PIE! cowboy and pig pickin’

Cowboy Pie & Pig Pickin' Pie

Cowboy Pie & Pig Pickin' Pie

First, some descriptions:

cowboy pie is dark chocolate, butterscotch chips, dried coconut, and toasted pecans in a graham cracker crust.

pig pickin’ pie-peanut-butter pie which is studded with chunks of roasted peanuts, ripe banana and dark chocolate ganache.

If you have ever had a 7-layer bar (also known as a hello dolly bar, or at julianna’s house CRACK). Cowboy pies is basically just that in a 3 inch pie crust.  Vanessa was the primary taste tester on this one. She thought it was tasty,but a little too sweet. If you have ever made a 7 layer bar you know that it is held together with butter and sweetened condenses milk. In a three inch cup pie form that turns into a WHOLE LOTTA SUGAR.

This variety of Pig Pickin’ Pie seems to be something that only exists at Hill Country Chicken. An internet search revealed something else called  pig pickin’ cake that sounds about as vile as possible.  Fortunately the pie of the same name at HCC isn’t nearly so gross. Julianna was the primary taster on this one, and as we already know how much she loves peanuts, she was a little biased and  it was a big hit! She wouldn’t have complained if it had had a bit more chocolate ganache on top though.

Ratings:

Cowboy-3

Pig Pickin’-3.5

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January 10, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , . PIE!. Leave a comment.