I am not a pie person. I actually kind of detest pie crust. However, I guess you can say that while I’m not a pie crust fan, I can be convinced (you know by twisting my arm or setting a plate in front of me) to eat pie filling.
My mama taught me to clean my plate, a habit that unfortunately has not died, despite the reassurance from my ever-growing hips that I totally would be just fine if I left some (if not most) food on my plate.
This is the main reason why I don’t really bake pies. As a member of the Clean Your Plate club, I take offense to any recipe that I know I’ll only partially enjoy.
Mainly it’s a time thing. If I have to spend the time to make the pie crust, roll it out, prepare the filling, crimp the edges etc…I definitely would rather spend that time on something “lick the crumbs” worthy.
However…chocolate chip cookies are probably my single biggest weakness (well…good ones are). I’ll eat a chocolate chip cookie in just about any form:
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
- You get the picture
So it stands to reason that when I saw this Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie recipe from Bakerella (btw, she’s not feeling too well so go send her some love), my dislike of pie crust was NOT going to be holding me back from at least attempting it. I mean who knows? Chocolate Chip Cookies really do make everything better! Could they even make pie crust worth the effort?
Luckily, this recipe calls for pre-made refrigerated pie dough…so other than slapping the pie crust in the pie plate, it actually required very little effort.
(Yes MIL, that is your pie plate. I will give it back to you…soon? BTW, thanks for letting me “borrow” it! )
The cookie dough filling was even easier than making actual cookies and required even less ingredients.
The entire pie was in the oven in less than 10 minutes. At this point I’m thinking, wow…even if it is absolutely disgusting, that was super easy!
55-60 minutes in a 325 degree oven and you are presented with this:
We let it sit for a bit, and then we dug in.
Well, I still don’t like pie crust. I don’t necessarily mind the bottom of the pie-pie crust, but the actual edges? Yuck, not my cup of tea (my hips say THANK YOU!). However, this pie was so super easy to whip up and dirtied very few dishes…so I’m calling this one a winner.
It’s also really quite economical as far as pies go. AND it’s even better the second day (in my opinion…husband likes it fresh from the oven!).
We have had the pie with homemade vanilla ice cream and that is To.Die.For!
Definitely try this pie, you won’t regret it!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
- 1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell (make it yourself or buy it. I say just buy it)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- nuts optional
- Preheat your oven to 325
- Whip your eggs until they are light and fluffy (I used my Kitchen Aid).
- Add flour, both sugars and butter and beat until thoroughly mixed
- Add chocolate chips and nuts if you like
- Put pie crust into your pie plate (or your Mother in Law’s pie plate)
- Pour filling into pie crust
- Bake for 55-60 minutes
- Let sit for at least 30 minutes or so. It will “set” a bit.
You don’t want the nutritional info on this one. I promise.
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