I consider myself a fairly good baker. I’ve always had a sweet tooth, cakes, cookie, brownies, etc. I’ve been making those since I was a kid. Pies are different though. Pies always seemed too hard, so I haven’t made many pies before. Maybe once a year during the holidays I’ll try to make one, always with varying results. But when I saw this pie the other day, I knew I had to make that.
I thought this was kind of hard to make if only because it had so many steps with varying wait times before and after each part. But that’s probably just because all the pies I’ve made in the past have been the mix it together, pour in crust variety. Next time, I’d probably just do a premade pie crust to make things a bit easier and faster.
The hardest part was definitely the marshmallow topping. My crappy little handmixer was not made for such things. Plus I think I burned the syrup (it turned yellow!). As I was trying to pour it on the pie, I made an absolute mess, too. Marshmallow all over me, the counter, the wall. It was a sight. I don’t think I got it puffy enough as it was spread pretty thin and got mixed in with the chocolate. Despite all that, it was really good. Very very rich. Highly Recommended.
Back at Christmas my boyfriend wanted a pecan pie like his grandmother used to make. I hate pecans (and pretty much all nuts), but I made him the pie anyway. I just made another pie for me: Apple Crumb Pie. The apple crumb pie turned out really well. Even my boyfriend liked it and he’s not really a fan of apple pies or cobblers.
The pecan pie is another story. I used my mother’s old recipe, but her handwriting was hard to read, which resulted in using too much butter. The pie never congealed. I had to just throw it out. Plus, according to my boyfriend “that’s not how pecan pie is supposed to look”. I vividly remember my mom’s pie receiving rave reviews, but whatever.
I found this recipe which apparently “looked right” and made that instead. He was very happy with it, so I guess that’s all that matters in the end.
I will definitely be making both pies again next Christmas. I want to make the smore pie again just to see if I can make right next time. I think a stand mixer is going to be on my Christmas list this year, though.