Spiked S’mores Pie

Fall is in full swing here, complete with the yearly sniffles I get when the weather changes. It’s a mild inconvenience considering the months to come of lovely cool temperatures and glorious color.  But I still need my creature comforts. Chocolate ganache spiked with bourbon and miles of toasted marshmallow is a cure-all, I tell ya!

There’s a reason for the high ratio of fluffy-toasty marshmallow to the more modest layer of rich, dense chocolate ganache.  It strikes a balance!  And the graham crust is essential – you can’t have a proper S’mores Pie without graham cracker in the mix, right? 

There’s not a lot of time investment in making this pie, but you’ll have to wait around for the chocolate ganache to set. If you’re impatient like me, you can stick it in the freezer to speed things up.

Spiked S’mores Pie

Yield: One 9-inch pie                                                                                        [click for printable recipe]

Feel free to adjust or omit the bourbon in this recipe. It does not greatly change the consistency of the set ganache.

Crust:

1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 tbsp. sugar

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup butter, melted

  1. Whisk together crumbs, sugar and salt in a medium bowl.  Add melted butter and stir until mixture resembles wet sand.  Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan or spring-form pan. Set aside.

Bourbon ganache:

2 cups heavy cream

18  oz. semisweet chocolate, evenly chopped into fine pieces (you can also use chips)

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. bourbon

  1. Heat the heavy cream in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until very hot but not boiling. You may also heat the cream in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave at 1 minute intervals. 
  2. Remove cream from heat source and pour in the chocolate. Let stand for 3 minutes. Whisk until chocolate has melted and mixture is completely smooth.  Whisk in bourbon.  Pour mixture over the graham cracker crust and refrigerate several hours until set (or store in the freezer for quicker setting time).

Marshmallow meringue:

3 egg whites

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 -7oz. jar of marshmallow creme

2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1 chocolate bar for garnish

1 whole graham cracker for garnish

  1. Beat egg whites, vanilla and salt at high speed until foamy.  Gradually add sugar 1 tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  2. Beat in 1/4 of the marshmallow creme.  Repeat with remaining creme until meringue is well mixed and fluffy. Fold in mini marshmallows with a rubber spatula.
  3. Heap meringue in the middle of the pie and swirl with the back of a spoon or spatula.  Brown with a kitchen torch. You may also brown in the oven on the “broil” setting, but be sure to watch it constantly so the meringue does not burn.
  4. Keep refrigerated. Garnish with chocolate bar and whole graham cracker. Bring slices to room temperature before serving.





Supplies:

BonJour Creme Brulee Chef’s Culinary Torch with Fuel Gauge, Brushed Aluminum

Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

Fluff, Marshmallow Sprd, (1) 7.5-Ounce Jar

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Cinnamon and Thyme
Cinnamon and Thyme
8 years ago

Gorgeous <3!

Heather
Heather
8 years ago

Mountain of Marshmallowy Magnificence! Love the addition of booze to make it "grown up"!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

That looks scrumptious!! Amazing!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

seriously?! I will say it … everything that you post makes my mouth water. and is beautiful. thanks for sharing (everything) and i can't wait to try this one! you are BRILLIANT. seriously awesome.

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

OMG, that is A BOMB! What a fabulous pie. I love your autumn pictures.

Cheers,

Rosa

iamgretch
iamgretch
8 years ago

Is there another way to do it without the whites…they always freak me out! I so want to make this though!

Roxy
Roxy
8 years ago

Looks fabulous. I recently made s'more cookies which was a mission because I had to track down graham crackers in London. Definitely worth the hunt and now I can make this with the rest, yay!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
8 years ago

@imagretch if you have an egg allergy, you could just top the pie with the marshmallow cream and toast it – but if it's the raw egg whites that are making you nervous then I'd suggest getting powdered egg whites. They are pasteurized and you can mix up the amount for three and replace fresh egg whites in this recipe.

Hope this helps! (Thanks!)
xxoo

Heather (Heather's Dish)
Heather (Heather's Dish)
8 years ago

i'll take a little extra bourbon…maybe on the side 😉 looks amazing!

Raquel
Raquel
8 years ago

Oh Heather this recipe is absolutely amazing!
I love your pics, they look great as always!

I went to the states one month ago and I bought your book, I love it!!!! 🙂

My CuteCakes

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
8 years ago

This is so pretty! Love this idea!

La Table De Nana
La Table De Nana
8 years ago

Beautiful..I will be buying your book..You're amazing.

