At the latest Farmer’s Market there was a new vendor – a 14 year old girl who was selling pie by the slice.
When I heard she had chocolate pie – I immediately found some money and sent Dagmar over to buy one.
Then I started to worry – what if I just spent that money for a store bought crust and Jello- pudding filling?
That pie was fabulous! The crust was light and flaky and definitely homemade!
But the filling was the star of the show – it was rich, creamy and delicious.
Of course I asked the young lady for the recipe. She just smiled sweetly and said she was so glad we liked it.
But she didn’t share the recipe.
I was bummed.
The memory of that pie still lingers in my mind. It was fabulous. Unbelievable. Delectable.
I had to find a recipe to match it. I scoured my recipe files and cookbooks and made a pile of all my chocolate pie recipes.
I intend to try them – one at a time – until I find the perfect one.
I began over the weekend.
Obviously – by the picture – the first recipe didn’t work so well. The filling never did set up and seeped right through a crack in the crust leaving a mess on the bottom of the pie.
But it did taste great!
Chocolate Pie #1
1 -9 inch baked pie shell
2 cups of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate – but I think I would prefer semisweet)
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of butter
1 tsp almond flavoring
1/2 cup almonds
Place chocolate chips and powdered sugar in your blender, process until it is coarsely chopped.
In a saucepan, place the milk and butter. Bring to a boil. Pour into the blender and process until smooth and creamy. Add almond flavoring.
Pour it into a pie shell and refrigerate. Serve with cool whip and almonds.
In a perfect world it would set up beautifully – in my world it remained a runny mess.
But it did taste good!
And so the search continues….