Friday, April 20, 2012

Give Me S'more

We were in my all-time favorite city last weekend and as with all of our travels, I took waaaay too many pictures. When I've caught a spare moment this week, I've worked on sorting through them, but I'm only about half way through.


This weekend we are staying put though, which means I will have plenty of time to sort, edit, and post all about our adventures in the greatest city ever. 


In the meantime, I did make this awesome pie to share with you today. 








We had dinner with some friends last week and I was tasked with bringing the dessert. For some reason, I was in the mood for pie. And s'mores. 


So of course, the only logical thing to do was to make S'mores Pie. 



Rich, creamy, chocolaty and delicious, this was a crowd pleaser for sure.






Between the four of us, this pie was gone in no time. We ended up coming home with just one slice. No joke. 


Eat it warm and your taste buds will love you for the rest of your life. 


Guten Appetit!


S'mores Pie
Adapted from The Pastry Affair


For the crust:
From Cookies and Cups


3/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Flour
1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 cup Butter
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla


Preheat oven to 375 (190 Celsius). 


Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and baking powder and mix until just combined. 


Press half of the dough (or more for a thicker crust) into a greased pie plate and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until crust is baked through.


Roll the extra dough into balls and use for a more traditional s'more throughout the week. 


For the pie:


3/4 cup Cream
3/4 cup Milk
10 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate (splurge on the good stuff for this if you can, it's so worth it)
2 Eggs, whisked
1 bag of Marshmallows (I used minis)


Reduce oven temperature to 325 (162 Celsius). 


In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the cream and milk. Add in the chocolate and whisk until the chocolate is fully melted. 


In a small bowl, whisk the eggs. Pour some of the hot chocolate mixture into the eggs and quickly whisk to combine. Add the tempered egg mixture back to the chocolate and whisk until smooth. 


Pour chocolate mixture into prepared crust. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until chocolate mixture is set. When you gently shake the pie pan the chocolate should not wiggle very much, if at all. 


Turn on the broiler setting on your oven. Top pie with marshmallows making sure not to leave any space between them. Doubling up is okay, the more the marshmallows the better if you ask me. :) 


Place pie under broiler for a minute or two, or until marshmallows are toasted. Watch carefully to make sure the marshmallows do not burn, unless you're into that sort of thing, in which case, burn away. You may have to turn it throughout to ensure even toasting. 


Let pie cool to room temperature, then chill in refrigerator for an hour or two to set. It's easier to cut when it's cool.


When ready to serve, slice up the pie, but before you hand them out, pop each one in the microwave for 15-30 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave, for that true melty, gooey s'mores effect. 

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