Chocolate Pies

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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”.


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 […]


Published on August 5, 2010
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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 […]


Published on January 27, 2010
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Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

by on January 26, 2010 · 14 comments

chocolate pie

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 […]


Published on January 26, 2010
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Chocolate Covered Cherry Pie

by on January 2, 2010 · 9 comments


If there’s a chocolate covered cherry lover in your life, here’s a pie you should know about. It’s like a chocolate covered cherry in pie form.  I made this pie for New Year’s Eve and had fun in the process. It was rich, but we liked it as did all the reviewers on My …


Published on January 2, 2010
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Best Yet Chocolate Meringue Pie

by on September 17, 2009 · 14 comments

chocolate meringue pie

Lizzie and I have been taking advantage of the weather every morning, so my baking has been pushed back a bit. For instance, this pie didn’t get made until 4:00 PM yesterday. By that time, I wasn’t really in a baking mood, but I needed to make Todd a dessert and I had all the […]


Published on September 17, 2009
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Emeril’s Chocolate Cream Pie

by on September 7, 2009 · 14 comments

emeril chocolate pie

Gesine’s book was such a great read, but in my mini review, I failed to mention all the great recipes. Each chapter has one. There’s an espresso cheesecake, focaccia bread, some easy to follow German recipes, raspberry meringues, crunchy clouds, real cream scones, and many other user-friendly, run-to-the-kitchen recipes including one I’m dying to make […]


Published on September 7, 2009
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Meringue High Class of 2009

by on August 26, 2009 · 21 comments


What a long crazy trip it’s been.   Seniors Forever! This is the Meringue Class of 2009. Let’s look back on all the Cookie Madness meringues of 2009. Luckily, they all occurred in the past 10 days. Time is different in meringue land. Class Clown – Famous Dave’s Meringue This meringue was a joke. First there was […]


Published on August 26, 2009