Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep PieDark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

At the beginning of the year, I made a list of things I wanted to prioritise for 2015. I didn’t hold them as a set of resolutions that demand strict adherence or completion; rather I just wanted a set of goals to work towards which can guide along my year. Among those on the list, was a strong desire to learn how to bake a good pie.

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

Though I adore it, I have only ever made a pie once or twice in my life. I remember my first pie bite vividly. I was young – seven or eight, sitting in a cosy coffee shop with my mother, sharing a thick slice of rich chocolate pie as an after school winter reward. It seems like such an insignificant and distant recollection now, warm remnants of childhood past, but the memory has nevertheless stayed with me. And despite that chocolate pie shared being rather ordinary, that pie…has stayed with me too.

As I wanted to learn how to bake a good pie, I decided to channel that original chocolate pie memory… nostalgia can be a very good teacher, especially in the kitchen.  So, last weekend I made plans to stay indoors and bake. The weather outside was perfectly autumnal – crisp and fresh, so spending time comforted by the surrounds of a warm oven was blissful and domesticated heaven.

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I used the technique for a basic all-butter crust and slightly changed a chocolate mint pie recipe from the Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book – the authoritative pie baking bible. And it turned out incredible. I loved this pie and the process of making it so much… that I made three pies later on in the week. And in the next couple of days, I have plans for yet another pie too… I don’t think it’s even possible to be all pied out.

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

Inspired by the upcoming Kentucky Derby, this Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie combines the classic cocktail and humble pie and evolves it into something so much more. Made rich with bittersweet dark chocolate and flavoured by refreshing peppermint and warming bourbon, this pie is a flavour revelation.  A slice is pure decadence… and is as deep, dark chocolat-y and wicked as you can imagine. And the texture is pure velvet too. It will melt in your mouth.

I served it dusted with a good quality dutch processed cocoa powder and garnished it with crystallized mint leaves. It doesn’t need anything else like whipped cream or even a chocolate sauce. Just keeping it simple is delicious enough.

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I shared this pie with friends and it was such a big hit. The pie was entirely demolished within a few hours. I was so disappointed that it vanished before I managed a second slice (and you will be wishing for seconds)… that, I made it again. And it went just as quick and tasted just as delicious as the original.

Whether you are looking to embrace the upcoming Kentucky Derby celebration, or simply searching for a rich, decadent and delicious treat to devour by-yourself or with loved ones, this Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie will be suited just for you.

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie
 
This pie uses an all-butter crust from The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, though you could easily substitute it for your own favourite flaky pie crust recipe. The pie will keep for up 2 days stored in a refrigerator or 1 day at room temperature.
Ingredients
For the crust:
  • 1 ¼ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. caster (granulated) sugar
  • 1 stick / 115 g butter, diced
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1 egg white + 1 tsp. water, whisked together for the egg wash
For the filling:
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy (thickened) cream
  • 12 oz. / 340 g dark chocolate (70%), chopped into pieces
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp. bourbon
  • Dutch processed cocoa powder and crystallized mint leaves, for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Lightly butter a 9 inch / 22 cm pie dish and set it aside. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and sugar. Add in the diced butter and coat it with the flour. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry blender, dough scraper or spatula until mostly pea-sized pieces of butter remain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the water, apple cider vinegar and ice. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. of the ice water mixture over the flour mixture, and mix it in until fully incorporated. Add more of the ice water mixture, 1 to 2 tbsp. at a time as needed, and combine the dough, bringing it together into a ball using your blender or hands. Shape the dough into a flat disc, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator 5 to 10 minutes before you began rolling it out. Lightly flour a work surface and a rolling pin. Place the dough in the center of the floured surface and roll it away from you in one even stroke. Spin the dough a quarter of the way around and roll it out again. Continue to spin and roll out the dough until it is 2 inches / 5 cm larger than the pan you are using and about ⅛ inch / .3 cm in thickness.
  4. Fit the dough into your prepared pan, trim the overhanging excess then crimp the edges. Cover with aluminium foil and chill for at least 1 hour, and then freeze until solid – about 10 minutes.
  5. Once solid, fit the pie with weights or beans and bake in a 425 F / 220 C pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, or until the edges are set but not browned. Once set, lift out the weights, and let the pie cool slightly before lightly brushing the sides and base with the egg wash. Set back in the oven for 3 more minutes, before removing and allowing the pie to cool before filling it.
  6. Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 325 F / 160 C. In a large saucepan, bring the milk and cream to a light boil. Place the chocolate pieces in a large bowl, then pour the hot cream over the top. Let stand for 5 minutes, before adding in the salt and whisking to combine.
  7. Whisk the eggs in a separate small bowl. Slowly stream in a small amount of the chocolate mixture into the eggs, whisking as you pour to acclimatize the eggs to the warmth. Whisk this egg mixture back into the chocolate mixture. Add in the peppermint extract and bourbon then whisk until smooth and combined. Strain this chocolate mixture through a fine-mesh sieve directly into the pie shell.
  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. The pie is finished when the edges are puffed in slightly and the center is no longer liquid, but still slightly wobbly. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack for 2 to 3 hours, before garnishing with cocoa powder, mint leaves and serving.

Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie

112 Comments

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  • Reply Jennifer Harmon {Peppers and Peaches} June 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    This pie looks absolutely amazing! I love the use of mint, bourbon, and chocolate together! It looks so velvety and inviting! I am absolutely going to mess with this recipe to tweak it to my vegan diet. Lovely photos as well 🙂

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  • Reply Glynnis May 27, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    This tart is just lovely, Thalia! I absolutely love the combination of chocolate and mint!

  • Reply Chicory App May 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    You can’t go wrong with chocolate and mint ! Love the recipe.
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  • Reply Ann | plantcrush.co May 20, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Ohh!
    Thalia, I love love love the color and flavor combo here, with the mint and chocolate! Definitely inspired to make something minty + chocolatey now! 🙂 Your photos are simply adorable and lovely as usual!

  • Reply Lauren @ Lauren Caris Cooks May 20, 2015 at 2:21 am

    This is SO stunning. Chocolate and mint is literally my FAVOURITE chocolate combo!

  • Reply Annie May 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Wow this looks beautiful! I love the mint leaves on top – nice touch!

  • Reply Erum @ TotalSalads.com May 14, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Dark chocolate and mint are my absolute weakness. This looks divine!

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  • Reply Jasmin May 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I think you succeeded in your new year goal Thalia
    because when someone makes pie with a candied mint leaves I count them as a pie masters 🙂

  • Reply Brandy J May 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! And I WILL be making this next year for the Derby! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Gorgeous images! -Brandy J

  • Reply Omar @ Lands & Flavors May 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    This looks wonderful. Love the addition of salt in the chocolate and those crystallized mint leaves are just perfect!

  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness May 5, 2015 at 3:20 am

    This pie looks amazing! I’ve been obsessed with chocolate + mint lately, and think that I could easily inhale a few slices of this 🙂

  • Reply Briana Thomas (briana-thomas.com) May 5, 2015 at 1:33 am

    While I’m not an alcohol person, this looks absolutely gorgeous. Love the Derby theme!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ bowl of delicious! May 4, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    This looks heavenly. Love chocolate, love mint juleps, and love pie! Saw this on Food 52’s 8 food blog links we love- well done!! 🙂

  • Reply Vy May 4, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Beautiful pie Thalia! Saw this article and thought of your pie http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/05/01/399842082/whats-inside-a-derby-pie-maybe-a-lawsuit-waiting-to-happen =D

  • Reply Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up May 4, 2015 at 12:50 am

    The perfect pie still evades me. Try as I might, I can’t make an impeccable pie. But yours looks absolutely amazing. I should give it a go (after I do my Whole 30). I love that it’s dark chocolate.

