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S’mores Pie

So I have this awesome chocolate cream pie recipe. I have been making it for my family every Thanksgiving over the past several years. I decided now was the time to take it to another level. This is when I changed it to the S’mores Pie and I’m giving you the recipe!
I grew up in front of camp fires every summer. Of course we had marshmallows on a stick. My favorite thing to do was stick the marshmallow right into the flame and charring the shit out of it. I look at it as my beginning of entertaining with food!
With this recipe, I pay homage to all those summer nights.

S’mores Pie
• 2 cups of milk warmed
• 11.5 oz. package of Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate baking chips
• 4 egg yolks
• ½ cup of sugar
• ¼ tsp. salt
• 1/3 cup corn starch
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 9” graham cracker crust (Keebler Ready Crust)
• 2 cups mini marshmallows
As you’re warming the milk in a medium sauce pan, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Just put the chocolate in a small metal bowl and place over a small pot of boiling water. You want to use good chocolate. Chocolate is the leading man in this recipe. All those summer nights of making s’mores in front of the camp fire, I was eating the extra pieces of chocolate that were sitting on the picnic table.
In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until they look a little pale. Not as pale as an open casket wake. When you pick up the whisk you should be able to write your name or favorite swear word with the mixture drizzling off.
Add the salt and the corn starch. Now add the warm milk. Please make sure it’s not too hot or cold. Bad things can happen! Place the entire mixture back into the sauce pan you used for the milk. Add your melted chocolate to the mixture.
Place over medium heat and stir. I mean stand there and only stir. Do not stop stirring; I don’t care if you have to go to the bathroom! And don’t stir too fast. A nice leisurely stir. It will take a little time. Cross your legs and stir! As the pudding cooks, it will come together and thicken. When it has become a boiling, molten, chocolate magma, take it off the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour the pudding into the crust. I’m a savory Chef so I don’t mind buying one of those Keebler Ready Crusts. The filling and topping are the stars in this story! Let’s face it we eat S’mores for the chocolate and marshmallow. We just use the graham cracker as a way to hold it and keep the gooey goodness together.
Add the marshmallows on top of the pudding. It takes about 2 cups of marshmallows. I love marshmallow, so feel free to add more then 2 cups. However, make sure each and every one is touching the chocolate.Leave on the counter to cool for about an hour before covering it with that plastic cover they give you with the ready crust. Put in the fridge and let it chill for at least 4 hours. If you make the pie in the morning it will be perfect by dinner.
Now take a blow torch or kitchen torch and brown the top of the marshmallows. If you want, burn a few. Now sit in front of the fire and enjoy!