Let’s start out by saying that S’mores are not my favorite dessert and I hate when kids have them in their hands. Don’t judge me. They make a big mess, admit it. Think about that party, BBQ, outdoor meal where you indulged your kids or friends with a stick, a Jet Puffed MARSHMALLOW and some GRAHAM CRACKERS and a piece of HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE. What happened next? Kid got burned? the flaming marshmallow ended up in a floaty pile of molten sugar on your couch or rug? Chocolate fingerprints all over the walls? Are you getting it? OK…I surf alot of Social Media, especially the food-centric sites and of late I’ve been seeing this S’MORES PIE thingy. My oldest just had some oral surgery done so she , for the time being, can only eat things that are sort of soft. I thought I’d break down and turn the dreaded S’MORES in to a pie. I accomplished my mission and as happy as I was that my kids were loving a Sunday night dessert, IT MADE A MESS. The counter was covered with sticky shrapnel from the cake spatula, the plates, etc. Delicious for this type of sweet dessert but I have not changed my opinion. There will still be a ban on Grill/BBQ made individual S’Mores as long as I’m around.
MAKES 6-8 slices TIME: 2 1/2 hours
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: low
1 GRAHAM CRACKER 9 TO 10 INCH CRUST
1 CUP HEAVY CREAM
1 /2 TSP. SUGAR
1/2 TSP. GOOD VANILLA EXTRACT
PINCH OF SALT
1/2 STICK (1/2 CUP)
12 OZ. GOOD MELTING CHOCOLATE
ENOUGH MINI MARSHMALLOWS TO COVER TOP OF PIE
DOUBLE BOILER OR STAINLESS STEEL BOWL FITTED OVER A SAUCEPAN WITH 1 INCH OF WATER BROUGHT TO A BOIL then BROUGHT TO A SIMMER ON LOW
In the bowl over the steaming water, add the butter into the bowl. Let this melt, then add the salt, sugar, vanilla, and cream..Whisk till blended. Then add the chocolate and whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is shiny and smooth. Now let this cool to room temperature then into the fridge it goes for close to 2 hours, you must let it set. Remove from the fridge and turn on your broiler. Add the marshmallows evenly to the top of the toy.
Place the pie on a baking pan and remove the top rack of your oven. When the broiler has heated the oven place the piceon the middle rack. DO NO LEAVE YOUR SPOT. As SOON as you see the pie browning rotate it and only let it stay in for no more than a minute or so, you should see the browning then remove the pie. Let it rest for a good 5 minutes or you will surely burn the insides of the mouths of anyone who is waiting to eat this.
Slice and serve, it should be melt-y and rich. I don’t trust a “perfect”slice of this. It’s rustic and the slices shoud/need not be perfect.
Have fun with it and enjoy!!