  • Reply dr deb May 3, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful post! I love your photographt, Thalia!

  • Reply Jess | Fox & Fennel May 2, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    You are so talented! I love this, mint and chocolate are so decadent. Its funny, pies are humble but somehow intimidating. Ive yet to really make one myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog May 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    This is my favorite take on a mint julep… ever. So brilliant. So beautiful!

  • Reply Joy | The Joyful Foodie May 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I’m constantly inspired by my memories of food. Trying to recreate the flavors of a favorite food memory is one of my favorite things about cooking! The dark chocolate of this pie is sounding perfect right about now. But then again, when is there ever a bad time for dark chocolate? 😉

  • Reply Bill May 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Wow! That’s a beautful pie, Thalia! I love that you’re celebrating the Kentucky Derby with this pie. We’re going to a party today to celebrate the race! Great post!

  • Reply Emma Porter May 2, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Wow, this is truly gorgeous! Your photos are outstanding!

  • Reply Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet May 2, 2015 at 3:32 am

    Oh my…THIS is incredible! I’m loving everything about it, from the crust and chocolate and cream to the crystalized mint leaves – absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Reply Claudia @Breakfast Drama Queen May 2, 2015 at 1:42 am

    This pie looks perfect – you’ve definitely achieved your goal to make a good pie! And I love that there’s bourbon in it 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks May 1, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Bourbon chocolate mint pie and Kentucky Derby! Count me in! Beautiful and elegant as always.

  • Reply Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder May 1, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve never tried Dark Chocolate Mint Julep Pie but I will now! I love dark chocolate anything! This looks so beautiful as always 🙂

  • Reply Cheyanne May 1, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Wow.. not one, but three pies?! So surely you can share 😉 A good pie is hard to come by and a talent to make, if you ask me. This one sounds amazing and looks incredible, as always. I will have to add this to my, continuously growing, list of things to accomplish or make this year. Thanks for sharing another fabulous recipe and gorgeous photography, Thalia! ♡

  • Reply Sonali- The Foodie Physician May 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Another masterpiece! It sure looks like you fulfilled your pie making goal. That dusting of cocoa powder along with those crystallized mint leaves gives this pie such a bold, elegant look.

  • Reply Brooke @ Chocolate + Marrow May 1, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I want this pie, Thalia!!! Mint and chocolate always reminds me of girl scout cookies, a favorite combo, so to have it in pie form would be divine! 🙂

  • Reply Gourmet Getaways May 1, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Cake or pie – you do well in both! Great photos for such a lovely creation 🙂

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  • Reply Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk) April 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    This looks so gorgeous! I love those crystallized mint leaves on top. Wish I had a slice right now!

  • Reply aida mollenkamp April 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, my, this is so stunning and the flavors are so up my alley!

  • Reply Elizabeth April 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Was wondering how far in advance you can make this pie? I would think putting it in the refrigerator would ruin the crust…thanks for your help! Can’t wait to make this!

    • Reply thalia April 30, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      The pie crust can be made up to three days in advance and be kept in the refrigerator. The completed pie will store at room temperature for one day or two days chilled, just make sure to top with the crystallized mint leaves immediately before serving Xx

  • Reply tanya April 30, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Nostalgia drives a lot of my food too! This is such a gorgeous pie! While I’m not a big bourbon drinker, I do love the flavor combination of this pie.

  • Reply Natalie Tamara April 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    What a beautiful pie! And I love this: “nostalgia can be a very good teacher” <3

  • Reply Julia | Orchard Street Kitchen April 30, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    What a beautiful pie, Thalia! I use a mint shampoo every morning, and it always makes me crave mint chocolate chip ice cream…but now I might be craving this instead. Mint and chocolate is such a perfect combination. And I love how perfect this would be for the derby. Give me this over a mint julep any day!

