Monday, January 9, 2012

Kitchen Improv: S’mores or Sopapilla “Pie”


Bonus “recipe”. 

Have you ever accidentally smashed and/or forgot about a premade pie shell in your freezer?  The crust is crumbled, the package damaged, and you don’t really remember when you bought it?

…Anyone?  Come on.  I can’t be the only one.  Seriously…anyone?  Anyone?


(“Bueller?  Bueller?”)


Okay, fine, deny it all you want.  NOBODY’S PERFECT, OKAY???

Let’s say you have a random “perfectly good, non-smashed, non freezer-burnt” pie shell that you just can’t think of anything interesting to do with.  You don’t want pie, but you are craving sweets.

Allow me to intervene with a quick improv recipe.

Step One: Heat your oven to 400F.

Step Two:  Mix up a few tablespoons of cinnamon sugar (2 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon is my preferred ratio, but go with what you like).  Sprinkle this all over your pie shell, making sure to coat as well as you can.  Cover the whole shell if possible.

Step Three: Assume you and whomever you’ll be sharing this with are having conflicting cravings.  Someone wants chocolate.  Someone just wants cinnamon & honey.  Not a problem.

Spread a handful of dark chocolate chips across half the pie shell.  Then, on that same half, spread a handful of mini marshmallows.  Leave the other half alone… for now. (muahahaha…)

Step Four: Bake for 15-20 minutes until the shell is nicely browned.  Then remove from oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Step Five: Drizzle honey over the non-smores-y side.  Then use a pie spatula to cut into 8 sections.

Step Six:  Devour half of it before you remember to take a picture.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you:


S’mores “Pie”…


…and Sopapilla “pie”.


You’re Welcome.

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