Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pie

   This is a delicious,gooey pie.It is a great addition to any party because not many people make it,so it usually stands out.Again,I make my own pie dough,but feel free to use a frozen pie shell or refrigerated pie dough from your grocery store.
Pie Dough:
2-1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 sticks of VERY COLD butter,cut into small pieces
4-6 tbsp. ice water
    In the bowl of a food processor,blend the flour,salt & sugar.Add the butter and process until the butter is the size of peas.With the food processor running,slowly add the water,one tbsp. at a time,until the dough feels smooth and comes together easily.It should not feel gritty or overly wet.If needed,you can always add more water,but if you put in too much,the dough will be mushy.Separate the dough into 2 balls,and flatten them both into disks.Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.Use one for this recipe,and one for later use.It can be frozen until needed.After chilling for 30 minutes,roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface,and fit into your pie plate.Refrigerate while you make the filling.
Filling Ingredients:
1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. milk
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c.-3/4 c. chopped walnuts
     In a bowl,blend together the butter and sugars.Add the eggs and vanilla,then the flour & salt.Blend in the milk.Mix in the chocolate chips and the walnuts.
Pour the batter into the prepared,chilled pie crust.Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes,turning halfway through the baking time.The top will be dark and the center may jiggle a bit.Cool on a wire rack.
This pie can be served warm,chilled or at room temperature.However you like it!

No comments:

Post a Comment