When I was a kid and used to go to my grandparents farm for Thanksgiving dinner one of the things I would always look forward to was the chocolate pie. It is now one of the things I miss most because most of the chocolate pies I have had since have been, well, to put it nicely, lacking. Enter Dan Ross and his Tudor House Pies.
Sometimes my job has perks, and when one of those perks is starting your day in the morning with a slice of chocolate pie, you know it’s going to be a good day. Not all chocolate pies are created equal however. Some people seem to think putting pudding in a pie crust constitutes a chocolate pie. Other people who do actually try to make a real chocolate pie just can’t seem to get it right. It’s either to runny, to sugary, to just…..well, not right.
Dan Ross however can make an old school chocolate pie. The crust truly reminded me of those many thanksgiving dinners growing up. As for the pie filling itself, it was nice and firm, but not chewy, it had a good chocolate flavor, was sweet but not over the top, and the cream topping was a very, very nice treat.
If you want to find one of these pies, you need to get over to the Lewisburg Farmers Market on Wednesdays, and probably pretty early before they all sell out.
I give it a 4 out of 5 rating.