I Set the Pie on Fire | Failed Recipe

So this recipe was a total flop- and not just because I accidentally set the marshmallows on fired and burnt them to a total crisp. (More like a scab, really.) I followed the recipe that I found from Emeril for a S’mores Pie (the only difference was we bought a crust instead of making one). It turned out completely awful. The chocolate on the inside was rock hard- like totally mucked up chocolate fudge or something. I knew when I made it that the texture seemed really weird. Mostly because I make fudge on a regular basis so I know what fudge feels like when you’ve messed it up.

I had my dad look at the recipe and he said that most recipes he has tried from Emeril didn’t turn out very well.

The burnt marshmallows happened due to a broiler on a friend’s oven. Much hotter than my own. Was in the oven maybe a minute and WHOOF! up in flames. Literally. We just peeled off that layer and then added on new marshmallows and broiled them with the door open so we could watch them. Gallery for this post found here.


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract<
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


For the crust: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray the inside of a 9-inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture firmly into sprayed pie pan>, covering bottom and sides. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

For filling: In a microwave safe bowl, combine milk chocolate chips, 1/2 cup condensed milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Microwave for 2 minutes on medium (50 percent) power. Alternately, combine all ingredients and melt in a double boiler. Stir until all chips are melted and pour into bottom of cooled crust. Set in refrigerator while preparing second layer.

For second layer, repeat above process using the vanilla chips. Pour over milk chocolate layer. Set in refrigerator while preparing third layer. For third layer repeat above process using the dark chocolate chips. Pour over white chocolate layer.

Preheat the broiler. Evenly cover top with miniature marshmallows. Place under broiler for a few minutes just until marshmallows are lightly browned. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.


About Bethea

I am a 23 year old with an unruly muse! I'm constantly crafting in some form- baking, knitting, writing, etc.

Posted on March 30, 2011, in Dessert, Failure, Recipe and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Oh noooooo! The recipe does sound great and there’s a bit of art even in your charred ruins.:)

  2. I LOVE that you include your failures– with pictures! :o) A Smores pie sounds AMAZING – I tried Smores cookies once and marshmallows really do end up like leather on top 🙂

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