Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What would you get if you crossed a pecan pie and a huge chocolate chip cookie?

I was considering titling this post as Heaven in a Pie Shell, or maybe Pure Evil in a Pie Shell. This is both. Imagine a gooey, warm pecan pie. Now imagine that it tastes like an enormous chocolate chip cookie. In a pie shell. Only better. And you've got a pretty good idea of what this pie is all about. Just thinking about it makes you gain about 5 pounds!

I got this recipe from Bakerella, who got it from Nestle Classic Recipes, 2003. It is DIVINE!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) 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 (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans (I used walnuts)
Serve with ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven 325 degrees F.

Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high until foamy.

Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter.

Stir in morsels and nuts and spoon into pie shell.

Bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm.

* If using frozen pie shell, use deep dish style and thaw completely. Bake on baking sheet and increase baking time slightly.

I had a little pastry left from trimming the edges of my pie shell, so I lined one of my new 4-oz. ramekins with the left over pastry and scooped some of the cookie filling into it. I baked it with the pie, and took it out about 10 minutes before the pie was done (45 minutes of cooking). Yummy!!!


Michelle said...

Yep. that looks better than my cookie. I don't know about healthier. There is only fewer calories if you only eat like, 2 cookies. If you 12 it's no different. And with a piece of pie you get the whole thing in one sitting so you feel satisfied and know how many cals you just ate. Cookies are sneaky, sitting there all day and you forget how many you've had..... :-)

Bakerella said...

The little ones are so cute.