There are certain foods I can always remember being around during the holidays, especially pies.
I can remember one year I came downstairs on Christmas morning only to find a piece of a pie missing and my parents had me convinced that Santa didn’t want cookies, so he ate pie instead.
They had me fooled even though I didn’t blame him- I would have chosen pie over cookies too.
My father’s favorite pie is Chocolate Cream. However, I grew up on believing that chocolate cream pie meant buying the graham cracker crust, chocolate pudding mix, and cool-whip. As a child, I thought this was amazing.
Until I grew up and learned to make my own chocolate cream pie. There are some recipes (very few) that I just don’t mess with because I find them amazing just the way they are. Dorie Greenspan’s cream pies (chocolate, coconut, and banana) are some serious pies and the ones I always turn to when I need an amazing pie.