This right here is my go-to Holiday pie. Why? Well for one, it’s not traditional. I get bored a little too easily; that’s what makes my life fun! Second, it always takes people by surprise. When I came across this recipe on Pinterest I thought, “chocolate chip pie? that’s dumb, I’ll just make cookies!” Regardless, I tried this recipe anyway, and for the life of me I can’t remember why.
But, by the grace of the chocolate gods, I am forever changed by this delicious pie.
It is so much better than a cookie. So much. It’s melty and gooey. It has a flakey crust topping but the inside fills the void deep down in your soul that you didn’t know you had. When you pair it with a scoop of BlueBell Homemade Vanilla ice cream, I swear you can hear angels sing.
Unfortunately for my family members, they like the more traditional pies. Which means this little guy goes unnoticed. Which is truly a shame because if they just had one bite… they would never go back to pecan pie again. If you find that this starts to happen to you, here is a couple of solutions:
- Ban all other pies if the family gathering is held at your house.
- If it’s not your house, hide all other pies in the attic and shrug when people ask you what happened to the pies.
- Hide them very well, because you will have an aunt or an uncle (or a mother) who HAS to watch the satisfied faces of her lesser siblings as they eat her pecan pie, and she (or he) will be relentless in finding the missing pies. Hold out just a little while longer, and the family members who just want dessert will shrug and taste this, strange, untraditional chocolate chip pie. Sit back and watch their pants be blown off.
- Wear a helmut just in case of mind explosion.
I will say for my loving family members that like trying something new, they demand that I bring this pie back every year.
I’ll just have to switch it up in a couple of years!
Here’s how to blow your pants off, Holiday style:
THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP! Beat the eggs on high for 3 minutes! No less! You will have a deflated, undercooked pie if you don’t patiently beat the eggs for 3 minutes or more. Trust me… I got lazy once.
See this fluffiness? This is what it needs to look like. Like an egg cloud!
I used Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chips, and I regretted it. Learn from my mistakes, get the
Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips. It’s the holidays people, treat yo self!
Mm, Mm, Mm. It already looks good!
*Worships Jesus for 3 days after eating*
- 1 Deep Dish Pie Crust, Homemade or Frozen (my pie crust recipe is down below!)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips (just trust me on this)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- In a large mixing bowl beat eggs on high speed for 3 minutes until foamy.
- Beat in flour, sugars, salt, and vanilla extract on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Then add the softened butter and mix for another minute.
- With a rubber spatula, fold in the heavenly chocolate chips.
- Pour into pie shell. Bake at 325 for 55-60 minutes (or until the middle no longer jiggles when you move the pie). It’s okay if it’s a little gooey; that’s the best part of the pie!
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve warm with BlueBell ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
Ya’ll let me know what you think of this pie!! I want to hear your success stories! 🙂
Here’s a link to my homemade pie crust recipe: