she needed a creative outlet other than subtly rearranging the displays at the local home décor store. It turns out she loves writing romantic comedies and has a few more stories to tell. When not writing, she’s a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic (well, even when she is writing she’s a physician, and it shows up in her stories :D ). She hangs out at
Laugh every day. Love every minute. 


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me!! This is one of my favourite desserts - wickedly delicious! :D

    1. It certainly contains my top three sweet loves...chocolate, caramel and coconut. Thanks so much for being here. I have your books on my TBR list, Linda. Hockey and romance...ahhh!