Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pie and a Movie...

I know that you are saying, shouldn't that be dinner and a movie? Normally, yes it would, but not in this case. You see, this is the first go round of You Want Pies With That? blog event. The first round theme just happened to be "I love that movie!" Pick your favorite movie and create a pie from it.

I chose the movie Chocolat starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, my favorite pirate who is coming back for Pirate's of the Caribbean 4!! OK, so back to the movie and pie. I could watch this movie again and again, right after the other. I just love it, but all through the movie, she serves her hot chocolate with a pinch of chili powder. So, I give you Chocolat's Chocolate Chess with a pinch of chili powder pie. I know it is long, but that's OK! Don't want the chili powder added? Just leave it out.

Chocolate Chess with a Pinch of Chili Powder Pie:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted (I used half bittersweet and half semisweet)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 Tbsp yellow cornmeal
1 tsp chili powder (add more if you want it a little stronger)

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add sugar, mix until combined. Add melted chocolate and mix until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, cornmeal, and chili powder. Mix until all combined. Pour into pie shell and bake 50-55 minutes.

I use this pie shell when I need one in a pinch. It is from Gale Gand's book, Butter Sugar Flour Eggs.

Crumbly Pie Crust:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
8 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces and lightly softened
1 egg yolk

Put the flour in a large bowl. Add the sugar and mix. Make a well in the center and place the butter pieces and egg yolk in the well. Using your fingers, work the butter and egg yolk together until well combined. Using your fingers, work the butter-egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined but still loose. The dough will be crumbly, but when you squeeze a handful in your hand it should hold together.

Sprinkle the dough into a 10-inch pie or tart pan. Press the dough firmly and evenly onto the bottom and sides of the pan, making sure not to let the crust thicken at the corners. It should make a clean right angle where the sides meet the bottom.

Chill the crust at least 30 minutes or, covered, up to 3 days.

23 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Great pie and great movie! I love that movie and the deeper message it sends. This is so much fun!

Megan said...

I love chili in my chocolate. Beleve it or not, I've never seen this movie. But I thought about a movie for my BD and I'll take you up on this suggestion. :)
BTW- Pie looks great. Send a slice my way would you? You know, to go with the movie!

Amanda said...

This looks so good!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Mmmm April your pie looks so good!

Madam Chow said...

Great pie, and I almost chose that movie, too!

Megan said...

I've never seen the movie, but given my love of chocolate, I probably should!!

I also have never had chess pie, but it sure looks like something I'd want to make!!

Elizabeth said...

Great movie choice! And the pie sounds fabulous!

Maria said...

I love that movie..except it makes me hungry...like your pie is doing now. Looks great!

Susie Homemaker said...

YUM!! I love that movie too, I may have to watch it again...and make this pie!

Dani said...

i love love love this movie, and that pics looks great! there is a great coffee shop here that serves an aztec chili hot chocolate and it is divine!!!!

Deborah said...

I love that movie - and what a great pie to go with it!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Aww! I love that movie! I had the poster on my door in high school.

Bunny said...

Great looking pie April! I have to check this event out, it's the first I've heard of it!

Judy said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate or Johnny Depp. Loved the movie. I make lemon chess pies, but will have to try a chocolate one, now.

PheMom said...

I love your combination. I just recently made my first chocolate chess pie to help announce the event and it was yummy! I'll bet this variation is awesome. I love Johnny Depp and Chocolat as well. Great job! Thanks for participating!!

Dianne said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks really great!

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love that movie and this pie is the perfect adaptation.

Natashya said...

I must be the only foodie not to have seen this movie yet. I really must rent it.
The pie looks wonderful - I would definitely use the chili!

Tammy said...

fantastic! I had thought about doing this too -although to be honest I dont love the movie :0)

tami said...

What a terrific idea! I love this movie too :) Great job!

Rebecca said...

I keep meaning to try chocolate and chili together. This looks delicious!

Jeanine said...

Love it! I love that movie too, but I still have yet to try chocolate with chili powder. Great job!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pie and a Movie...

