Recently, Better Homes and Gardens did a s'mores story, featuring other s'mores inspired desserts.
There was a pie recipe, but it fell under my personal category of "Yeah, that's not really a pie." It has been in my head since to create a real (in my book) s'mores pie. Most importantly, I wanted to include an actual pastry crust. Memorial weekend seemed like the perfect time to do some experimenting with this idea.
Experiment is the correct word.
I've never baked a marshmallow before.
Turns out, you can't really bake a marshmallow.
It either explodes or disappears, leaving behind only a faint shiny glaze.
I should have anticipated the chemistry of it all.
Sugar, when heated, turns to a liquid.
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Mini s'mores pies stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate.
My cocktail shaker top is the perfect size for cutting the circles.
Which means I WAS NOT using the shaker
for other things at the time.
Which means I cannot blame this recipe failure on drunkenness.
They looked adorable all loaded up with different combinations.
I melted some of the chocolate, did some in chunks,
and used 3 different kinds.
I also used both homemade orange marshmallows
and the old classics off the grocery store shelf.
I told you-I was experimenting!
As I said, it was important to me to use a classic pastry pie crust.
So, to incorporate graham crackers,
I rolled crumbled cookies (are they a cookie or a cracker?)
into the top crust.
See-still no alcohol in that shaker.
On the upside?
If you needed an impressive volcano pie,
say for a school project,
I've got you covered.
Um. Needless to say, I am not including a recipe with this post.
I've already rallied with a Plan B
and will be testing it out this weekend.
I am more determined than ever!
There will be s'mores pie!