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.
To see other Cooking Thursday posts visit Diary of a SAHM.