This one used most of the marshmallows my mother gave me back in August. It's easy, but incredibly decadent. Hence the name:
Decadent Truffle Bottom Chocolate Cream Pie
Graham Cracker crust
2 cups miniature marshmallows or 20 large marshmallows
1/2 cup milk
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Chocolate Chips
1 cup (1/2 pt.) heavy whipping cream
Sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping(optional)
1. Prepare and bake pie crust in 9-inch pie plate as directed on package for unfilled 1-crust pie.
2. Place marshmallows and milk in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Add chocolate chips; stir until melted and mixture is smooth. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred. Spread 1 cup chocolate mixture over bottom of crust; refrigerate. Cool remaining mixture to room temperature.
3. Beat whipping cream until stiff; gradually blend into chocolate mixture, combining thoroughly. Spread over chocolate layer in pastry crust. Cover; refrigerate 4 to 6 hours or until well chilled. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover pie.
Graham Cracker (or BeBe Cracker) Pie Crust
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs (use bebe crumbs here)
1/3 cup white sugar (I skipped because I think the crackers are sweet enough)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter or margarine, and cinnamon until well blended . Press mixture into an 8 or 9 inch pie plate.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7 minutes. Cool. If recipe calls for unbaked pie shell, just chill for about 1 hour.
And I made two apple pies.
I used the family recipe for pie crust:
4 cups flour
2 teas. salt
1 T sugar
Blend in 1.5 cups of margarine (room temperature)
1 beaten egg
1 T vinegar
1/2 cup water
Pour into flour/butter while stirring with a fork. Mix until it's all combined, and shape into a ball. Divide it into 5 pieces. It freezes well.
and Apple Pie
Peel, core and slice 6-8 firm apples for each pie
Add this mixture:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
Bake at 215C until apples are tender.
Here are two goofy kids, eating pie.