Thor: Ragnarok is almost upon us and I am as giddy as a schoolgirl after a case of Redbull and an all-night bender of Avengers movies! I have been waiting so long for this film and now that it’s almost here…well, let’s just say Christmas doesn’t even get this much anticipatory excitement out of me.
While I can’t physically bend space and time to force the release date any closer, I can force myself into a sugar coma and sleep away the hours between now and then, which is how this pie, the official Thor: Ragnarocky Road Fudge pie was born.
A warning, this pie is as rich as it is ridiculously awesome to look at. This pie will set your heart racing, your pulse pounding, and will make you reach for the stretchy pants if you have too many slices…but trust me, it’s worth every darkly delicious damn calorie.
To create your own Asgardian worthy Ragnarocky Road Fudge pie, you will need:
• 1 9” pre-made graham cracker pie crust
• 1 9” roll out plain pie crust
• ½ cup butter + 1 Tablespoon
• 6 1-oz squares of unsweetened chocolate
• 4 eggs, lightly beaten
• 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
• 1 ½ cups sugar + 1 Tablespoon
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup finely chopped pecans (or walnuts)
• 4 cups mini-marshmallows
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 egg white
• Brown food coloring
• Silver food coloring
• Black food coloring
• Yellow food coloring
You will also need:
• Small pot
• Mixing bowl and mixer
• Rolling pin
• Sharp knife
• Small paint brush
• Pastry brush
• 2 Cookie sheets
• 2 silicone baking sheets or parchment paper
• Small magnets
Pre-heat your oven to 350F/170C.
Melt your ½ cup of butter and your chocolate in the pot over either a double boiler or very very low heat.
As soon as the chocolate is melted, remove from heat, add in 1/2 of your marshmallows and continue stirring until the marshmallows are melted in.
In your mixer bowl, whisk together your eggs, 1 ½ cup sugar, corn syrup and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Stir in half of your crushed pecans.
Melt your remaining tablespoon of butter and mix in your remaining tablespoon of sugar.
Spread this mixture onto the bottom and sides of your graham cracker pie crust using your pastry brush and sprinkle with the remaining crushed pecans.
By now your chocolate mixture should have cooled a bit. While whisking constantly, drizzle a tiny bit of your chocolate mixture into your egg mixture. You want to do this a tiny bit at a time, allowing the chocolate to become incorporated with the egg mixture without accidentally scrambling your eggs. GO SLOW.
Continue to whisk and drizzle in your chocolate until all your chocolate is mixed into your egg mixture.
Pour this mixture into your graham cracker pie crust, slide the entire thing onto a cookie sheet, and pop into the oven for 45-50 minutes.
THIS PIE GETS PUFFY AS IT COOKS AND WILL APPEAR TO BE SUPER JIGGLY WHEN DONE COOKING…don’t worry, as it cools it not only condenses down, but your filling will get thick and gooey.
Now, while your pie is cooking, let’s work on Mjolnir and our zig zags.
Carefully unroll your regular pie crust on a surface you can cut on.
Find a good photo of Mjolnir online and print out a copy on 8 ½ X 11 paper. Cut out and lay your pattern on top of your pie crust.
Using a sharp knife, cut out three copies of Mjolnir in your pie crust.
On one of your Mjolnir pieces, cut out additional pieces of pie crust to create the patterning. Using a little melted butter, attach these to Mjolnir.
Using the scraps, cut out several zig zag lightning pieces.
Place a silicone baking sheet or a piece of parchment paper on your remaining cookie sheet. Carefully transfer your Mjolnir pie pieces and zig zags to the cookie sheet as well. Pastry dough has a tendency to puff as it cooks, which for this recipe is not what we want. Prick the top of your dough with the tines of your fork to help release the built up steam that would otherwise puff up your dough.
To help really ensure the dough doesn’t rise, place your second silicone baking sheet carefully down on top of your dough and hold it in place with your magnets.
Pop this into the oven with your pie and bake for 10 minutes or just until golden. Carefully remove and allow to cool.
While your dough bits are cooling and your pie is still cooking, we want to whip up some icing to act both as decoration and glue.
Whisk together your powdered sugar, Tablespoon of vanilla and 1 egg white to create your icing. This will be super thick! If it’s too thick, drizzle in a tiny amount of water (a teaspoon at a time) until it’s at the texture of cool honey.
Divide your icing in half and add yellow food coloring to one of the halves. Ice all of your zig zag lighting pieces with your yellow icing and set aside to harden.
Using your white icing as glue, sandwich together your three Mjolnir pieces, making sure the one you decorated is on top, then ice the entire thing with white icing to help strengthen the piece.
Using your (food only) paintbrush, add details to Mjolnir using your food coloring and allow to dry.
By now your pie should be done. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. While it’s cooling, turn your oven up to broil.
Gently sprinkle mini-marshmallows all across the top of your pie and put back into the oven under the broiler for approximately 3-5 minutes. Watch it carefully! You want to brown your marshmallows to a nice toasty golden…not char them.
Once your marshmallows are toasted, it’s time to assemble the pie!
Using your knife, slice across the middle and gently press in Mjolnir. Add zig zags of lighting for emphasis of Thor’s mighty mighty power.
To serve, slice into this ooey, gooey, messy pile of fudgy chocolatey awesomeness and serve with ice cream. To kick it up a notch even further, zap a slice in the microwave for about 30 seconds and watch it ooze into a black fudgy-like pile of decadent goodness.