Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pinned it, Made it! Monday ~ Week 58 ~

Remember me?  :)  Gosh, it's been awhile!  We had a GREAT time on our vacation to Disney World.  It was truly magical just as they say! :) We went full force though so we have been trying to catch up on rest and get back to school! I can't wait to share some some photos from the trip with you!

But now it's time for Pinned it, Made it Monday! And this week, I'm not sharing something that I pinned and made but something that I've made and am pinning to my Sweet Treats board because I want to share it with Pinterest World! :)

All the years growing up that we spent going to my Aunt Jo's house every Thanksgiving and Christmas, she would make chocolate pies. Everyone always LOVED her chocolate pies and made sure to save room for a piece. Now she's always been an excellent cook too and we would ask about her pie recipe and she never told for years....always acted really secretive about it. Well, a few years ago, she laughed and shared her "secret recipe". And we couldn't believe it was actually this easy....all those years! Now she also made her own pie crusts and generally I buy store bought, but either way it's good!

Are you ready for it? :)

Aunt Jo's Chocolate Pie

Ingredients (for 1 pie):

1 large box of Chocolate Cook and Serve Pudding
1 can of Pet or Carnation Milk
Whole Milk
Cool Whip (taken out of the freezer so it can thaw a little)
Deep Dish Pie Crust (Homemade or Store Bought)

Yep, that's it! Her "trick" the entire time was adding the Pet or Carnation Milk.

So here's what you do:

Go ahead and bake your pie crusts (whether they are homemade or store bought). The ones I made today were store bought so I baked them according to the directions on the package. After they are done, let them a cool a bit while you're working on the filling for the pies.

In a mixing bowl, pour in your LARGE box of chocolate cook and serve pudding. Fill up a 1 cup measuring cup with the Pet Milk. Then pour what remains of the Pet Milk can in the 1 cup again filling it the rest of the way with whole milk, making it an entire cup again. That gives you two cups so far. Then add 1 cup of regular whole milk. This combination makes 3 cups of the Pet Milk/Whole Milk Combo. Stir well.

Now here's the hard part! Haha! You cook it in the microwave! :) Really!  In the microwave! 

Cook on high for 2 minutes. Stir.

Cook on high for 2 more minutes. Stir.

Cook on high for 2 more minutes. Stir.

Cook on high for 1 more minute. Stir.

And now it's ready to pour into your (somewhat) cooled pie shell. Now you will want to wait and add your cool whip closer to serving time. So after you pour the filling in the crust, tear off a piece of plastic wrap and place over the chocolate filling portion only, trying to push out as many bubbles as you can. This keeps it from getting a skim on top. You can turn the plastic wrap back on the edges so that it's not touching the pie crust at all, only on the filling part.

Then closer to time for serving, add your cool whip. This can be the night before, two hours before, or 30 minutes before. I've done it all of these ways but I seem to prefer the 2 hours or so before or even less if need be.



Now you know my Aunt Jo's secret chocolate pie recipe! :)

If you would like to participate in Pinned it, Made it Monday, just link up your Pinterest project below! And thank you in advance!


By the way, the pies I made today (I made two of them) were for Jason's birthday celebration. His birthday is tomorrow (Monday the 14th).  So I'd also like to wish my hubby a Happy Happy Birthday! He's turning 53!   I'm so blessed he's mine! Thank you, Jason, for everything you do!  I love you honey! :)

And thank YOU for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful week!  :)


annie said...

sounds like the pie my mom used to make when we were little, years ago. I can almost smell it. hope your husband has a wonderful birthday!

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

Hey Tammy welcome back, I didn't realize you and family went on a vacation, thougth something happened at home and life tied you up from your blog... so glad all is good, and you had a wonderful time..... can't wait to see pictures.... happy birthday to hubby as well.... have a great day...

Primitive Stars said...

I have missed you my friend, but glad you enjoyed a great vacation.....those pies look delist, lucky Hubby, Birthday wishes to Hubby and enjoy that pie, yummy, Blessings Francine.

Raymond Homestead said...

The pie looks delicious! Happy Birthday to Jason!

Allison said...

Hi Tammy-- I'm glad you're back.
The pie sounds like a fast pie! Happy Birthday to Jason.

Beth said...

The pie sounds delicious!

Congrats to your husband on his 53rd birthday. May it be a truly happy one.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I missed your posts. Glad you had a good time and that pie looks yummy!

Mandy said...

Glad you had a great trip! My mom used to make chocolate pies all the time. This one looks wonderful!
Happy birthday to Jason!

Raggedy Creations said...

Happy birthday to your hubby. Glad you had a great vacation.

Jazzmin said...

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing, I have never made a chocolate pie and I don't think my Mama has either, so it would be fun to try this :) And I think that is so neat that it can be cooked in the microwave.

I hope your husband had a blessed day today on his birthday!

Blessings to you,

Anonymous said...

Looks YUMMY ♥ Nice to hear from you again, and I am glad to have something to share for pinned it made it Monday, finally!

Laura Lane said...

Just wanted to say hi!
It's been awhile.
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Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Whatever did we do before the days of pinterest?

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