For my favorite people’s birthdays I try to bake them something sweet. For David’s birthday I asked him what he’d like me to bake. He responded with “cookies”. I showed and asked him about a ton of different cookie recipes, but he didn’t want any of them! I’m not sure what he wanted when he said cookies, because he didn’t end up with cookies. I then showed him a picture of a s’mores pie and he changed his mind and said he wanted that.
I’m so glad he changed his mind for a few reasons!
1) His birthday was on a Thursday, so making the pie the night before was so easy
2) This pie was reallllly easy to make!
3) I pretty much had everything on hand
Last Thursday night we had pizza & beer at my parents house while we watched the Niners win against the Rams. I’m pretty sure they won just for David. During a commercial break, I cut the marshmallows in half (& 1 of my fingers! ouch! but I was okay…) and broiled them. Of course I went ahead and totally burnt them like the recipe warned about. Luckily, I was able to easily scrape them off and try again. I got close again, but I think they were perfect!
I did eat a couple burnt marshmallows because that’s just how I do, but the rest went into the trash can. This pie was seriously delicious. We all liked it better than real s’mores. Only complaint would be that cutting through the marshmallows to serve the pie was not an easy task. Beware! Regardless this pie is still a keeper! I’ll definitely make it again in the (near) future.
Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven
For the Crust:
2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 stick melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
For the Pie:
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup whole milk
10 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped (or I used chips)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
2 eggs, whisked
20-30 large mashmallows
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl; combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar with a fork until everything is moist. Press the crumbs into the bottom and sides of a 9″ pie dish. I use my clean hands to do this. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven.
2. In a medium pot over low heat; warm the cream and milk, stirring frequently so it won’t burn. Stir in the chocolate until it’s completely melted and smooth. Whisk in the vanilla and salt. Turn the heat off and remove the pot from the burner. As quickly as you can whisk in the eggs until creamy. Whisk fast to avoid curdling the eggs!
3. Pour the chocolate pudding into the pie crust and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the pudding is set and doesn’t jiggle. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, I recommend refrigerating it over night or for at least 2-3 hours.
4. Remove pie from refrigerator. Preheat the broiler. Cut marshmallows in half with scissors and place all over the top of the pie. Place under the broiler and WATCH it until the marshmallows are lightly browned. Cut pie and serve.