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Use best ingredients to perfect Pint Size's Chocolate Creme Pie
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Use best ingredients to perfect Pint Size's Chocolate Creme Pie

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SR Pint Size Bakery chocolate creme pie for pub 12-16-2020

Pint Size Bakery's Chocolate Creme Pie 

Q • I am writing to request the Chocolate Creme Pie recipe from Pint Size Bakery. ... I have never had such a perfect chocolate pie. Not too sweet, not too bitter, rich flavor but not overwhelming, and a perfect creamy consistency … moist, fudgy, silky! I would love to be able to cook such a pie for my family. — Elsie Winstead, St. Louis

A • The Chocolate Creme Pie from Pint Size Bakery does taste deliciously decadent, just as our reader Elsie Winstead described in her request. It isn’t difficult to make, but it does depend on top-notch ingredients to deliver best results.

“The most important thing for best results is to buy the nicest chocolate you can find. You want something with cocoa butter and no other fat. You need a quality chocolate like candy makers use to get the best results,” co-owner Christy Augustin says.

“We use dark chocolate, about 60 percent, because there’s so much milk and cream in this recipe the flavor mellows out,” she says. “Buy the best real, pure vanilla extract you can afford for the pie and the whipped topping. It makes a difference.”

Augustin suggested chocolate melting wafers or discs can usually be found at Whole Foods, at the Kitchen Conservatory and even at larger quality grocery stores around the holidays. “The cocoa butter in better chocolate sets up really nicely for the body of this pie when you slice it. You want to wipe down the knife between each cut, too,” she says.

The pie is offered year-round at the South St. Louis corner bakery that people have come to know and love for its sweet and savory offerings, kind hospitality and great coffee. The time to order this treat for Christmas is now, however — in fact, the deadline for holiday orders is Dec. 19. 

 Although the pandemic has closed the seating section for the popular bakery, Augustin says customers will order online the night before and stop by the following morning to pick up their orders.

“We found people buy for others a lot. They leave notes with their online orders — ‘Put these two things in a box. They’re for my neighbor.’ Or they’re going to say hi to their mom and they want to bring something to leave on the porch. People are using our baked goods as a way to say ‘we’re thankful for your friendship’ or ‘we’re thinking of you.’ We’re the kind of place where you can easily treat someone. We feel extremely lucky that we are making it through,” she says.

(Note: The bakery closes at noon Dec. 24 and reopens on Jan. 7 so the Pint Size crew can spend time with their families.)


Pint Size Bakery & Coffee

3133 Watson Road

314-645-7142; pintsizebakery.com


Would you like to request a recipe from a restaurant that is still open in the St. Louis area? Send your request along with your full name and the city you live in to reciperequest@post-dispatch.com.

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