At Brochu’s Family Tradition in Savannah, GA, a restaurant we’ve recognized as one of the Best New Restaurants of 2023, pastry chef Georgia Vinzant crafts a delectable layered pie. It features a house-made deep-dish pastry crust as its foundation, which serves as the canvas for a delightful combination of ganache, vanilla semifreddo, and nuggets of cookie dough. However, you can also enjoy a similarly delicious and much simpler version of this pie by using a store-bought graham cracker crust. Just ensure you acquire a 10-inch crust, as anything smaller may result in overflow.
To make the process more manageable, consider breaking the work into two days. On the first day, you can prepare the cookie dough pieces and fill and freeze the ganache. Then, on the following day, complete the assembly.
It’s important to note that the cookie dough within the pie is raw, so for safety reasons, we recommend using commercially heat-treated flour to eliminate any food safety concerns.