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Pie Sisters

3 Mar

Between places like Georgetown Cupcake, Sprinkles, Baked & Wired, and now Pie Sisters, the Georgetown area seems to be making a name for itself as the dessert hubbub of DC.

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, cake, cupcakes, or anything with frosting is my thing…but pie?? Mehh, not so much. However, since I’ve been hearing rave reviews about Pie Sisters from several of my Georgetown U peers, I decided to trek over to the small M Street store to see what the buzz was all about.

I absolutely love the entrepreneurial story surrounding this place. It was started by three sisters in the fall of 2010, who were previously living in separate areas of the country and who were pursuing different careers. However, their love for pie-making, which was a tradition for them growing up, brought them back together.

The presentation of their pies is an art form in itself as you can see from the pictures above and below. I got the chocolate cream and apple pie cuppies per the recommendation of a Pie Sister’s employee. (FYI – Cuppies are essentially¬† individual-sized portions). Both were delicious. The chocolate cream pie was light and airy and the chocolate itself was divine! This apple pie is the best I’ve had in my entire life, no joke. The amount of cinnamon used gave it the punch it needed without going overboard.

The store is conveniently located on M Street, almost a straight shot off the Key Bridge and is definitely a must-go if you’re a pie lover or just a dessert lover in general. I cannot wait to come back in summer to try out their berry-filled pies. I’d highly recommend Pie Sisters to anyone and everyone!

Where: 3423 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20007; Hours: 11am-7pm Tuesday-Sunday; Prices: Cuppies – $4, 7” pie – $14, 7” specialty pie – $16, 9” pie – $35, 9” specialty pie – $37. Go to the Pie Sister’s website for more details.

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Rocky Road Brownies

22 Feb

Chocolate chips and marshmallows and brownies all in one? Yes please! Think rocky road ice cream in brownie form. I made these last week and let me tell you that they are absolutely delicious! Give an individual serving a 10 second microwave zap to make the chocolate chips extra melty and the marshmallows extra gooey. Recipe is below.

Check in next week for my review of Pie Sisters, which is located in Georgetown!

Rocky Road Brownies

  • 1 and 3/4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.
  2. Stir together marshmallows, chocolate chips and nuts; set aside. Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 to 1 and 1/2 minutes or until melted. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla, beating with spoon until well blended. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  3. Bake 22 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chip mixture over top. Continue baking 5 minutes or until marshmallows have softened and puffed slightly. Cool completely. With wet knife, cut into squares.

Recipe taken from Hershey’s: Cookbook and Recipe Cards.

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