I know that you are saying, shouldn't that be dinner and a movie? Normally, yes it would, but not in this case. You see, this is the first go round of You Want Pies With That? blog event. The first round theme just happened to be "I love that movie!" Pick your favorite movie and create a pie from it.

I chose the movie Chocolat starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, my favorite pirate who is coming back for Pirate's of the Caribbean 4!! OK, so back to the movie and pie. I could watch this movie again and again, right after the other. I just love it, but all through the movie, she serves her hot chocolate with a pinch of chili powder. So, I give you Chocolat's Chocolate Chess with a pinch of chili powder pie. I know it is long, but that's OK! Don't want the chili powder added? Just leave it out.

Chocolate Chess with a Pinch of Chili Powder Pie:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted (I used half bittersweet and half semisweet)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 Tbsp yellow cornmeal
1 tsp chili powder (add more if you want it a little stronger)

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add sugar, mix until combined. Add melted chocolate and mix until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, cornmeal, and chili powder. Mix until all combined. Pour into pie shell and bake 50-55 minutes.

I use this pie shell when I need one in a pinch. It is from Gale Gand's book, Butter Sugar Flour Eggs.

Crumbly Pie Crust:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
8 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces and lightly softened
1 egg yolk

Put the flour in a large bowl. Add the sugar and mix. Make a well in the center and place the butter pieces and egg yolk in the well. Using your fingers, work the butter and egg yolk together until well combined. Using your fingers, work the butter-egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined but still loose. The dough will be crumbly, but when you squeeze a handful in your hand it should hold together.

Sprinkle the dough into a 10-inch pie or tart pan. Press the dough firmly and evenly onto the bottom and sides of the pan, making sure not to let the crust thicken at the corners. It should make a clean right angle where the sides meet the bottom.

Chill the crust at least 30 minutes or, covered, up to 3 days.

23 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Great pie and great movie! I love that movie and the deeper message it sends. This is so much fun!

Megan said...

I love chili in my chocolate. Beleve it or not, I've never seen this movie. But I thought about a movie for my BD and I'll take you up on this suggestion. :)
BTW- Pie looks great. Send a slice my way would you? You know, to go with the movie!

Amanda said...

This looks so good!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Mmmm April your pie looks so good!

Madam Chow said...

Great pie, and I almost chose that movie, too!

Megan said...

I've never seen the movie, but given my love of chocolate, I probably should!!

I also have never had chess pie, but it sure looks like something I'd want to make!!

Elizabeth said...

Great movie choice! And the pie sounds fabulous!

Maria said...

I love that movie..except it makes me hungry...like your pie is doing now. Looks great!

Susie Homemaker said...

YUM!! I love that movie too, I may have to watch it again...and make this pie!

Dani said...

i love love love this movie, and that pics looks great! there is a great coffee shop here that serves an aztec chili hot chocolate and it is divine!!!!

Deborah said...

I love that movie - and what a great pie to go with it!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Aww! I love that movie! I had the poster on my door in high school.

Bunny said...

Great looking pie April! I have to check this event out, it's the first I've heard of it!

Judy said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate or Johnny Depp. Loved the movie. I make lemon chess pies, but will have to try a chocolate one, now.

PheMom said...

I love your combination. I just recently made my first chocolate chess pie to help announce the event and it was yummy! I'll bet this variation is awesome. I love Johnny Depp and Chocolat as well. Great job! Thanks for participating!!

Dianne said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks really great!

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love that movie and this pie is the perfect adaptation.

Natashya said...

I must be the only foodie not to have seen this movie yet. I really must rent it.
The pie looks wonderful - I would definitely use the chili!

Tammy said...

fantastic! I had thought about doing this too -although to be honest I dont love the movie :0)

tami said...

What a terrific idea! I love this movie too :) Great job!

Rebecca said...

I keep meaning to try chocolate and chili together. This looks delicious!

Jeanine said...

Love it! I love that movie too, but I still have yet to try chocolate with chili powder. Great job!

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