Bubba and I before his decline
Okay! Food time. (After we've all grabbed a tissue, that is.) Bubba's mom was named Gaye. She was a truly great woman! Anyone who ever brought us food this good was alright in our book. She would bring us homecooked desserts to the office sometimes. During one of those visits, she brought this pie. I begged and pleaded (okay, I asked maybe twice) for her to give me the recipe - it was just so good!! I'm so glad she did because this has become one of my favorite pie recipes ever. It's so simple and easy to make. A good recipe to have in your cookbook anytime you realize its Sunday morning and you need to make a dessert for that afternoon.
Gaye's Chocolate Pie
courtesy of Bubba's mom, Gaye
Uncooked Regular Pie Shell
1 Stick of Butter, Melted
2 Squares of Baker's Chocolate (unsweetened)
1 c. Sugar
2 Eggs, Beaten
1 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 - please put a cookie sheet into your oven to preheat along with your oven.
Melt chocolate in microwave.
Combine all ingredients (tempering your eggs first. How do you do that? Add a little bit of melted butter or chocolate to your beaten eggs to bring them up to temperature without making scrambled eggs).
Pour into pie crust.
Put your filled pie onto the preheated cookie sheet and put back into the oven.
Cook for 25-30 minutes or until the center of the pie is firm.
Now, you may be asking, "Why on earth would you preheat your cookie sheet?" Because you are cooking a filled pie, preheating the cookie sheet allows the pie crust at the bottom to cook properly. If you do not preheat the cookie sheet, there is no guarantee that the bottom of your pie crust will cook. So let's just play it safe and preheat the cookie sheet, shall we?