Today would have been my Auntie L’s birthday. And in true Laurie fashion I’ve been
thinking about worrying about this pie for days. I wanted it to be perfect. Not too pudding-y or too dense and rich. A perfect combination of both.
Marie Callenders Chocolate Satin Pie happened to be my Auntie L’s favorite pie. With good reason. She and I got along great. Both Diet Coke drinking, chocolate eating fools. In fact, she made the best peanut butter cookies, always with a chocolate kiss. She truly loved life, the good and the bad. With her passing (and that of my Grandpa’s) I’ve been on somewhat of a sentimental journey lately and it’s translating into the food I make.
This pie is my own personal tribute to her on this special day. So I researched and looked up page after page of chocolate silk pies and chocolate cream pies. Some were baked, some were just custard, while others were a bit of both but nothing that I truly thought was worthy of making. I have no doubt they each would be fabulous in their own right but not for my Aunt. I wanted this one to be truly special.
I got to work in the kitchen concocting this chocolate satin pie. A perfect blend of light, airy, and decadent chocolate filling. Even if it’s just special from the love and effort I put into it that’s okay with me. Happy Birthday Auntie L. I miss you more than words can say.
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