Chocolate SMore PieFrom castingcook 5 years ago
- FOR CRUST shopping list
- 1 graham cracker crumb crust, baked and cooled completely shopping list
- FOR chocolate CREAM FILLING shopping list
- 7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not more than 70% cacao; not unsweetened), chopped shopping list
- 1 cup heavy cream shopping list
- 1 large egg, at room temperature for 30 mins shopping list
- FOR marshmallow TOPPING shopping list
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (from a 1/4-oz package) shopping list
- 1/2 cup cold water shopping list
- 3/4 cup sugar shopping list
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla shopping list
- Vegtable oil for greasing shopping list
- SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: a candy thermometer shopping list
How to make it
- FOR CHOCOLATE CREAM FILLING:
- Make graham cracker crumb crust and reserve.
- Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350ºF. Put chocolate in a large bowl. Bring cream just to a boil in a 1- to 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan, then pour hot cream over chocolate. Let stand 1 minute, then gently whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Gently whisk in egg and a pinch of salt until combined and pour into graham cracker crumb crust (crust will be about half full).
- Cover edge of pie with a pie shield or foil and bake until filling is softly set and trembles slightly in center when gently shaken, about 25 minutes. Cool pie to room temperature on a rack (filling will firm as it cools), about 1 hour.
- MAKE MARSHMALLOW TOPPING:
- Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water in a large deep heatproof bowl and let stand until softened, about 1 minute.
- Stir together sugar, corn syrup, a pinch of salt, and remaining 1/4 cup water in cleaned 1- to 1 1/4-quart heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then boil until thermometer registers 260ºF, about 6 minutes.
- Begin beating water and gelatin mixture with an electric mixer at medium speed, then carefully pour in hot syrup in a slow stream, beating (avoid beaters and side of bowl). When all of syrup is added, increase speed to high and continue beating until mixture is tripled in volume and very thick, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and beat until combined, then immediately spoon topping onto center of pie filling; it will slowly spread to cover top of pie. Chill, uncovered, 1 hour, then cover loosely with lightly oiled plastic wrap (oiled side down) and chill 3 hours more.
- BROWN TOPPING:
- Preheat broiler.
- Transfer pie to a baking sheet. Cover edge of pie with pie shield or foil and broil 3 to 4 inches from heat, rotating pie as necessary, until marshmallow topping is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Cool pie on a rack 10 minutes. Slice pie with a large heavy knife dipped in hot water and then dried with a towel before cutting each slice.
- COOKS' NOTES: To take the temperature of a shallow amount of syrup, put bulb in saucepan and turn thermometer facedown, resting other end against rim of saucepan. Check temperature frequently. Pie (before browning topping) can be chilled up to 1 day.