One of the first requests that we received when we started this endeavor was for this “FAMOUS” Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie that the BF has been dreaming about, and hasn’t had since he was in college… let’s just say it has been a while!
It’s always hard to do justice to fond food memories, but we did some research and went to work. The recipe that we used is adapted from Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie. A couple of tips and tricks we incorporated while making this cookie pie is that first, we threw in some vanilla extract. The original recipe did not call for any, and we just found that INSANE! So, a tablespoon of vanilla extract was accompanied by about a 1/4 cup extra chocolate chips layered on the bottom of the pie crust. We love Chocolate(!) and one of the vivid memories the BF had of this pie was a thick layer of chocolate on the bottom.
Usually, a pie is all about the crust! And even though this recipe calls for any old crust, we took it one step farther. We thought that the pie needed some color contrast. So, a chocolate rendition of Ari’s favorite homemade pie crust was born.
This recipe is to die for, and a great item to have on any menu as it pleases kids of all ages!
- 1 chocolate pie crust recipe or an unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie shell
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
- ½ cup chopped nuts
- ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels for bottom of pie crust (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Prepare pie crust in a pan and layer a ¼ cup chocolate chips on the bottom of the crust, and set aside.
- Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy.
- Beat in flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until combined
- Beat in butter.
- With a wooden spoon, stir in 1 cup of chocolate morsels and ½ cup of chopped nuts. Spoon into pie shell.
- Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and center comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack for at least 15 minutes.
-To prevent all of your chocolate chips from sinking, just dust them in a tablespoon of flour before mixing them in the rest of the batter. This will help them from all sinking to the bottom of the pie.