Sunday, January 11, 2015
When mom wasn't in the mood to make pies for Xmas, I volunteered to make "weirdo pies". Instead of the usual pumpkin and cherry, we had Joy the Baker's Sweet Potato Pie and TheKitchn's Chocolate Chess Pie. This wasn't the first time I made the sweet potato pie, having made it earlier in the month for a dinner party...but I think it's going to be the last time. Just soooo much effort for something that is a close second to a pumpkin pie. Which is considerably easier.
It's also not the first time I've made a chocolate chess pie, although this time I had help from my youngest brother and we used a premade traditional pie crust instead of a chocolate graham cracker crust. The filling was still considerably more shallow than one expects from a pie, and I'm not sure how to fix that (except to use a smaller pie dish?). However, it still tasted fine with the traditional crust, maybe slightly less sweet which is a good thing! Chocolate chess pie is so easy, and there's a fair chance you already have all of the ingredients on hand. Make it any time for a chocolate/brownie fix!