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Chocolate and lavender in a buttery pie crust. 

Chocolate and lavender in a buttery pie crust. 

  • Chocolate and lavender in a buttery pie crust. 
  • When crystallized, the lavender turns into amethyst-like stones.
  • How cute are these individual pie boxes?

By Alex Tillotson, contributor

February 13th, 2012

If you're still wondering whether to get her flowers or chocolate this year for Valentine's Day, look no further than this recipe. This decadent Chocolate Lavender Pie from the gorgeous food blog, Sunday Suppers, is the perfect way to say "I love you" to someone near and dear to your heart. Nothing means more than a gift made from scratch. Even more, this pie combines two Valentine's Day staples: rich, creamy dark chocolate and flowers...lavender to be exact. 

Karen Mordechai is the photographer and careful eye behind Sunday Suppers. She possesses a serious knowledge and passion for food and interesting flavor combinations. Combine all of that with her mouthwatering photos and you're left with a blog that is educational, artistic and always interesting. Karen will teach you how to make burrata at home, how to preserve lemons and even how to make and bake focaccia from scratch. 

The Chocolate Lavender Pie has a scratch-made buttery crust, a lavender-infused chocolate ganache-like custard and is topped with crystallized lavender, which adds texture and a bit of shimmer to the already gorgeous confection. This pie is a thoughtful and tasty way to end your Valentine's Day meal and is the perfect treat for your sweetie.

Just think about it…chocolate and flowers all in one bite. What could be more perfect? Happy romancing!

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