Monday, August 28, 2017

Chocolate Pie

This delicious chocolate pie is so easy to make and tastes delicious.  I used a pre-made pie crust that really saves time and makes this very convenient.  This can also be made with a graham cracker crust or you can make your own crust too.  I found this recipe here at the Pioneer Woman.  Just in case you don't want to make a pie this is also a great recipe for making chocolate pudding.

I used a pre-made pie crust for this recipe in a 9 inch pie plate

Combine sugar, corn starch, salt in a medium size sauce pan.

Slowly pour in the milk and egg yolks.  Whisk together.

Whisk over medium heat until mixture starts to bubble and becomes very thick like pudding. This may take several minutes.  Just be sure to whisk it constantly once it starts to thicken and be sure to wait until it becomes very thick like pudding before you remove it from the heat.

I used Ghirardelli bitter sweet chocolate chips.  You can also use a chocolate bars and finely chop up into small pieces.

Remove from heat and combine chocolate, vanilla and butter.  Stir until melted.

Pour into cooled pie crust and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.


  • 1 whole Pie Crust, Baked And Cooled (or Can Use Oreo Or Graham Cracker Crust)
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 4 whole Egg Yolks
  • 6-1/2 ounces, weight Bittersweet Chocolate, Chopped Finely
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Whipped Cream, For Serving

Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir or whisk together. 

Pour in milk and egg yolks, and whisk together.

Stir over medium heat until the mixture just barely comes to a boil and becomes thick, about 6-8 minutes (maybe less, maybe more; just watch it!) The second it starts to bubble and thicken (note: It should be thick like pudding!) remove it from the heat. Add the chocolate, vanilla, and butter, and stir until everything is beautifully combined. 

Pour the pudding into the pie crust (if there is extra, spoon it into small dishes) and place in the fridge to chill for 4 hours uncovered.

Cut into slices and serve with whipped cream!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Apple Pie Taquitos

I love these Apple Pie Taquitos!  They taste a lot like apple pie but so much quicker and easier to make! They are slightly crispy on the outside and all the flavors of a delicious apple pie. They only require a few ingredients too.

Here is all that is needed to make this recipe:  Apple pie filling, flour tortillas, melted butter, cinnamon sugar.

Place a couple tablespoons of apple pie filling on a tortilla.  Fold up tortilla. 

Brush the outside with melted butter.

Roll the tortilla in cinnamon-sugar mixture. 

Place the taquitos into a 9x13 baking dish.  ( In this photo I reduced the recipe to make just 4 and used a smaller baking dish)  Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees until starting to turn golden brown. Serve while still warm.  Drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.


20 ounce can apple pie filling
12 flour tortillas
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Brush a 9x13 baking dish with some of the melted butter.
  2. In a shallow bowl mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Empty the can of pie filling onto a cutting board and chop the apples into smaller pieces with a knife.
  4. Lay a tortilla flat and top with a couple tablespoons of the apple pie filling. Tightly roll up the tortilla. Brush the taquito with butter the roll it through the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place the taquito in the prepared baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and apple pie filling. You should have enough filling for the 12 tortillas.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the taquitos start to turn golden brown.