Sunday, July 4, 2010

Two Pie 4th of July

Ahhh, I love holidays! I finally get a chance to relax and maybe bake a pie or two :) Today, Momma B (my mother-in-law) asked me if I wanted to make a 4th of July pie and of course I couldn't resist making a cheesey all American pie and post it for the world to see (ok fine, I have 4 followers). I think I shall call this pie "AMERIC'N Pie" (use your most southern accent).

Here it is:(If you would like the recipe to this pie, leave me a comment. It was a recipe Momma B had so I didn't have it off hand.)

And while baking this pie... I knew that I would never taste it so I decided to make some kind of chocolate pie. Mmmm... yes, please! We had lots of fresh raspberries on hand and so I found a recipe for a Chocolate Raspberry Pie at

You start by mashing the Raspberries with cornstarch and sugar in a pot until it boils. I did just that only to come to realize that it was A LOT of tart raspberries to put in a pie (and you know my beef with fruit).

So, what did I do? I added a few handfuls of Ghiradelli chocolate morsels to the mix. Mmmm... that's the ticket. I think this was about the time Momma B got nervous.

She has good right to be nervous since I can't seem to read all of the directions most of the time. Hey, we all start somewhere. With that said, I ruined the whipped creme cheese filling. I inadvertantly overlooked the fact that you're supposed to whip the heavy whipping cream and whip the creme cheese, sugar and vanilla and then fold the whipped cream into the whipped creme cheese. Instead I whipped them altogether only to get some kind of sweet creme cheese soup. Whoops. {insert Kroger break to get more whipped creme and creme cheese} So when I replaced the ingredients, I actually read the instructions and the filling came out perfectly.

This pie does take a lot of time because of all the chilling you have to wait on, but everyone agreed that it was fantastic. (Good thing my assumption that chocolate mixed in with the raspberry filling worked out!). Here is the finished product (before and after chilling):

My favorite part is the chocolate drizzle on top (after it hardens in the fridge). This pie shall be called "When Raspberries Aren't Enough Pie".

I hope you all had a safe 4th of July and found time to make a pie :)


1 comment:

Jessica said...

That raspberry pie looks Amazing Leigh!