Tagalong Pie

Tagalong Pie

Happy Pi Day!

No, I’m not confused. I realize that I’m four days late. It happens, okay?

Here’s the thing. It’s always so much more fun to celebrate a holiday once it’s over. Example: your birthday comes and goes, but there’s that one friend who forgot or was out of town, so they take you out a week later and celebrate. It’s so nice to keep the party going!

Tagalong Pie

Or think about the holiday season. Last year, I got overloaded with holiday goodies. I write a ton of college recommendations, so the treats really flow in right before winter break begins. I remember staring at a peanut butter brownie layer cake, a batch of brownies, five bags of Lindt truffles, two boxes of Godiva truffles, and a chocolate cheesecake, wondering what on earth I was going to do with it all.

Tagalong Pie

But sure enough, two weeks later, I had no treats around and I was really wishing that some of my students could have given me their holiday gifts late. Why not?

That’s a dangerous question, by the way. Never ask “why not?” unless you’re prepared for a brutally truthful response. Usually, there’s a reason why not. Just trust me on that one.

Tagalong Pie

So, on this belated Pi Day, I chose to use up my remaining box of Girl Scout cookies. Oh, the things I do for you. But don’t worry, because I ate plenty of this Tagalong Pie. It’s full of peanut butter chocolate ganache and Tagalongs. How could I resist?

Tagalong Pie

And even better, I made this pie a full day after actual Pi Day, which means that it made me very happy. I felt as though Pi Day (the perfect no strings attached holiday, mind you) were still going on. It was perfect.

Tagalong Pie

This pie is also made with my tricked-out graham cracker crust, so be sure and check out how that’s done in the recipe below. I guarantee your life will change. And what better way to celebrate Pi Day? Later is better. Don’t forget that!

 

Tagalong Pie

Ingredients

Crust
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
Ganache
1 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
Garnish
8-10 Tagalongs, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat a 9 or 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter for one minute. Stir until smooth. Add the brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs, stirring until moistened.
  3. Press the crumbs tightly and evenly into the pie plate, working the crumbs up the sides. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven to cool.
  4. While the crust cools, microwave the heavy cream with the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips for two minutes. Stir, and then microwave in 30-second intervals until the mixture is smooth (if needed).
  5. Pour the ganache into the pie crust. Refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Remove the pie from the refrigerator and gently press the Tagalongs into the top, using whatever pattern you choose.
  7. Put the pie back in the refrigerator anywhere from two more hours to overnight.
  8. Slice and serve. Store chilled.
http://justaboutbaked.com/tagalong-pie/

 

 

Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Mir – I love belated celebrations. My best friend is coming up to visit me a few days after my birthday this year and we’re celebrating by going to NYC and Boston! 🙂 This tagalong ganache pie looks dreamy. I’m still hoarding my girl scout cookies. I try to behave and only eat a few at a time to make them last! It’s working so far. 😀
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    1. Mir

      NYC is really a celebration, Erin! I love going there just to eat and see awesome stuff. It’s a great city!
      Are you hoarding them in the freezer? The freezer is so good to GS cookies.

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Best pie ever! I’m seriously loving this tagalong pie, Mir! The top is gorgeous! And I can only imagine how delicious it must taste. So perfect for a Wednesday!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I’ll take pie any day of the week, honestly.

  3. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    It’s ok with me if we extend pi day this year! Yea, I had a little too much crust, but I’m willing to keep on going if it includes great pies like this 😉

    1. Mir

      Too much crust?! Is there such a thing, Megan? 🙂 I want to keep it going. Pie is awesome.

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    you made it!! who cares if you are four days late! I love this! After your last girl scout cookie post, I did find a girl scout and we got two more boxes!!! and we did get tagalongs!!! delicious!!!
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    1. Mir

      Yay for girl scouts! I love those kids. They make my dessert dreams possible. I’m so glad you got more of them, Alice!

  5. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Doesn’t matter if you are 4 days late if the pie looks this delicious! I’m seriously drooling Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! It’s the thought that counts, I hope!

  6. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    That tricked-out graham cracker crust sounds amazing. I love to celebrate stuff later. Just makes it more fun and you don’t feel like your on a time frame. 😉 This pie looks yummy! Wish I had a slice!
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    1. Mir

      It’s like a giant cookie, Cyndi. You’ve gotta try!

  7. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This looks amazing! I love that you use peanut butter chips in your ganache 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! I love me some PB ganache. It’s delicious!

  8. mira

    Absolutely love belated celebrations! This pie is perfect! Love the ganache inside, so rich!
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    1. Mir

      Me too, Mira. It gives me something to look forward to!

  9. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Are you kidding me with this Mir?? I’d eat that whole thing and call it dinner 😉
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    1. Mir

      I did call this dinner for at least two days, Trish!

  10. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    That ganache looks and sounds absolutely incredible. I have a serious sugar craving now.
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    1. Mir

      But I ALWAYS have a serious sugar craving, Dannii!

  11. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Treats a bit after the holiday sounds like a great idea! And pie anytime is amazing. Especially one that looks as good as this!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Stacey!

  12. Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    You are totally right! I always feel like my birthday should be like a two week celebration, so when friends aren’t able to celebrate with me for a little bit, I love it! And I love this pie!! Tagalongs for the win!
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    1. Mir

      I actually always hope someone forgets to celebrate my birthday because I want it to be a month long! 🙂 Thanks, Lisa!

  13. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Oh my gosh! This pie is soooo much fun!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Julianne!

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