My daughter had been asking for chocolate pie, and had picked out these adorable mini tart shells at the supermarket. After looking through many recipes, I chose this super easy one (the original didn’t call for a crust and baked in one 9 inch pie plate).
We had family movie night, and all went to see Life of Pi – I had read the book in book club and was looking forward to viewing it on the big screen. It definitely generated a lot of great discussion, both in the car and once we were home and sitting around the table eating our delicious dessert – a wonderful evening of Pi and pie.
mini Graham cracker tart shells
2 ounces chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350F.
Melt chocolate and butter together, either on the stove top or in the microwave, stirring frequently, until mixture is smooth. Let cool slightly, about 2 minutes.
Whisk in sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla. Whisking until well combined. Pour into tart shells.
Bake about 20 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe adapted from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 2012