Pies are probably my least favorite thing to bake. Don’t get me wrong…I love, love, love eating them…but I don’t love, love, love baking them. For me, there are just too many factors involved…too many opportunities for me to screw it up (over cooking the crust, under cooking the center, slicing into it and it falling apart…and don’t even get me started about making meringue.!).
So you’ll notice, I don’t make that many pies. But when I saw this recipe for Nestle Toll House’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, I had to try it. My hubby’s very favorite thing is a warm chocolate chip cookie…so I knew he would be in love with this pie. The good news, it was easy! The great news, I think it’s fool proof. You will fall in love with this pie too.
1 unbaked deep dish pie shell (I used one out of the freezer section of the grocery store)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Whipped cream or Cool Whip to garnish
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl until foamy (about 30 seconds). Beat in flour, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until center isn’t gooey when you cut into it with a knife. Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack. Serve with whipped cream.
See? So simple! After about 45 minutes, keep an eye on your pie and make sure the crust doesn’t start to burn around the edges. If it does, take a little foil and cover your edges until the center of the pie is cooked. The filling for this pie is thicker than most pie fillings…it’s a lot like cookie dough. This pie will absolutely be a staple in our house. It was easy and delicious!