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Just A Pie Full Of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down

mini crack pies

The Kosher Connection decided to dedicate this month's link up to our longtime friend and distinguished Jewish food historian, Gil Marks. Gil has been sick for a while and we want to wish him a refuah shleimah (complete healing). I am sharing my recipe for these mini pies (full of sugar) in hopes to add a little sweetness during this otherwise difficult time. Gil has been an inspiration and a true pioneer. We thank Gil for all his amazing books, writing and teachings over the years and look forward to many more.

I made this recipe as an adaptation to Momofuku's famous crack pie, I read about online. It is supposed to be so good, that you can't stop eating it.  I first discovered Momofuku's recipes when I attempted a new recipe for chocolate cookies that just didn't really hold together and I ended up with a bunch of chocolate cookie crumbs.  I was able to use those crumbs to make these Chocolate Chocolate Cookies with Cookie Crumbs, which turned out absolutely amazing.  I learned that one of Momofuku's specialties was using cookie crumbs and cake crumbs in the cookies and cakes.  So, when I found myself with graham cracker crumbs that wouldn't hold together I knew where to turn.

This time I was attempting Einat Admony's recipe for the Israeli treat, Krembo.   The graham cracker crumbs were supposed to be mixed with butter, so I subbed coconut oil.  I am not sure if that was the problem or if it was just me, but the crumbs didn't bake up into a cookie crust.  I could have just thrown them away, but they tasted so good.  I mixed some into the marshmallowy krembo filling, covered with some with chocolate and stuck them in the freezer.  Luckily it was just my in laws and my brother's family so I still served them and while they could not get enough, it is not a recipe I would share or try and replicate.  I saved the rest of the crumbs and found Momofuko's crack pie as my inspiration for this recipe.

The original crust is made from oat cookies and I am sure that would taste different, but this is a bit easier and made non dairy.  They are far from the healthiest thing you can make, so that is why I made them miniature.  Just keep them out of site or save them for a special occasion, because they too can be addictive.

Get Well Gil.

Here is the full recipe for Mini Sugar Pies.

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