Christmas Eve is only a week away, and that means that 2013 is almost officially over. I can’t even believe it. The past few weeks have been busy for us as we prepare to celebrate (and while we finish up our kitchen renovation). December is always such a mix of emotions for me, for more reasons than you guys probably care to know, so I’m thankful for the distraction the busyness of this season provides.
With all the gatherings we’ve attended the past couple of weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to cook and bake things we don’t normally make unless we’re entertaining a crowd. Case in point: this pie. You may recognize it from Clara’s first birthday party (holy crap, how was that almost a year ago?!), but this is the first time I’ve made it since then. Our friends hosted a holiday party on Saturday, and we took this to share.
Chocolate pie has long been a favorite of Eric’s, and I’m happy to have a recipe that I can whip up for special occasions. When I made this for Clara’s party (in bite-size), I wasn’t sure how much I’d like the filling. Growing up with a severe dislike of chocolate, the thought of an entire pie made of it kind of grossed me out. I’ve since learned the error of my ways (and discovered my love for chocolate), but I still wasn’t completely sold on chocolate pie until I tried this one. With its flaky pie crust and dense, chocolaty filling, this pie is one of the best I’ve eaten. The filling is rich, super smooth and good enough to eat by the spoonful (which I will totally fess up to doing). Top it with some lightly sweetened whipped cream, and you’ve got one heck of a dessert.