Sunday, July 5, 2009

Symphony Pie


A few days ago was my best and oldest friend Tasha's birthday... OK that sounds wrong! I don't mean oldest as in age (she's only 29), I mean oldest as in we've been friends since we were in diapers. Good thing she doesn't have the internet or she would be mad at that comment! Growing up we were always together. She's only about 5 months 0lder than me, but she was a grade above me in school. I remember thinking the world would end when she got to go to Kindergarten and leave me behind. The bus stop was between our houses and I would go in the morning when she got on the bus and cry and cry. Even now not many days go by where we don't at least talk on the phone... she only lives a few blocks away. She's an in-home childcare provider and is use to being able to talk to me on the phone during the day. Now that I work she teases she's having with drawls from not being able to talk to me during the day! I couldn't afford to buy her a nice fancy gift this year, so I gave her an ugly birdhouse clock and offered to make her anything she wanted. She said she would like a chocolate pie, but not to go to any trouble. I was trying to figure out what to make when I spotted a post for this pie at taste buds. I had everything on hand to make it, so I whipped it up. I can't tell you how easy this pie is! It's ridiculously easy. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste the finished frozen product... only the filling when I licked out the bowl. Tasha called me the next day upset I had went to so much trouble on her pie. She said it was delicious. It can be our secret just how easy it was to make!

SYMPHONY PIE
1 giant milk chocolate Symphony bar
1 pre-made graham cracker crust
1 8oz tub cool whip
1/4 cup water

Break up candy bar into small pieces and melt with 1/4 cup water in microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth and let set to cool about 10 minutes. Fold in cool whip and put in crust. Freeze for a couple hours before serving. I topped mine with a dollop of cool whip and chocolate shavings.

This is Tasha sporting 80's hair. She would probably kill me for this picture! Good thing she will never know :)

19 comments:

Sila Lumenn said...

Wow, Heidi! That does look ridiculously easy. I just got home from the grocery store, but I'm tempted to go back and pick up what I need to make this for dessert tonight. Nah, I'll wait till tomorrow, but I'm definitely making it. Thanks!

Carrie said...

Yay, another easy pie recipe!! This looks light and delicious, I can't wait to give it a try :-)

comfycook said...

Your pie may have been easy to make but it did not look like it was. It looked more like a masterpiece. It is nice to know we can put something beautiful together, when we want, and still have time to do something we like.

teresa said...

I think Symphony bars are one of the best things to happen to us, so I can only imagine how good they would be in a pie!!

the ungourmet said...

Yum! You are very nice to make your friend that delicious pie! :0)

Chicago Mom said...

OMG, the Symphony bars are my FAVE! Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe.

burpandslurp said...

Hahaha! Tasha sounds like a hoot! I'll bet she loved that amazing pie!

Katy ~ said...

Happy Birthday to Tasha; you two sound like peas in a pod. What one doesn't think of, the other one will, I am sure, grins!

An ugly birdhouse clock? LOL!!! You both are good sports. Maybe she'll regift it to you on your birthday or Christmas LOL!!!!!

The pie sounds good. Love chocolate cream. YUM

Donna-FFW said...

Symphony bars are wonderful to bake with. Lucky friend! It looks beautiful!

mommyofgirls said...

This pie looks so yummy!

Rachel said...

Believe it or not, I've never had a Symphony bar! (I guess I don't get out much!) :) The pie looks delicious and so pretty with the chocolate shavings!

Willoughby said...

The pie looks really good, it's hard to believe it has so few ingredients! Happy Birthday to Tasha!

Delectable Dining said...

This looks wonderful!! What a great gift! :)

Lara said...

How fun to see the 80's hair...I remember those days too well! That pie looks amazing!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Lucky girl, I would love for someone to make me a pie! No worries tell her I posted a crazy 80's hair not to long ago .. LOL :)

I'm off to find a dinner recipe on your site :)

Chicago Mom said...

Love the 80's hair! I have an award for you on my blog.

Krista said...

Sounds as easy as pie...and yummy too! You're a good friend. Cute story!

trina said...

Our daughter Kelcie made this pie for the smithton fair pie contest and won best of show and first place. they auctioned it off and it sold for 40.00 . This was a simple pie for her to make she did it all by herself I just simply read her the directions. Thanks Heidi for sharing this with us.

Amber said...

Awww..your story that goes along with this delicious looking pie is so cute! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the story! :-)