Remember when I said that I would be working on some delicious and yet healthy recipes? Yea…….this isn’t one of those. Not even the tiniest bit. But oh it’s worth it baby. I almost cried when I took the first bite….that’s how good it is.
I meant to dust today. I have a group of friends coming over tonight after we go see a Anita Renfro at one of the churches in town. Ladies night out fellas……have fun with the kids. But I didn’t dust. Or really much else for that matter. This pie is all I thought about.
I took a brief break from thinking about this pie to eat some cheese dip and chips for lunch. I have a major obsession with cheese dip. And not the gourmet kind made from fresh, natural ingredients. The kind made from processed cheese, a can of rotel, and some sausage. Oh yea……that’s heaven. I would seriously eat it off the kitchen floor if I happened to trip over Anna’s toy lawn mower (that sings) and spill it everywhere. Thank goodness I didn’t.
So I got to work as soon as Anna went down for her nap. It’s pretty simple really. Graham cracker crumbs and butter, the start of all good things. Heavy whipping cream and milk simmered on the stove and then semi sweet chocolate melted into the mixture. Yes please. Some sugar and salt and egg…..blah blah blah. Bake. Top with marshmallows.
Funny story. I didn’t read the directions very carefully and grabbed the bag of mini marshmallows. Amazing how distracted you can be when your 1 year old has your car keys completely inside her mouth while you’re grocery shopping. Do yourself a favor, buy the big marshmallows. It will save you 20 minutes of arranging teeny tiny marshmallows all over your pie.
Hey. Other funny story. Watch the broiler on your oven. When your marshmallows start to brown, they turn to burnt in like…..a breath. Do don’t take your eye off of them for even a second. My company tonight can thank Eric for distracting me from the oven, he found the left over marshmallows and starting throwing them at me. Very mature that guy I married.
Burnt marshmallows aren’t anything a little chocolate drizzle can’t fix. Pop this baby in the fridge for an hour or so before cutting. If you can wait that long.
I couldn’t actually. I really wanted to grab a couple pics in natural light. Which is funny because the sun was in a weird place and all my pictures have a strange orange hue to them. You’re welcome. Here’s where things really got sticky (yes, I meant to say that.). I had the BEST of intentions. I really was going to wait until my company came to try it. But it was sitting there. On a plate. With a fork. Seriously. “One bite”, I thought.
But with every bite more of me melted away. The part of me that was going to run today, gone. The part of me that has manners, gone. The part of me that is trying to be careful about how much sugar, wheat, and processed foods are going into my body, gone. Ok, that’s girl went away weeks ago. Needless to say, I buckled. Completely. I may have a problem with discipline. And directions. And other things that are supposed to result in responsible adults, wives, parents, etc. Oh well. It was that good. I’ve warned you now. You should absolutely make this, and eat it, warm, right out of the pie plate. But you will never be the same.
Recipe from How Sweet It Is
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 10 tablespoons butter, melted
Mix together and press into a 9 inch pie plate.
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 10 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped (I actually just used a bag of chocolate chips)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Topping: 1 bag of large marshmallows
Combine milk and heavy cream in a saucepan and heat over low heat. When it begins to simmer, remove from heat and add in chocolate. Stir with a spatula until chocolate is melted, then whisk in sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the 2 eggs. Slowly add eggs to chocolate mixture while whisking.
Pour chocolate filling in to graham crust. Bake at 325 for 30-35 minutes. Check it every 5 minutes or so after its been in for 20-25, when it no longer jiggles in the middle when moved, it’s done. Remove from the oven and top with marshmallows. On another site, I saw someone slice their marshmallows in half, makes for a prettier pie but I would rather have more marshmallow goodness. Either way, cover the top with marshmallows. Pop it back in the oven on broil just until the marshmallows start to brown.
Let cool then refrigerate for 1-2 hours before cutting. Spray a knife with non-stick spray before slicing. Drizzle with chocolate if you want.