Crack pie addict: Are we all on crack?


How many times now have I made the so-called crack pie and NOT posted a recipe? How can that be?

It’s time I remedied this problem.

Gooey insides of crack pie

Gooey insides of crack pie

How much crack is in that crack pie?

How much crack is in that crack pie?

Crack pie recipe

Preheat oven to 175C

1 cup graham cracker or digestive biscuit crumbs
4 tablespoons melted butter
4 teaspoons sugar

Mix all together and press into a pie tin and bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly while making the filling.

1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons dry milk powder
1/3 cup buttermilk
6 tablespoons melted butter
2 egg yolks
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup ground oats
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips (I use M&Ms or chocolate chunks if I don’t have chocolate chips)
1/2 cup pecan pieces
(3 tablespoons M&Ms to top)

Mix all ingredients. Spread into the baked crust. Bake 25 minutes. When nearly fully baked, press the M&Ms into the top.

Cool completely and chill in the fridge, preferably overnight, before cutting to ensure clean slices.

…Just so you know, crack pie is addictive. Eat with caution and in moderation.

The most recent time I made crack pie, I made two. This time I did not have any chocolate chips – the normal filling – so I used M&Ms. I used to have so many active “smugglers” bringing me all manner of chocolate chips from the US… but not so much any more. Who wants to assume the role of my new chocolate chip smuggler? Volunteers? Anyone?

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