Between work and house hunting (and of course hunting for the perfect baking kitchen) I haven’t had a lot of time to post. But two weekends ago I made this pie for a 5th birthday party we attended. It was for our friend’s son, and they always have the best themes. This year’s was “county fair”, and it had games, a dunk tank, and a blue ribbon contest. My pie didn’t win, but it was well received. Since a requirement of fair food is that it has to be fun, I decided to go with a s’mores pie… with graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate filling, and topped with toasted marshmallows.
I followed the recipe straight from a blog I found online, but I didn’t love the graham cracker crust. I found it too crumbly and it didn’t really hold up to cutting. So I’m going to post my own crust recipe, which I used to make pumpkin pie cupcakes last October.
- 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 6TBSP butter, melted
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup milk
- 10 oz semisweet chocolate chips
- A pinch of salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 bag of large marshmallows (though you will need only half the bag)
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Break up the graham crackers and pulse in the food processor until you have 1½ cups of fine crumbs. Mix the crumbs with the melted butter and sugar until it is well blended. Press onto the bottom of a glass pie dish and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Turn the oven down to 325 for the rest of the recipe
- Whisk together the milk and cream in a medium saucepan. Warm over medium-low heat and add chocolate and the salt. Stir until it is completely melted and smooth. Add the whisked eggs slowly and mix until smooth.
- Pour the chocolate filling into the crust and bake for 15-20 minutes, until it is set. Remove from oven.
- Cut large marshmallows in half using kitchen scissors, and place on top of the pie in a circular pattern until it is completely covered.
- Set the oven to broil and once it has reached the correct temperature, place the pie on the top rack for 2-5 minutes, until the marshmallows are toasted. Watch closely because this will happen quickly. Remove from oven when marshmallows are the desired color.
- This pie is best served warm. So if you do not serve it straight from the oven, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up.