Makes Two 10” Pies, One for your hostess, One for your holiday hangover breakfast


  • 2 prepared, unbaked and frozen pie shells (see Lisa’s Pie Dough Recipe)

  • 12 Medium or Large Eggs

  • 6 cups Sugar

  • 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

  • 8 oz Butter

  • 4 oz Finely Chopped Bittersweet Chocolate

  • 1/2 Vanilla Bean

  • 3 cups Buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Scrape the seeds out of the vanilla bean and place in a medium saucepan with the butter and chocolate.  Over low heat, melt the chocolate mixture until the chocolate is completely melted and combined with the butter.  Remove from the heat and set aside.

  3. Whisk all the dry ingredients together, breaking up all lumps.

  4. Whisk eggs and buttermilk together and combine with the dry ingredients, whisking until well combined.

  5. Slowly whisk in the butter/chocolate mixture until well combined.

  6. Pour the batter into a frozen pie shell. Place in oven bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn the oven down to 375 degrees. Bake until set, about 40 minutes.