This post is sponsored by Foodie.com. Because obviously if someone is going to pay me to talk about chocolate and pie? I'm not going to say no. I will also not say no if you want to come over to my house with some chocolate and/or pie. You don't even have to pay me.
Bart and I have some slight tension about chocolate.
I know. Of all the things . . .
I love chocolate. I really love chocolate. But Bart thinks ALL desserts should have chocolate. A dessert without chocolate is a total waste in his eyes (the one solitary exception is lemon bars).
And I think every now and then, it's kind of a nice change of pace to have a non-chocolate dessert. You know, maybe once every six months or so (let's not go crazy, here). But Bart does not agree.
Which means that pies are always tricky - I think a fruit pie is usually best (still remembering with fondness this cranberry-blueberry pie I made a couple of years ago), and he thinks a chocolate pie (preferably chocolate mint) is the only way to go.
We're planning another Pi Day party this year (I'm not sure we can top the 9 pies we had in 2012, let alone the 13 we did last year), so it's time to start sifting through recipes to find the right pie.
I put together a little collection of chocolate pies on Foodie and I'm super intrigued by the blueberry pie with a chocolate-ginger crust (guaranteed Bart will not be interested in that one), and I ALWAYS like chocolate and raspberry (I do not like that raspberries always cost $1 million plus your second-born child).
But I have to admit that I'm most tempted by this Chocolate, Cream, and Salted Caramel pie. Sometimes my love of fruit is trumped my all-consuming (and admittedly terribly trendy) love of salted caramel.
The good news about a Pi Day party is there's no reason to be stuck with only a single pie. There will be plenty of pie flavors for everyone.
(Also, can we just agree that pie without ice cream is almost never a good idea? Always à la mode. They can put that on my tombstone).