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Sunday, September 23, 2012

The World Needs More Pie

The world needs more pie.  Chocolate Chip Candy Bar Pie, if we want to get technical.  Who isn't happy when eating pie?

I recently finished reading the book Making Piece: A Story of Love, Loss and Pie.  The author being a fellow Iowan, helped make the sell, but honestly this book is a must read for all book lovers.  Could you imagine asking your husband for a divorce (yet, you still really love him) and then he dies 6 hours before he is to sign the divorce papers?

Then to conquer your grief, you continue making your favorite dessert.  Pie.  You start giving the slices away for free.  You hop into your RV (that your deceased husband left you) and travel around the country making a pie documentary.

Then find yourself back in your home state, living at the iconic American Gothic House (made famous by the Grant Wood painting), setting up your Pitchfork Pie Stand and writing your memoir?

Such a great story.  It goes to show that you just never know where your life with take you.  A must read.  In honor of Beth and her journey, I made pie.  Not just for us, but for a "thank you" for someone that I worked with recently and my other fellow co-workers.

As we all know, desserts left alone in this house, can make for a very tragic ending.

Now, this isn't your typical pie, but I consider anything is a pie as long as there is a pie crust - whether that be fruit, custard or chocolate filled.  It's all the same.

Chocolate Chip Candy Bar Pie
{Printable Recipe}
1 c. butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. chopped candy bars (I used Rolos and peanut butter cups)
2 pie shells (homemade or pre-bought)

Combine first five ingredients until smooth.  Fold in chocolate chips and chopped up candy bars.  Pour into the two pie shells.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

What is your favorite kind of pie?

Would you like to comment?

  1. That looks delicious Ally! But I have to say, classic apple pie is my favorite - and I always make it with fuji apples - they hold together and are not too sweet. Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. This looks great. I read about the book, too, and I am eager to read it.

  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)September 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    I really like pumpkin pie, and pecan pie, but after a tiny sliver I am very satisfied and don't want pie again for a while.

  4. So random Ally, the show that I'm working on just had her in for an interview a few days ago. I wondered if anyone had picked up her book because of the Iowa connection. It sounds like an amazing story.