Sunday, November 14, 2010


I made pies to enjoy with our Norwegian friends tomorrow.

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)
Chocolate curls(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)

Mix together:
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.

And here's one cute baby. You can catch a glimpse of her teeth here.

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