Thursday, May 19, 2011


How do you feel about s'mores?

Grahams and mallows and chocolate. Sticky and gooey and smooshed together in sugary bliss.

I, for one, am a fan. But for the sake of disclosure, I couldn't eat a s'more gracefully to save my life. Indulging in the campfire treat inevitably ends with - hey, uh, you got a little somethin' on the corner of your mouth... nope, other corner... a little to your left... oh now you've smudged it everywhere... and is that... yeah, you've got marshmallow in your hair.

Fellow messy s'mores eaters, this one's for you...





Grab a fork. Chunk the deuces to sticky fingers. (Can you chunk the deuces to your own fingers?) And feel free to quote Sandlot. Over and over.


First Prize S'mores Pie (recipe adapted from NYT Magazine)


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

8 tablespoons melted butter

7 ounces milk chocolate, broken into chunks

1 cup heavy cream

1 egg

Pinch of salt

Bag of marshmallows (any size, but I used minis)

For the crust - Pour melted butter into crumbs and mix until the butter is fully incorporated and the texture is that of wet sand. Butter or oil a 9-inch pie pan and firmly press the graham cracker crumbs against the sides, then against the bottom of the pan. Chill for 30 minutes to avoid crumbling when serving.

While the crust chills, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare the chocolate filling. Put the chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan until scalded — do not boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 1 minute. Whisk the cream and chocolate together until glossy and smooth. Add a pinch of salt, then crack the egg into the chocolate mixture and whisk to fully incorporate. Pour into chilled crust and bake for 25 minutes, or until the filling is set but still slightly wobbly in the center. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Top pie with a layer of marshmallows. Pop it under the broiler for 2-ish minutes. (Keep a close eye on the oven or you'll end up with a layer of flaming mallows and a visit from the fire department. Which may or may not be a bad thing. Depending on how single you are).


33 comments:

  1. I love Smores!! And I know this pie/cake would be amazing. Such a great job!!

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  2. I will definitely be trying this!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Just made this for a bbq and it killed! So easy to make and it was delicious!!!

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  4. My wife is making this on request, standby for choclified people in Austin, Texas.

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  5. I can't wait to try this! Loved the Sandlot ref too!!! Want a s'more? Some more what? I haven't had anything yet....lmao

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  6. Found this on Pinterest. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Making this right now, found on Pinterest as well! So excited!

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  8. had this at friend house last night and had to go out and get ingredients to make it today for dessert! Delicious!

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  9. can you serve it cold....would love to bring to work!

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    1. yes, keep it in the fridge before serving!

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  10. Is this better served cold or warm?

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    1. i like it cold, but it can be served either way.

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  11. Someone posted this same post/story http://geminyeconcierge.blogspot.com/2012/05/smores-pie.html

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  12. This sounds like a good way to be able to eat and share smores on a rainy camp night.

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  13. Do you cool it completely before you add the marshmallows?

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    1. yes, cool completely so the mallows don't sink and melt into the chocolate!

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  14. i always just use chocolate pudding when i make this

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  15. Wow dude one of my partners just found you on Pinterest and shared this page with us, it got us all drooling!

    GOOD JOB DISTRACTING US FROM WORK!

    Great pictures though =)

    Cheers!

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  16. Making this now--totally simple and awesome!!!

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  17. Need to make this in a bigger pan like 13x9. Sould I bake for longer?

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    1. For a 13x9 pan I would double the recipe and bake for 30 minutes and then check it and bake longer if needed. You want it to be just a little jiggly when you take it out of the oven but not completely set.

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  18. Another fan from Austin, TX! This recipe looks Awesome!

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  19. i made this smores pie and it looks great! but only put in the broiler for one minute or less because mine caught on fire at one min!

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  20. Made this pie for Christmas and it was amazing. I used 8oz of milk chocolate and it turned out much lighter in color than the pictured pie...I think that pie must of been made with semi-sweet chocolate. I also toasted my pie in the toaster oven to brown the marshmallows....much more controlled than using an oven broiler...it turned out a nice toasty brown, not as dark as the one pictured. Next time I will probably increase the chocolate to 12oz but this pie is really, really good and super easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. It's not a surprise I found a photo of this beautiful cake on pinterest. For me I have the same problems like you eating a marshmallow at a campfire, normally it burns but more often I have it on my shirt because of biting in the hot stuff and burning myself. Nevertheless... your cake just looks amazing!

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  22. Oh my god. This looks divine. I'm going to make it this weekend; I hope mine turns out half as lovely as yours!

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  23. could you use a pre made
    graham cracker crust?

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  24. could i just lay a cookie sheet with gram crackers

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    1. Unfortunately, no. Before baking, the chocolate filling is very liquid & you need depth. Maybe an 8x8 or 9x9 cake pan? The crust might crumble more as you serve, but the taste would turn out right.

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  25. I use semi-sweet chocolate and it is AMAZING! I've made this pie several times for friends & family. This is also going to be a Thanksgiving tradition at my house, an alternative for those of us who don't care for pumpkin pie. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

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