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Easy as Smores Pie

Dorothy Porker
One of the simplest and most satisfying recipes you can ever make. This smores pie is great for parties, as a spectacular dessert or just because. You could make it more complex if you wanted to, but who has the time?
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Birthdays, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Oven
  • Pie dish or cake tin, 22 cm or 8.5 inches in diameter
  • Saucepan
  • Torch, optional

Ingredients
  

For the crust

  • 2 c - 250 gr graham crackers or local equivalent, ground down to a course pulp
  • 1/4 c - 60 ml butter melted

For the filling

  • 10 oz - 275 gr dark chocolate broken into more manageable pieces to aid melting
  • 1/2 t - 2.5 ml vanilla extract you can also use the seeds of 1 proper vanilla pod
  • 1 shot rum optional, but definitely not if kids or people who don't drink alcohol are involved
  • pinch salt
  • 2 large eggs

For the topping

  • large marshmallows as many as you can fit

Instructions
 

To make the crust

  • Preheat your oven to 160° C - 325° F.
  • Mix together 2 c - 250 gr of graham cracker crumbs or local equivalent in a bowl with the 1/2 c - 115 gr of melted butter.
  • Press the crumb and butter mixture evenly into a pie dish. You want to press quite firmly so it'll hold together once it's baked. If you don't have a pie dish you can use a regular cake tin, I would just fill the bottom in this instance and not bother with an edge.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Keeping a keen eye out because the edges can burn really quickly if you're not mindful. Leave the oven on so the filled pie can go back in.

To make the filling

  • Whisk together 3/4 c - 180 ml cream and 1/4 c - 60 ml milk and warm gently over a low heat on a saucepan.
  • Melt in 10 oz - 275 gr broken down chocolate.
  • Once the chocolate has completely melted, take off the heat. Leave to cool a little so the eggs won't curdle and then whisk in 1/2 t - 2.5 ml vanilla extact, 2 large beaten eggs, a pinch of salt and a shot of rum (if using) before whisking until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the baked crust and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Make a little tent out of tinfoil to protect your pie crust from burning if that happens before the chocolate is set.

For the topping

  • Cut your marshmallows in half (I found scissors are easiest for this) and squish as many on top of your baked pie, cut side down, as many as you can until the filling is completely covered.
  • If you have a blow torch, light 'm up and burn those fuckers until they're puffed and brown.
  • Otherwise set your oven to grill and place your rack in the second slot from the top.
  • Place your pie in the oven and sit there like a Bake Off contestant, hunched in front of your oven, until the marshmallows start to puff up and brown. You may want to turn your pie round every so often to ensure an even coloring. Be sure to take your pie out of the oven BEFORE the marshmallows start to burn (shocking I know).
  • Feel a slight tinge of sadness when you take the pie out and the marshmallows start to slump. Leave to cool for 2 hours before tucking in.
    You can make this with a proper meringue topping, but that's on you.

Notes

You can keep this pie in the fridge in an airtight container for roughly 3 days once cooled and set. 
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