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Monday, June 11, 2012

Dark Chocolate Pie with Toasted Marshmallow Topping





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...I first made this pie hopping that it would be an adult version of S'mores. That turned out to be wishful thinking, but the recipe was simple and the pie was tasty, so I held on to the recipe for informal occasions when we had a chocolate lover at the table. The version of the pie you see today was made with semi-sweet chocolate, but I have also made it with milk chocolate and had great results. The marshmallow topping makes this a very sweet dessert, and while I personally find it a bit much, others really enjoy it, so, I've allowed myself to be overruled and continue to make it for those who enjoy something rich and sweet to end a meal. If you decide to try the pie, make sure you have a candy thermometer on hand.You'll need it to test the temperature of the marshmallow cream which gets hot enough to burn. I refrigerate this pie, but bring it to room temperature for serving. It is easy to make and I think those of you who try it will be pleased. While the pie will keep for several days, it is best eaten the day it is made. Here's the recipe.

Dark Chocolate Pie with Toasted Marshmallow Topping...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Family Circle magazine

Ingredients:
Crust
1 (9-inch) prepared chocolate or graham cracker crumb crust
Chocolate Filling
2 eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup 2% milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
Marshmallow Topping
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons corn syrup
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1) Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
2) To make chocolate filling: Beat eggs in a small bowl; set aside. Combine milk, cream, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and add vanilla, chocolate and cocoa powder; stir until combined and smooth. Stir about 3/4 cup of chocolate mixture into the beaten eggs; stir chocolate-egg mixture back into saucepan. Pour filling into cooled crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until filling is set and glossy. Cool completely on a wire rack.
3) To make marshmallow topping: Bring 1 inch of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Combine egg whites, corn syrup, sugar and salt in a metal bowl large enough to sit on top of the saucepan. Whisk constantly in bowl over water until sugar is dissolved and eggs have reached 160 degrees, about 3 to 5 minutes. Pour mixture and vanilla into bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and beat on high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
4) To finish: Heat broiler. Spoon marshmallow topping on cooled on cooled pie. Broil until topping begins to brown, 1 minute. Yield: 8 to 10 servings.










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37 comments :

Radhika said...

This looks so good with the cracker crust. would love to give it a try..

Ginny said...

So wonderful looking, like the ones In the fifties. It looks like meringue topping.

Rue said...

You had me at "chocolate." Actually, chocolate pie is one of my Dad's favourites, so I think I might make this for him for Father's Day - thanks!

Fuat Gencal said...

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Hovkonditorn said...

This looks so good and the marshmallow topping is beautiful!

Red Nomad OZ said...

OK ... so is it possible to have a dinner party WITHOUT a chocolate lover at the table??!!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Looks fabulous - perfect meringue!@

Alessandra said...

A bit like a lemon meringue pie but with chocolate instead of lemon curd! It must be super delicious, to be had in small slices :-).

Ciao
Alessandra

gobakeyourself said...

Forget s'mores, chocolate and marshmallows in this pie are the way to go :D
Wow!

Cheers
CCU

Kim said...

Yum! I love this pie!!!!! I always loved chocolate pie.... with marshmallow topping, it looks really great!!!!

Pam said...

I love super sweet, so that topping sounds divine!

bellini said...

Great recipe for those dark chocoholics out there Mary. This would curb any cravings.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw the photo and the name was S'Mores. ;) Sounds very delicious! blessings ~ tanna

Jenn said...

This looks absolutely divine, Mary! Chocolate pies are my favorite!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Looks fantastic! The marshmallow topping is stunning!

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks sensational!! That marshmallow topping is just divine.

Holly said...

WOW! What a gorgous looking pie Mary! :)

Susan Lindquist said...

Mary, This is my son's all-time favorite pie! Thanks for reminding me that I haven't made it for him in a good long time! Sometimes we need a little poke to remember these things! That pie looks a beauty!

Ellen B Cookery said...

I love baked marshmallows! Put them on top of chocolate and we're talking some serious business. Very nice!

Barbara said...

I always prefer semi sweet or even bittersweet when eating chocolate, which you know is something I don't do often. But like you, I do serve it to my chocolate-loving friends. Will save this pie recipe, Mary. Love the marshmallow topping!

IdaBaker said...

The chocolate part looks really great, but I need a different topping. No a marshmallow fan here.

shooting star said...

cannot resist chocolate!!!...this is yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

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Suzie said...

The last time I used a candy thermometer I was attempting caramel bites. I had caramel all over the stove! lol!

A Paixão da Isa said...

eu gosto mt de tartes mas essa com esses bonbons whoua que delice bravo adorei bjs e tudo de bom boa semana

mother said...

Your pie is delicious, but I think I have some difficulty in finding corn syrup. Can I replace it with something else? Thank you, Mother.

Daniela said...

This delicious sweet, beautiful presentation. Thanks for visiting, see you soon Daniela.

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Looks heavenly divine with those marshmallows! Beautifully presented with perfection! YUM!

Cakewhiz said...

I am a sucker for anything chocolate and i am positive i would devour that slice in seconds...lol

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love how high and light this pie looks. I am sure it tasted soooo good!

Lindalou said...

Oh yum.

Salsa Verde said...

What a scrumptious combination!!!
Cheers and hope you have a fantastic day,
Lia.

Choclette said...

Oh yes please. As a chocolate lover who adores marshmallows, I would love to finish my meal with a slice of this.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Be still my heart. This is a drop dead delicious choice for Father's Day - oh heck who am I kidding. I'll eat it any day.

kitty said...

I would love this dessert! Oh, how I wish we were neighbors!! Your family and guests must be in awe of all your wonderful dishes you prepare. I also checked out the cucumber salsa...I'll be making that soon. It sounds perfect for summer.

Catherine said...

Dear Mary, That pie does look good!! I would like to be at that chocolate lovers table!! Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo

Chris and Amy said...

ooooohhhh! That looks a-MA-zing! Totally want some now!

Ms. Bryan said...

I love this website and have had so many fantastic dishes, but this one wasn't so good. I just made this pie and it was too sweet even for someone with a huge sweet tooth. The marshmallow topping was crazy intense and the chocolate filling was a bit thicker than the filling for a typical chocolate meringue pie.

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