  • Reply Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking & Wellness April 30, 2015 at 11:07 am

    You know I love the chocolate and mint combination! Such a classic.

  • Reply Katie April 30, 2015 at 6:48 am

    I love that one of your resolutions was to bake a good pie, that’s a goal I can get behind!

    This looks so delicious, utterly stunning 🙂

    Katie xoxo

  • Reply Traci | Vanilla And Bean April 30, 2015 at 6:37 am

    What a fabulous, delicious pie, Thalia! And those crystalized mint leaves are gorgeous! I couldn’t agree more with a bit of acid in the crust… it tenderizes the dough and makes it way better than pie crust without it! Way to go on tackling pie! I couldn’t imagine anything more fun to do on a cool, autumn day. You’ve done a beautiful job! (High fives on your Kitchn mention!)

    • Reply thalia April 30, 2015 at 7:25 am

      Thanks for your support Traci, and the little bit of apple cider vinegar is all that is needed for a truly perfect crust Xx

  • Reply Ansh April 30, 2015 at 3:50 am

    I had a fear of making pie, until I recently decided that I would just do it anyways. Now looking at this beauty — I am thinking I wasted a lot of time not creating pretty pies.. LOve it.

  • Reply Amanda April 30, 2015 at 2:19 am

    This is gorgeous!!!

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  • Reply Mona April 30, 2015 at 12:02 am

    This pie is absolutely stunning! Pie making is tricky because of the crust but you seem to have mastered it. I think people are always impressed when one can make a good pie. It’s definitely a skill worth having. Everyone has their own little trick for making a good crust. Mine is Vodka – yes, Vodka!

  • Reply Kelley @ Chef Savvy April 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    This pie is beautiful!!!! I love the combination of mint and dark chocolate. Can’t wait to make this!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen April 29, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    What a gorgeous looking pie Thalia! I’d say you have met your goal and exceeded it. It is so pretty – with and without the leaves and it looks positively delicious!

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout April 29, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    This is lovely! Obsessed with the mint and bourbon combo 🙂

  • Reply Kelly - Life Made Sweeter April 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    This pie is gorgeous, Thalia! I think you could definitely cross this off your list now! Love the mint julep flavor!

  • Reply Alexa @ Sweet Little Kitchen April 29, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    This looks divine, Thalia! I’ve always loved dark chocolate and mint together – and bringing them together in a cocktail-inspired pie sounds like an even better idea.

  • Reply Shashi at RunninSrilankan April 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Oh Thalia – this is one gorgeous Pie – it looks so rich and decadent! And…from your experience – I think the lesson I learned is don’t make this pie for friends – because I am gonna want seconds – especially if I make it gluten and dairy free 😉

  • Reply Swati @ The Full-time Foodie April 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    This looks AMAZING. I think I’m just a sucker for cocoa-dusted anything! Yum!!
    p.s. I wish I hadn’t seen this on a morning where I had to run out the door before getting breakfast in. Now all I want is this pie!

  • Reply Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog April 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    WOW! – this is a work of art, and so unique, the pictures, as always are so pretty!

  • Reply Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe April 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    beautiful pie – chocolate will always please me – makes me wish I was more of a pie baker – I don’t do that many pies because pastry was never something I got too excited about – nowadays it is hit and miss but this looks like a big hit

  • Reply The Blonde Chef April 29, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I saw this on instagram and knew I had to drop by! How AMAZING does this look? I love the chocolate and mint combo and putting it in pie form is genius! Yum!

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  • Reply laurel @ wannacomewith April 28, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Thalia, this looks amazing. And congratulations on the mention on TheKitchn today!

    • Reply thalia April 28, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks Laurel! x

  • Reply Ciao Florentina April 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Dark chocolate and mint yum ! You just can’t beat that combo!

  • Reply Christina @ Bake with Christina April 28, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    That pie looks SO beautiful! And I love the combination of dark chocolate & mint – yum!! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply Meagan @ The F&B Department April 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I love everything about this pie. Good luck on all of your future pie endeavors as well!

