Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cooking Thursday~~Chocolate Chip Pie

I'll admit it...I'd rather eat a pie than make one.  Katrina has been asking me to make a pie with her...UGH!  I'm just not a fan of that.  Give me a 3 course meal to make and I'm happy.....but pies are just not my cup of tea.  I think it's because I'm intimidated by the crust part of it.  I know you can buy ready made pie crust but to me that defeats the purpose of making pies.  So today we got out a cookbook and searched for a recipe we both would enjoy making.  I've made Shoofly Pie before and really enjoyed making that.  So we went back to the Amish cookbook I have.  In the cookbook there is a recipe for a pat-a-pan pie crust! WOOHOO I think I finally found a pie crust I can embrace!

Chocolate Chip Pie

1 pie crust (I'm using the Pat-a-Pan pie crust below)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pat the dough into the 9 inch pie plate first at the sides then across the bottom.  Flute the edges if desired.

In a large bowl combine the sugar and flour.  Stir in eggs and butter until the batter is well-blended and smooth.  Add chocolate chips and vanilla.  Mix until well mixed.  Pour into pie plate.  Bake for 40-45 minutes.  Cool on wire rack until the pie is firm around 45 minutes.

Pat-a-pan Pie crust

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons cold milk

Place dry ingredients into 9 inch pie plate.  Mix well with a fork.  In separate bowl add wet ingredients and mix until creamy.  Pour over dry ingredients and mix with a fork until well incorporated.  Pat up the sides of the pie plate and then onto the bottom.

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shopannies said...

sounds rather scrumptious my kids love chocolate chip cookies bet this pie would suit this fancy as well

Sandra said...

YUM. I love Amish cookbooks, they seem to have the best recipes don't they?