So, I realized I let my one year blogiversary just past by unannounced, uncelebrated. I guess it's a sad testament to the fact that this blog has sort of taken a back burner in my life at the moment. As much as I think about baking constantly, I just can't seem to get the time needed to devote to it. Not that I am complaining at all, because life is still pretty good!
This pie is one of those occassions where time was not on my side. I went back home this weekend to visit a friend that just got back from 6 months of travelling. She was making dinner with her newly acquired Thai cooking skills and I offered to bring dessert. I wanted something yummy but quick and this pie fit the bill. I used a pre-made pie crust (I know some people are cringing at this) to speed things up. The recipe is from Food & Drink magazine, but I changed the raspberries for strawberries. I also prematurely took my custard off the stove, so it was a bit runny. Oh well, the combination of berries, chocolate, pastry and custard is sort of a win-win-win-win, even if all aspects aren't brilliant shining stars.
If I made this again, I'd make my own crust and switch up the custard recipe for the one I used for my boston cream pie cupcakes (here).
The original recipe that I used can be found on the Food & Drink website (here).