Chocolate Chai Pie

You may not think it based on the number of dessert recipes I've been posting lately, but I'm not a huge dessert person. If given the choice between a cheese plate and a slice of cake I will choose the cheese, no question. But I do actually enjoy baking sometimes, and I especially love finding little ways to put my own spin on classic dessert recipes, like this Chocolate Chai Pie. The filling of what would otherwise be a pretty basic chocolate silk pie gets kicked up about ten notches with all the amazing flavors of a chai tea latte, especially when made with my Chai Masala, a combination of ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon and a touch of saffron.


As with all chilled-filling pies, this one needs to be made in advance, but the good news is that it freezes wonderfully. So go ahead; double the recipe and freeze one pie for later. You know you want to.


(NOTE: This photo is from when I made some mini versions of this pie for a recent event. I'll update this post with some prettier photos as soon as I make this pie again. I just couldn't wait to share the recipe!)



Chocolate Chai Pie


Makes one 9-inch pie