S’mores Pie for Pi Day (and holy crap, I remembered Pi day!)

March 14, 2013 · 9 comments

in desserts/sweets

This blog has been in existence for six Pi days (3/14, for those of you not in the know) now. And every single year in maybe January, I tell myself, “Oh yeah, I should make a pie to post on Pi day this year!” And then every single year on March 14th, I’m scrolling through my reader going, “Oh, crap. I forgot about Pi day. Again.”

This past weekend, I actually remembered – in time! And on a weekend! Score. I couldn’t really decide what type of pie to make, though. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time because at 39 weeks pregnant, doing anything for long periods of time is not my specialty. I also didn’t really want to do a fruit pie since we’re sort of in between seasons when it comes to finding good fruit. I debated a coconut pie, but eventually settled on this s’mores pie – because I love s’mores and because it seemed really easy.

This pie is definitely easy. There’s a graham cracker crust, so there’s no cutting butter or rolling or anything associated with traditional pastry crusts. The chocolate filling really could not be any simpler to make, and then the whole thing is topped with marshmallows. The only problem I had with this was that my broiler completely stopped working after about 3 seconds. And then it took for.ev.er. to start working again (although I guess I should be glad it didn’t die on me altogether). Of course, I got one side nice and golden brown and then turned the pan and overdid the other side a wee bit. Oopsie. Oh well, it was still delicious even if not beautiful.

 

This pie is great. The ganache-like filling is smooth and silky and goes really well with a graham cracker crust. The marshmallows complete the pie (and I’m sure you could use fluff or a homemade marshmallow topping of sorts, if you would prefer to do that instead). I preferred heating a slice of pie for about 8-10 seconds before eating it, to re-gooify the marshmallows.

Happy Pi Day!

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Joanne March 14, 2013 at 5:28 am

Go you! I never remember pi day, ever, which is funny because one of my high school math teachers always made such a big deal out of it! I am so craving some melted ooey gooey marshmallow atop of chocolate right now!

Also, you’re 39 weeks!!! I didn’t realize you were so far along! Exciting… :)

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Angie @ Coffee and Cannolis March 14, 2013 at 8:21 am

I normally don’t really like pie, but I’d make an exception for this!!

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Mary Ellen March 14, 2013 at 8:25 am

I am drooling right now! That’s definitely my kind of pie!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

Haha awesome you remembered! And this looks lovely!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 14, 2013 at 9:46 am

Not only did you remember, you made an awesome pie! And guess what in two years it’ll be 3.1415…O:-) DO NOT forget that one haha

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elly March 14, 2013 at 10:04 am

Haha, good call. I better put that on my calendar right now!

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Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} March 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

Ummm, this is ahhh-mazing!!! And the fact that you are still cooking at 39 weeks is a success on it’s own!!! I think the burnt parts always add character and personality to the pie, it’s always a great story to share!

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bellini March 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm

This pie is inventive too Elly. Happy Pi day…I did not remember..yet again:D

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Anna March 15, 2013 at 5:51 am

Really making me salivate! What a fantastic looking (and undoubtedly tasting) pi! Happy day to you!

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