This chocolate pie is silky, smooth, and really lets the honey flavor shine. It is the perfect make-ahead dessert, and super impressive for the holidays or anytime of year! Because it’s always time for chocolate. Let’s be real.
Hi guys! I published this recipe for Chocolate Honey Chiffon Pie back in 2012, and it’s STILL a huge favorite of mine. I just made it twice in the last month. I wanted to update the photos, but this old story is classic Karen-at-her-stupidest so I don’t have the heart to rewrite the post. Get ready to feel really smart:
I went to Ikea today. Land of genius ideas, cheap merchandise, and a maze-like layout. This last characteristic is a blessing when you are cruising Ikea with friends and are pretending to be hipster-European-apartment-dwellers with only 150 square feet of living space, but more like a curse when you want to stop in for one item. Like today.
I had Charlotte in the stroller so I went straight for the elevators. This is what I saw on the wall:
I stared at it. Really? A touch-sensitive elevator button? Well of course. This is Ikea, people. They are just so high tech. Of course they have an invisible touch-sensitive elevator button. With absolutely no markings on it. And a giant arrow pointing to where it is, if you just believe.
So of course I touched it. Rubbed it, for good measure (I couldn’t tell exactly where it was). And you know what? I heard a ding. A movement. Something. I waited faithfully. Nothing happened. This process is repeated at least 2 more times.
Finally two ladies come up with their kids in tow. I say, This elevator button is like touch sensitive or something! But I can’t get it to work. These crazy Europeans. Maybe you guys can figure it out? One of them goes up and pushes the elevator call button, which is of course the one on the bottom. (And may I just point out, not where the arrow is pointing.)
This lady must be the nicest person on the planet; she made small talk and tried to help me not feel like a total moron. Thanks for being nice, Becca, whoever you are. I hope one day you tell your grandkids the story about The Idiot at Ikea Who Thought Elevators Were Magic and Needed to be Rubbed Like Genies.
Okay, current Karen is back. A few notes on the pie: don’t be afraid! This recipe might look intimidating but I can throw it together in under half an hour these days. Just make SURE you are whisking hard when you add the egg yolks otherwise they will curdle. There are some process shots below the recipe. I love this recipe because you can really taste the honey in it, and chocolate and honey is not a combination I usually have. (Why not??) This would be perfect to make for Christmas dinner! Everyone will love you!
Oh, and here’s one of my original photos for old time’s sake :)
And a few pictures from the first time I photographed this pie with my trusty point and shoot, back in 2012 when Charlotte was tiny. Yes, I am LICKING MY PLATE. No shame. This pie is THAT good. (Thanks Kristy for the photos!)
If you make this pie, snap a photo and share on social using the hashtag #thefoodcharlatan. I’d love to see it!!
Source: slightly changed from “The Perfect Pie” by Susan G. Purdy
A measuring cup is so helpful when pressing crusts.
Make sure you have everything measured out and ready. Pretend there’s honey in the green one :)
Here’s my makeshift double boiler. Who’s done this?? Works like a charm!
Here are my egg whites after beating in the honey, then folding it in.
Your chocolate curls don’t have to be perfect. Mine aren’t! They will look impressive anyway.
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