Friday, August 26, 2011

S'Mores Pie

Ahh sweet Friday. 

I always love when this part of the week comes.  Especially when we have a full weekend planned.  Well, half of a weekend, anyway.  Tomorrow is the annual Brew At The Zoo.

I did a review of last year's festivities and it was a blast... and this time Andy gets to join.  So it's bound to be tons of brilliant fun.  So stay tuned for that.

And yesterday, I drove down to Danville, KY.  I met up with a few other food bloggers from the state (including Mindy from The World In My Kitchen, Lori from Fake Food Free, Fiona from Crazy Englishwoman Cooks, Beth from The Goodness of the Garden, Rona from Savoring Kentucky, Deanna from Mirabelle Creations, and Carolyn & Erin from Bourbon & Beans).  More on that next week, of course!  But it was so fun to finally meet in person - everyone was so friendly and warm, just like they are on all of their blogs!

Anyway, let's talk about everyone's favorite campfire treat.  I'll be the first to tell you that I am not a camping person.  AT ALL.  Bugs.  Nature.  No running water.  Yeah... I can't handle that very well.  But s'mores.  Those I can do.  And thank goodness I don't have to be in the middle of a forest to indulge in them! 

But actual s'mores can be somewhat messy (but I'm sure that's half the fun, right?) - so as soon as I saw this neat little pie over at The Pastry Affair, I knew I had to try it.  Andy said this was THE best dessert I've made ever.  EVER.  Personally, I don't think so - it was really rich, but I think chocolate ice cream is rich, so don't take my word.  Take Andy's.  After all... he knows best.

Ingredients:
Adapted from The Pastry Affair's Recipe



Graham Cracker Crust

2 cups honey graham crackers, about one sleeve
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
2 teaspoon cinnamon


Chocolate Filling
 
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup milk
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Pinch of salt
2 eggs, whisked
1 bag of large marshmallows

Chocolate sauce (I used a bottled kind, but you could easily make your own), optional

Preheat oven to 325 F.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the graham crackers until finely crumbled.

Add cinnamon and melted butter and pulse until combined and the mixture resembles wet sand. Press mixture into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until fragrant.

Keep oven running.

In a medium saucepan, whisk together cream and milk. Warm over medium-low heat. Add in chocolate and salt. Stir until chocolate has melted and is smooth. Slowly add whisked eggs and mix until smooth and slightly thickened.

Pour chocolate filling into baked pie crust. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until chocolate filling is set and does not move when pie is lightly shaken. Remove from oven.

Cut marshmallows in half and place on top of the pie until covered.

Set oven to broil. Place pie under the broiler and lightly toast the marshmallows, about 2 minutes - but watch the marshmallows carefully because everybody's oven is different and you could go from toasted to crazy, nasty burned in a matter of seconds.

Drizzle with chocolate sauce, if desired.  Chill pie in the refrigerator to set for 2-3 hours.

Cut into slices and enjoy!



So yeah, I let Andy have half of the pie and took the other half to work.  Needless to say, it was a winner all around.  If you're a chocolate lover - you have got to try this!


Have a great weekend everybody!

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! I like the pie...but I'm glad you can have it without camping! Have fun at the Brew and the Zoo. I look forward to hearing all about it!

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  2. Like it very much Peggy, I think if I am making this, will grab some disposable plates to save my time in the washing up to do.

    Will try out soon and get back to you.

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  3. Looks so yum... Can i have slice piece???

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  4. What a great idea making a s'more into a pie! Looks great :o)

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  5. Although I haven't had this before, this looks fabulously delicious. Lovely presentation Peggy. Glad to hear you had fun with the bloggers near by.
    regards Akheela

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  6. Looks pretty good; great concept. That must be so much fun to meet other bloggers.
    Rita

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  7. Absolute bliss! I love marshmallows :))

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  8. Oh my, this would disappear so quickly if I had a chance with it!

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  9. Oh, this is a WINNER!! How fabulous~

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  10. This looks so delicious. I love s'mores and know this would be a hit in my household. Winning recipe.

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  11. Beautiful! I love the first photo with the ingredients scattered around. You really do take beautiful pictures!

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  12. This pie looks amazing! I'm sad I wasn't able to come to the Danville event :( Are you coming to the dinner in October?

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  13. A whole pie could be dangerous! Yum!

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  14. I love s'mores...this looks great!

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  15. Yummy! This pie looks pretty awesome! Who doesn't love s'mores?!

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  16. I've made S'mores cupcakes but I love the look of this S'mores pie! I hope you are having a relaxing and joy-filled weekend. Much love from the hot hot state of Texas. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe, my friend.

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  17. That pie just LOOKS happy. Bet it tastes even happier.

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  18. Sounds like a perfect pie to me! Have a great time at the zoo! My dad started a community garden there many years ago so I'd love to go along and check out all the animals every day.

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  19. I love s'mores! THis is such a perfect summer pie, looks so delicious!

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  20. I haven't made s'mores before but now I want to make one! Beautiful recipe!

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  21. What a fun little pie! I have got to get around to making this. It just simply made me smile. :D Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Oh my - this would win hearts! Lovely!

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  23. What a great end of the summer treat!

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  24. fabulous post girl! I'm gonna make this soon! :)
    -
    Kavi, Edible Entertainment
    www.myedibles.blogspot.com

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  25. That's so lavishly and elegantly prepared. I will certainly indulge with it.

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  26. Your fiancé was right, this is the most decadent, delicious looking pie ever. Evah! I'm a chocolate lover and just the me sight of this pie makes me dizzy...

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  27. Your pie looks so cute and pretty!

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  28. omggg gorgeous and must be soooo yummy!

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  29. Yuppers! No camping necessary! Those are my kind of s'mores :) AWESOME pie

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  30. I am going to have to side with Andy. I have not met any chocolate icecream that is rich for me!

    But I am just like you when it comes to camping. I like hiking but no reason to sleep on the ground!

    Definitely making this!

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  31. Gorgeous photos! I'm so happy this pie worked out so well for you! I love that you put cinnamon in the crust. Genius. :)

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  32. Your pie looks absolutely delicious!

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  33. Hey, This is looking so Gud and Appetizing… !A very well made post with beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!

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  34. This is awesome. I would love the taste of semi-roasted marshmallows on this pie.

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  35. I can see why he liked it so much! I'm not sure my husband would allow me to take any leftovers to work (:

    I'm sad I missed you guys in Danville last week. It looks like you had a great time and lots of yummy food though. Hopefully I can meet some of you in October at Rupp.

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  36. generally whenever i go camping i don't tend to eat smores - no running water = rationing how often you clean yourself. haha, but I'd be happy to make these at home.

    PS. love love LOVE camping... i hope that doesn't hinder your opinion of me ;)

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  37. WOAH, crazy :) Looks beautiful, but yeah, would be way too rich for me too. I need a dude to bake fun desserts for. And then I can just have oatmeal and peanut butter :D

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  38. I'm no camper either but I'd love to try this dessert.

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  39. Awesome flavor for a pie. I would love a slice of this.

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  40. Peggy, this pie looks and sounds incredible! So yummy! I feel like running out and buying the ingredients right away... Thanks for sharing :)

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