I don’t know about you but my favorite part of chocolate chip cookies is eating the cookie dough. Perhaps it is the reason I like this pie recipe so much? Homemade Tollhouse pie tastes just a delicious gooey chocolate chip cookie.
If you have never had Tollhouse pie, I highly recommend you make one soon. Don’t let the fact that it is a pie scare you away! Even people who are not normally pie eaters like this pie because of the chocolate chip flavor. This pie is the treat my sister requested for her birthday in lieu of cake. It’s a delicious and sweet pie that our whole family loves.
The nice thing about this pie recipe is that it is easy to make ahead and freeze for a special occasion. I like to bake two tollhouse pies at a time, and put them in the freezer for when I am giving a meal to someone from church. When you are ready to serve it, just pull it out of the freezer a couple hours before to defrost. You can even rewarm it for a couple minutes in the oven to make the pie nice and gooey and no one who know that it wasn’t fresh!
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This recipe starts with an unbaked pie crust. I use the simple but trustworthy recipe from the classic Betty Crocker cookbook. This is my go-to cookbook for any baking questions. Of course, if you have a favorite pie crust recipe or want to buy a premade pie crust, you can certainly substitute it instead.
Pie Crust Ingredients (For 1 Pie):
1 cup all-purpose or unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
Mix the first three ingredients by hand. Slowly add water until pie crust holds together. Shape into flattened round. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or so. Roll pastry out on lightly floured surface. I prefer rolling it out between two sheets of waxed paper with a bit of flour to save my counters. Fit pie crust into pie pan.
Tollhouse Pie Ingredients:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
9-inch unbaked pie crust
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Beat in flour and sugars until well blended. Beat in softened butter. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into pie shell.
Bake for 1 hour or until the top is lightly browned. Place a cookie sheet under the pie in case the butter leaks. Trust me. It often does and this will save your stove from the burning butter smell in the future!
Depending on the size of your pie pan, you may have extra filling. If you reach the top of your pie crust with extra filling, simply pour it into an oven safe bowl / mug and bake for a mini treat.
Serve while warm, if possible. If freezing, let cool before wrapping securely in foil.
Enjoy your delicious Tollhouse Pie!