August 3, 2011

Wonderfully delicious, summertime-friendly Magic Chocolate Pie recipe

Day 215 of Vintage 365


Summer brings with it many interesting - sometimes even humorous - paradoxes, one of which is that it's amongst the most social times of the year (just think of the many barbeques, picnics, pool parties, graduations, bridal showers, weddings, and long weekend celebrations), yet it's also undoubtedly the toastiest. This leads to the conundrum of needing to whip up meals and desserts when your kitchen feels about as warm as the surface of the sun.

Aside from tried-and-true frozen desserts, chilled refrigerator pies that require little or no cooking can be a hostess' dream way to wrap up a great summertime meal. They're usually straightforward and relatively quick to prepare (especially if you use a precooked pie crust, either store bought or homemade in advance), can be relatively economical, and tend to be major crowd-pleasers.

Today's scrumptious Magic Chocolate Pie recipe is sure to appeal to chocoholics and those with a general sweet tooth alike.

I love that most of us have all the ingredients called for on hand right now (who wants to run out to the grocery store when the mercury is boiling over?) and this is one of those great dishes that still leaves you plenty of time to work on the other elements of your meal (or do whatever else you please).

{Click here for a larger version of this tasty Magic Chocolate Pie recipe, which comes by way of Shelf Life Taste Test on Flickr.}


This chocolaty 1950s dessert would work great after an array of meals, from a sit down buffet brunch for twelve to a burger and hot dog fest in backyard with the kids. You could add some nuts, caramel, coffee, strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, or coconut to the mix (or as a decorative touch on top), or simply enjoy this sweet treat exactly as it appears in the recipe above.

No matter how you slice it, this is one fun, lovely summertime pie that keeps you from spending too much time in the kitchen this season while still delivering impressive, very inviting looking results - and that is definitely a culinary good thing! Smile

1 comment:

  1. Your magic chocolate pie is going to ruin my diet! LOL!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife