Mmmm….pie

I just thought I would tell you all about my new favorite pie. It is delicious and warm and gooey and oh so simple. In fact, there’s a good chance you have all the ingredients in your home already!

Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

I got this recipe from a pie shop in Monticello, IL, for a story I wrote for At Home (one of the magazines I wrote for in Champaign)

Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie (courtesy of Pies by Inge, Monticello, IL. As published in the Jan. Feb. 2011 issue of At Home in Central Illinois)

Ingredients

1 prepared pie shell, unbaked; 3/4 cup softened butter; 1/2 cup sugar; 1/2 cup brown sugar; 2 teaspoons vanilla; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1/2 cup flour; 2 eggs; 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

Combine butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs. Mix in salt and flour. Add chocoalte chips. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 325 for one hour. Drizzle top with chocolate or sprinkled with chocolate chips. Serve with a large glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream.

The first time I made it, I used a store bought pie shell (It said it was deep dish, but it was a pretty shallow deep dish if you ask me). It tasted good, but the shell wasn’t in the best shape, the tin was bent and some of my filling leaked out. I would recommend maybe using a non-deep-dish crust to get the correct filling-to-crust ratio. The second time, Paul made the pie crust recipe that came with our Crisco sticks, available here. He modified it slightly, using a combination of butter and Crisco. It turned out absolutely delicious! We used a pie plate we received as a wedding gift, similar to this, which turned out to be too deep, so our filling only came halfway up the shell. The shell was delicious, so it was good to eat it plain, but in the future I will likely double the filling recipe to use in this plate.

I also recommend either eating it warm out of the oven or heating it up for 30 seconds in the microwave! It’s so delicious and gooey and really, how many people don’t like chocolate chip cookies? (I served it to a crowd and got rave reviews!)

Later this week I’ll give you all some more information about our dog, Tucker (as promised)!

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