Julie (pharmbelle85)
Julie (pharmbelle85)
8 years ago

This sounds so perfect for a cool autumn night. What an awesome way to do S'mores!

Cookbook Queen
Cookbook Queen
8 years ago

Heather this is just beautiful!! And I LOOOOVE your boots!!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
8 years ago

Woah. My brain seriously just fell out of my HEAD looking at this pie. I love that it's so pretty, I love that it's spiked, I just LOVE IT. And I LOVE YOUR BOOTS!!!!!!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Every single recipe that you post looks so absolutely amazing. I could really use some of that pie right now.

Dana
Dana
8 years ago

This is a ridiculously good looking pie. Got to love a spiked pie. I made a grasshopper one not too long ago

Averie @ Averie Cooks
Averie @ Averie Cooks
8 years ago

It's such a work of art! And the Bourbon ganache sounds heavenly and all mixed with smores…Heather, it's stunning!

Erica
Erica
8 years ago

This looks DELICIOUS! I'm definitely going to try this one!
Erica xo

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Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Oh my goodness, this looks divine. Loving the height and the sound of the bourbon ganache too. And the cake stand is awesome too!

-Lisa.
Sweet 2 Eat Baking

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
8 years ago

Love that super thick marshmallow layer! Looks mouthwatering!

Angelyn
Angelyn
8 years ago

Oh my!! That looks AMAZING!

spicyicecream
spicyicecream
8 years ago

Wowzers. That looks incredible! Beautiful photos!

Lynna
Lynna
8 years ago

This pie looks INCREDIBLE. 😀 What a fabulous dessert.

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
8 years ago

Mmmmmmmmm. The ultimate s'mores creation

girlsgonescrappin
girlsgonescrappin
8 years ago

The pie looks amazing….but even more, who makes the cake stand….I must have this.

Thanks
Donna

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

this is amazing my family will flip when i bake this haha……. i am from down under in OZ land xx

Elizabeth - SugarHero.com
Elizabeth - SugarHero.com
8 years ago

Aaaah I love that first photo. I want to dive headfirst into the meringue…is that wrong?

thelittleloaf
thelittleloaf
8 years ago

OMG, I need this in my life!

Alex, Speaking Denglish
Alex, Speaking Denglish
8 years ago

Are you kidding? This is gorgeous!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

L'aspetto di questo dolce è strepitoso, complimenti davvero!!!

Jennifer
Jennifer
8 years ago

This is amazing…as per usual : )

Eidilia
Eidilia
8 years ago

Not only do I want the pie, I want your dog (I'm allergic, sadly) and you must tell us where you got those fabulous boots! You are truly an amazing food artist!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

My goodness this looks absolutely fantastic! Never have I wanted to stuff my face with toasted marshmallow more than right now 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Wow. So pretty!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
8 years ago

LOVE marshmallows!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Only you can elevate the humble camp fire sm'ores to a whole new level!!

Barbara | Creative Culinary
Barbara | Creative Culinary
8 years ago

A woman after my own heart. I can hardly think chocolate anymore without finding a way to add some bourbon. This really moves my favorite Girl Scout treat to a new adult level! Gorgeous.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

OMG, I love this!!! and all of your photos are beautiful! 🙂

United Cakedom
United Cakedom
8 years ago

Yum yum yum!!

Caramel Cookie
Caramel Cookie
8 years ago

That looks scrumptious!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

S'mores & Bourbon? Yes please!

Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors
Jenna@LittleKitchenBigFlavors
8 years ago

What a showstopper!! Adding this to my lists of must-makes!

We Are Not Martha
We Are Not Martha
8 years ago

Probably the most stunning pie I've ever seen!!

And I love those boots!!!

Sues

Tracy
Tracy
8 years ago

Bourbon ganache, I'm in!

Nicki
Nicki
8 years ago

How. AWESOME. Is. This. Pie! *drool*

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Well doesn't that just look amazing. I'm going to have to try this out next weekend!

The Bearfoot Baker
The Bearfoot Baker
8 years ago

I have never heard of S'mores Pie but, it looks incredible! Can't wait to make it so I am adding it to my Pinterest now:)

Beglaubigte Übersetzung
Beglaubigte Übersetzung
8 years ago

Wow! Looks great! The pie reminds me on a cake I had a few years ago in Budapest. Will try making it myself ; )

Lora
Lora
8 years ago

Is it wrong that I want to take a nap on that delectable marshmallow cloud?