S'mores Pudding Pie

Total Time:
2 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 10 crackers)
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • Chocolate Pudding:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 large marshmallows, halved on the diagonal
Directions
  • For the crust: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Break up the graham crackers by hand and add to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process the crackers until ground. Add the butter and sugar and pulse until the mixture looks like wet sand.

  • Transfer the graham crackers to a 9-inch pie plate and, using your hands, press to form a crust. You just want the crust to be of even thickness around the pie plate. Bake until crisp and the crust begins to brown, about 15 minutes. Cool completely before filling.

  • For the pudding: Add the milk, cream and sugar to a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan and whisk in the cornstarch, followed by the cocoa powder and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, whisking until the pudding thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the bittersweet chocolate and vanilla.

  • Pour into the cooled pie shell and chill, covering pudding surface with plastic wrap or wax paper to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the pudding to set.

  • Just before serving, preheat your broiler. Top the pudding pie with the large marshmallows, covering the entire pie surface. Transfer the pie to a baking sheet. Broil the marshmallows 4 inches under the broiler until the tops are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on this, it goes fast! Alternatively, use a kitchen torch to brown the marshmallow topping. Serve immediately.

  • Cook's Note: You can always buy a pre-made graham cracker crust at your grocery store.


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