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?
Pie dish or cake tin, 22 cm or 8.5 inches in diameter
For the crust
2 c- 250 gr graham crackersor local equivalent, ground down to a course pulp
1/4 c- 60 mlbuttermelted
For the filling
10 oz- 275 grdark chocolatebroken into more manageable pieces to aid melting
1/2 t- 2.5 mlvanilla extractyou can also use the seeds of 1 proper vanilla pod
1shotrumoptional, but definitely not if kids or people who don't drink alcohol are involved
For the topping
largemarshmallowsas many as you can fit
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.
You can keep this pie in the fridge in an airtight container for roughly 3 days once cooled and set.
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