Ladd Drummond's Favorite Chocolate Pie
In a chocolate pie rut? Hey, it happens. Ree Drummond is here to save you. As The Pioneer Woman Mercantile — her lovely general store in Pawhuska, Oklahoma — reminded us yesterday, Ladd's Favorite Chocolate Pie is a surefire way to delight the taste buds of chocolate lovers nationwide.
For your convenience, the Merc sells wooden recipe cards with the cherished pudding pie for $10 a pop (you can buy them online here; in addition to these recipe cards, Edna Mae's Sour Cream Pancakes and The Pioneer Woman's Pot Roast are also available). So what makes her hubby's beloved chocolate pudding pie so special?
"Whenever my husband, the strapping stallion I call Marlboro Man, imagines chocolate pie—and I imagine that he imagines it frequently, because it's one of his favorite desserts—he doesn't think of French Silk Pie or Chocolate Chiffon Pie or Chocolate Chess Pie or any other variation. He thinks of this one," writes Drummond in a 2014 post on The Pioneer Woman blog. "This is just good ol' basic, can't-go-wrong, everyone-loves-it, super-easy-to-make, been-around-forever chocolate pie with a pudding filling, and my beloved could seriously eat a slice every day of his life and never get bored."
While Drummond likes the pie covered in toppings (raspberries, whipped cream, chocolate syrup...), hubby Ladd is a total purist who wouldn't dare mar the pie's simplicity with a drizzle of this or that. If you're not splurging for the wooden recipe card, you can get the full recipe online here.
WATCH: Ree Drummond on the One Ingredient She Avoids Like the Plague in the Kitchen
Thankfully, you'll only need a handful of common ingredients to put the masterpiece together and a serious hankering for chocolate pie — rut-be-gone!