  • Reply Julie - Lovely Little Kitchen April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Thalia, I love that you made pie baking a priority for the year. Very well done, and beautiful pictures too!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes April 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    another jaw-dropping masterpiece, Thalia you outdo yourself again and again! Truly beautiful 🙂

  • Reply Louise | Cygnet Kitchen April 27, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    What a beautiful pie! I love dark chocolate and mint. I guess you could also substitute the bourbon for dark rum? x

  • Reply karrie @ Tasty Ever After April 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    This pie looks fantastic! We are having a Kentucky Derby party and I’ll be making this pie as one of the desserts. Although, I’ll probably take out two slices for myself before I put it out on the food table 🙂

  • Reply Sarah @ Savoring Spoon April 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Yum! this looks beautiful!

  • Reply Beeta @ Mon Petit Four April 27, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    This pie looks gorgeous, Thalia! I’ve actually never had a chocolate pie, funny enough. I’ve ate and made so many pies in my life, but never chocolate, and this recipe looks like a great first for me! I’m sure I’ll be more than impressed XO

  • Reply Abby April 27, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Oh, this pie is lovely, Thalia! Your photos are gorgeous. xo

  • Reply felicia | Dish by Dish April 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    This is one beautiful, stop-my-heart, gorgeous pie, Thalia! Your photos are always so fresh and clean, yet pretty at the very same time. So much to learn from you!

  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita April 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Wow, how gorgeous is this pie! I’m absolutely loving the way you photographed it, and it sounds magnificent. Pinned!

  • Reply Rebecca @ DisplacedHousewife April 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Gorgeous!!! xx

  • Reply Christine // my natural kitchen April 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    This is such a beautiful pie!

  • Reply Tessa | Salted Plains April 27, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I recently got this cookbook and all I want to do is make pie! Yours looks beautiful – love that candied mint on top!

  • Reply Donna April 27, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    My family and I LOVE watching the Kentucky Derby together! This pie looks so amazing I’m drooling over it! May have to make it part of our tradition Thalia!

  • Reply Harriet Emily April 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Now this is chocolate pie perfection. I love the combination of mint and chocolate, but have never put them together into a pie before! This looks absolutely amazing, so I will definitely have to try making it!

  • Reply Kathleen | HapaNom April 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    What a fantastic spin on this classic southern drink… and just in time for the derby’s 🙂 Gorgeous!

  • Reply Jessica | A Happy food dance April 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    This pie Thalia! Love the crystallized mint leaves, they are beautiful and I’m sure they pack an insane amount of flavor!

  • Reply Lori R. April 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I’d say you definitely accomplished your goal! This is stunning. I love those gorgeous sugared mint leaves on the top. We lived in Kentucky for 10 years so Derby week is always a fun celebration for us.

  • Reply Amallia @DesireToEat April 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Pretty pie…lovely pictures !

  • Reply Sarah | Broma Bakery April 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Well my dear, this looks like a good pie to me. Just the name of it makes my mouth water!

  • Reply Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) April 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I love that one of your goals this year was to make good pie. You definitely succeeded with this. Cross off the list!

  • Reply Christine April 27, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    This looks to die for! Dark chocolate and mint is my favorite flavor combo, and who wouldn’t turn down such a beautiful pie! Gorgeous, as always 🙂

  • Reply Tux | Brooklyn Homemaker April 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    This looks absolutely incredible!

  • Reply Dini @ Giramuk's Kitchen April 27, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Such a beautiful pie Thalia… I’ll just go back and dream about it! 🙂
    I made my very first pumpkin pie last year, and have found that I like making pies, but need to get better at it! This is a good opportunity for me to give it a go again!

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice April 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

    What a gorgeous pie, Thalia! I love the mint julep flavor! And the dark chocolate is just calling my name. This is such a perfect dessert!

  • Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

    This is such a cool flavour for a pie! This looks awesome!

  • Reply Jane @ Littlesugarsnaps April 27, 2015 at 8:31 am

    This looks so beautiful. Chocolate and mint are one of my childhood favourites, so the recipe is spot on for me. I like the addition of bourbon – it’s an interesting, grown-up twist.

  • Reply trisha April 27, 2015 at 8:28 am

    This looks so amazing! I love the shape of the crust, the leaves and the cocoa dusting. So pretty. Which I could taste it. x

  • Reply Georgina Hartley April 27, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Your pie has just zoomed straight up to the top of my to-bake list. It looks beautiful and delicious. Plus, chocolate, mint and bourbon – it’s like you know me! Thank you for the recipe.

  • Reply Angela April 27, 2015 at 7:39 am

    This looks so good and I love the way the leaves are scattered, like they’ve just fallen there, rather than expertly placed in a strict pattern.

    This is fantastic and I love the combination of mint and chocolate, I’ve always wanted to try a mint julep too, I’m very curious about them.

  • Reply Abbe @ This is How I Cook April 27, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Chocolate and Mint are the perfect combination. Put it in a pie and i can see why it is easy to get pied out!

  • Reply Sues April 27, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Oh my goshhh… I want this right now so badly- it looks perfect!!

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High April 27, 2015 at 3:25 am

    This pie is gorgeous! I love that cookbook; I’ve learned so much from it.

  • Reply mjskit April 27, 2015 at 2:46 am

    One can tell what a delicious and rich pie this is by just looking at the dark goodness of that chocolate. Please save me a piece. I’m headed over!

  • Reply Chaya April 27, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Those crystallized mint leaves just take this pie over the top! Such a gorgeous addition. And your crust looks perfect!

  • Reply Angie @ Friday is Cake Night April 27, 2015 at 1:57 am

    I want to dive face first right into this. Probably wouldn’t last the night around here!

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 27, 2015 at 1:05 am

    I love pie. Sweet, savory – doesn’t matter. It ticks all my true love boxes. This pie is definitely at the top of the rank and would give great joy with every bite.

  • Reply Mary @chattavore April 27, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations. This pie looks and sounds so delicious!

  • Reply Mary Ann @ the beach house kitchen April 27, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Thalia my favorite pie has always been a pecan pie. It’s so easy, rich and decadent! This pie sounds just as delicious and with dark chocolate being a major vice of mine I know I am going to love it! I cannot wait to try this one!

  • Reply June+Burns April 27, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Mmm now this sounds like an awesome pie flavor! So chocolaty and rich 🙂

  • Reply Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish April 26, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Thalia, one thing I know, if I bake such a lovely pie, I am not likely to share it with others…especially chocolate pie!

  • Reply Justin @ Salt Pepper Skillet April 26, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    With all the beautiful baking you do, I can’t believe you have only baked a few pies. This dark chocolate mint julep pie looks so delicious. There’s something about chocolate and mint that brings back memories of childhood. I think it’s all the mint chocolate ice cream I would eat. 🙂

  • Reply Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ) April 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Oh, yes please – love those crystallised mint leaves.

  • Reply Becky | The Cookie Rookie April 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    This is SO gorgeous! And so creative, amazing!

  • Reply Dearna || to her core April 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I tried to bake my first ever pie Christmas morning – MASSIVE mistake. I made the pastry the night before and in the morning when I went to roll it out it was quite wet and had crystalised a little! I had to start again from scratch and had used up most of the ingredients, and with it being Christmas no shops were open so I just had to improvement. It didn’t turn out TOO bad, considering, but there’s definitely room for improvement! Will have to try this crust out next time – and I love the sound of the chocolate mint filling, yum!

  • Reply Hope @ Add More Butter April 26, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Ah! This tart looks beautiful! Yum!

  • Reply Adam J. Holland April 26, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Beautiful. Decadent. (And I’d like a slice … right now!)

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