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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

This is my go-to dessert for any occasion because it is scrumptious and so easy! It is an adaptation of a Nestle Toll House recipe that basically puts the most delicious chocolate chip cookie you have ever tasted into the form of a pie. It is sure to please everyone—I mean, really, who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies?

Picture from here.

Picture from here.

I often substitute other ingredients for the nuts because there are some picky eaters that avoid them.  My favorite substitution so far has been butterscotch chips, but you are welcome to let your creativity come out through this recipe! I imagine that marshmallows, coconut, or any chopped-up candy bar would be delicious additions to this pie. Top it off with some ice cream after it comes out golden brown and warm, and no one will be able to resist trying a bite…or ten!

The original recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Ingredients:

1 unbaked deep-dish pie shell

2 large eggs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1 cup chopped nuts (or really anything you want!)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy. Beat in dry ingredients (flour, granulated sugar, and brown sugar). Beat in butter. Stir in morsels and nuts (or whatever you decided to substitute). Spoon into pie shell.
  3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm.

—Faith Sutherlin, Stance

Sharing the Tradition: Recipes for Homemade Thanksgiving Pies

by Alissa Holm

Every year, my mom bakes between 5 and 10 pies of all flavors the day before Thanksgiving. In our family, pies are more than just a dessert—they’re a tradition. Nobody knows how to make pie better than my mother, so I’ve snuck into her secret recipe vault to uncover the best recipes for the two most classic, American, Thanksgiving pies—apple and pumpkin—and added to them her famous crust recipe.  Bon Appétit!

PERFECT APPLE PIE

6 to 8 tart apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced (6 cups) (Granny Smith & Golden Delicious are best – salted)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Pastry for one double crust pie
2 Tbsp. butter
(If apples are sweet, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice.)

Mix dry ingredients into apples. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Fill with apples, dot with butter. Moisten the crust around its top edges so the top crust will adhere.

Cut designs into top crust and lay it over apples; press top and bottom crusts together & crimp edges. Sprinkle with sugar, bake at 375–400 degrees for 40 to 50 mins., until done.

 

TAWNY PUMPKIN PIE

1 1/4 cup cooked or canned pumpkin or winter squash
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup evaporated milk
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 unbaked (9”) pie shell

Combine first 6 ingredients; mix well; add eggs. Mix; add evaporated milk, water, and vanilla; mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake in 400–425 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until knife or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. To keep crust edges from burning, gently cover with strips of aluminum foil.

 

BEST PIE CRUST

(makes 4 single crust pies; 2 double crust pies )
4 c. flour
1/2 cup ice water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cups shortening (chilled)

Hint: A secret for good pastry is to have all ingredients as COLD as possible. Crumb dry ingredients & shortening until the size of peas. Whip the egg, then stir in water and vinegar; stir into flour mixture a little at a time until it sticks together. (Handle as little as possible.) Divide into 4 equal parts; roll out between wax paper or layers of plastic cereal bag (bag works best!).