Original Chocolate Chip Pie
Take the best chocolate chip cookie and marry it with a classic pie and you get this decadent dessert that uses simple ingredients and is so easy to make!
I have long been a sucker for homemade desserts.
Just ask my family how much I love sweets, such as old fashioned chocolate pie, rustic pear galette, or the fluffy strawberry sponge cake.
Baking is a hobby of mine and we enjoy sweet treats for tea time and dessert.
This pie takes the best of both worlds, cookies and pie, and puts them into one delicious dessert.
Why You’ll Love My Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie Recipe
- It’s a classic. This is my rendition of the original Toll House chocolate chip pie, a dessert so delicious that it became a staple at potlucks, picnics, diners, and restaurants!
- It’s unique. Sometimes, you want something a little different from cookies, brownies, and fruit pies. If you to bring a change-up to the dessert table, chocolate chip cookie pie is exactly what you’re looking for.
- It’s not just a chocolate chip cookie pressed into a pie dish. Granted, there’s something special about a skillet cookie, but this original recipe isn’t pressing cookie dough into a pie form. It has a batter and a texture of it’s own.
Tell Me About This Delicious Dessert
- Taste – It is rich, it is decadent, it is delicious. It tastes like your favorite chocolate chip cookie, only better.
- Texture – The creamy richness of a brown sugar base makes this chocolate chip cookie pie taste like the perfect gooey bite right in the middle of a chocolate chip cookie. Chopped pecans give it just enough crunch. The top of the pie will form a slight crust, giving a toothsome bite to each slice.
- Ease – Most of the work takes place is the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Your job is just to add the simple ingredients when it’s their turn. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
- Time – The batter for the pie filling comes together quickly. The baking and cooling time take longer, totaling an hour and a half. But it’s worth the wait.
Ingredients In This Chocolate Chip Pie
- Eggs – The first step of this easy pie recipe is to whisk eggs until they’re foamy. This goes a lot quicker if you start with room temperature eggs.
- Flour – I use all-purpose flour for this perfect dessert.
- Granulated Sugar – It is a chocolate chip cookie pie, after all.
- Brown Sugar – The difference between a good chocolate chip cookie and a great chocolate chip cookie is usually the addition of brown sugar.
- Vanilla –
- Salt – Just enough to help you appreciate the sweetness without being overwhelmed by it.
- Butter – Start with the butter already softened. It will be one of the last ingredients you add to the batter, so you’ll want it to incorporate easily.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – This is my chocolate chip type of choice for this classic recipe, because it has just the right level of sweetness. But there are many other types you can try!
- Chopped Pecans – Walnuts are another good option! You can omit pecans altogether if you need to avoid nuts.
- Pie Crust – Use your own homemade pie crust if you’d like, or a refrigerating pie crust of your choice.
How To Make This Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe
- Beat Ingredients. This great recipe is unique in that you’ll first beat air into the eggs, then add the flour and sugars, and then add the butter and sugar! Usually, you cream together the butter and sugar first. Not with this recipe!
- Pour Into Pie Shell. Use your favorite buttery pie crust recipe, or use a premade pie crust.
- Bake. Bake the pie for an hour, then let it cool for another half hour before eating.
Types Of Chocolate Chips To Try
One of the best things about this perfect desert is that you can try a different type of chocolate chips each time!
- Milk Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter Chips
- White Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Chunks
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
Options For Pie Crusts
Many home cooks have a tried and true recipe for a flaky pie crust. However, you can use a wide variety of pie crusts for this chocolate chip pie!
- Homemade Pie Crust – You just can’t beat using your own pie crust for flavor and texture.
- Graham Cracker Crust – Make a crust out of crushed graham crackers and melted butter.
- Frozen Pie Crust – There are many types of frozen pie crusts available. Some come already in their own pie dish!
- Deep-Dish Style Crust – A deep dish pie pan can hold 1.5 times the amount of batter from this recipe.
Toppings For This Gooey Chocolate Chip Pie
Not that this chocolate dessert needs anything added to it, but since you’re about to enjoy a nice slice of gooey pie, why not go a little over the top?
- Chocolate Sauce
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Ganache
- Hot Fudge
- Scoop of Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Top Tip For A Perfect Chocolate Chip Pie
It’s very likely that the chocolate chips will sink down in the batter, creating a chocolate layer near the bottom.
Some people love this and consider it a trademark of chocolate chip pie. Others prefer to see the individual chocolate chips.
If your pie comes out of the oven with a chocolate layer and you’d rather it not be there, use about a quarter cup fewer chocolate chips.
Storing Leftover Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
If you can’t finish this entire pie in one setting, there’s no need to feel defeated.
Cover the pie dish with aluminum foil and leave it on the countertop, at room temperature.
It will stay fresh on the countertop for three to five days.
Making This Chocolate Pie Ahead Of Time
This is the perfect recipe if you need to make desserts ahead of time.
After baking your chocolate chip pie, wrap it in two layers of plastic wrap, then slide it into a plastic freezer bag.
These pies will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months!
Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe
Chocolate Chip Pie
- 1 electric mixer
- 1 9-inch pie plate
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated, white sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- ¾ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust
- Preheat your oven to 325°F.
- In a large bowl of your stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs on high speed until foamy.
- Beat in the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, and salt.
- Next, add in the butter and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
- Stir in the chocolate and nuts.
- Pour the batter into a pie shell.
- Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted half way through (the middle of the pie) comes out clean.
- Cool for 30 minutes before slicing.