Let me start by saying that there's no substitute for assembling and eating real-deal s'mores by an open fire on a summer evening. Now that we have that out of the way, let me introduce you to the second-best way to enjoy s'mores this summer: this s'mores slab pie.
Slab pie is essentially one giant pie that spans a half sheet pan. It's the perfect, fuss-free way to make pie for a crowd — especially since this recipe in particular does not call for traditional pie crust.
Instead you'll combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt and press it into the sheet pan. After baking the crust and letting it cool, you layer on the chocolate filling (which the author says is basically chocolate pudding). After yet another chill session in the fridge, you swirl on a layer of meringue and toast it with a kitchen torch or put it under the broiler for a minute to get that perfect golden-brown color, reminiscent of a marshmallow roasted over the fire.
Then all you have to do is cut the slab pie into squares, serve, and watch the look of sheer joy wash over everyone's faces as they enjoy this ingenious update on a childhood classic. Fun, easy, nostalgic, delicious — what more could you want from a dessert?
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