Chocolate Pies

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Barry Callebaut’s Chocolate Crumb Pie

by on December 9, 2011 · 5 comments

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This recipe is from a Costco cookbook acquired on a Black Friday at Costco. Not by me, because you’d never find me at Costco on Black Friday, but by a kind friend who let me have it when she saw me looking wistfully at it in her kitchen. The Costco cookbooks (she actually gave …

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Published on December 9, 2011
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Perfect Chocolate Cream Pie

by on November 15, 2011 · 10 comments

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So I recently acquired another outstanding cookbook — Perfect Pies: The Best Sweet and Savory Recipes from America’s Pie-Baking Champion. The “pie baking champion” being Michele Stuart, National Pie Festival champ, Bobby Flay’s Throw-Down contestant, and owner of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk, CT. One of these days I’ll try the Chocolate-Pecan-Bourbon Pie, the Maple Walnut Pie, […]

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Published on November 15, 2011
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S’mores Pie

by on October 24, 2011 · 15 comments

S'mores Pie

My investment in a Food Network Magazine subscription has paid off again. You know the little insert they always include in the magazine — the one with 50 free recipes? Well, this month it features pie, and out of all 50 the one I chose first was S’mores. If you don’t have access to a […]

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Published on October 24, 2011
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Earl’s Chocolate Pie

by on December 27, 2010 · 6 comments

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Yesterday, I decided to find out why Earl thought the pie was so great Because it’s the type of recipe it is, it’s very short and intended for people who already have an idea of how to make a chocolate pie. I’ve added a few extra details to help you along so that even if you’ve never made one, you’ll be able to.
And it’s worth making. It’s lighter than the other chocolate pies I’ve posted (not counting the crust, of course) and has an interesting, smooth, slick texture which may be from the evaporated milk and water combo, which is one I’d never seen before in a chocolate cream pie.

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Published on December 27, 2010
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fudge pie

Now about this pie, it was created by Laure Charkowsky of Cranfod, NJ and it won first place the the Farmer’s Almanac contest of 1994. I chose the recipe because yesterday seemed like a chocolate pie kind of day (although the almanac said it was an “end projects” and “have dental care” kind of day) and I liked the fact this was the kind of pie you bake rather than a custard style stir-over-the-stove type chocolate pie. The texture was interesting, too. Rather than a smooth, pudding-like filling, the filling was like soft fudge. The light whipped cream balances out the heavy fudge filling and those two things, plus the crust, make for an interesting combination of textures. For the crust you can use a plain pastry crust or a graham cracker crust. Also, the original recipe is for a 10 inch pie plate, but I used a 9 inch deep dish and it worked just fine — though I did leave behind a tiny bit of filling. I also used half of the amount of cream called for, piled the cream in the middle, and left the perimeter of the pie “blank”.

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Published on October 7, 2010
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Best Chocolate Cream Pie Yet

by on August 5, 2010 · 21 comments

Chocolate Pie

In my never ending search for the perfect Chocolate Cream Pie, I came across a Sunset recipe which seemed promising. Rather than make the full recipe, I made some changes to the crust, reduced Sunset’s recipe by 2/3 and made it in my trusty Marinex 7-Inch Fluted Small Round Pie Pan so there’d be just […]

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Published on August 5, 2010
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thin-mint-pie

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season here in Austin. Last year Fuzz offered our neighbors the full range of flavors, but this year she’s selling a limited variety including Thin Mints, Caramel Delights and my favorite — Peanut Butter Patties. What’s funny is that in all her sales calls, only two people have asked for anything […]

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Published on January 27, 2010
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Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

by on January 26, 2010 · 14 comments

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This weekend I made chocolate pie from The Helen Corbitt Cookbook, a book I inherited from my mother who probably got it as a wedding present. Helen Corbitt’s book was special in our home because unlike the other books we owned (for instance “The Blender Way of Better Cooking”) it had the warmth and humor […]

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Published on January 26, 2010