This warm, gooey Chocolate Chip Pie tastes like a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie. Except that it’s encased in a buttery, flakey pie crust. It is completely irresistible, and so rich that a scoop of vanilla ice cream is necessary.
Originally published June 26, 2016
We are going to the beach tomorrow! The kids are super excited, especially since I promised to actually bring sweaters and shoes this time. (Northern California beaches are not exactly warm.)
Now I am faced with how to dress myself and the giant baby growing in my belly. I wore my regular swimsuit to a pool party last week and the straps were cutting into my shoulders so bad that I thought I would lose circulation in my arms permanently.
Technically I have a maternity swimsuit. But it’s in Texas. My best friend Sarah and I share maternity clothes. She has 4 kids, this is my third, and every time one of us is pregnant we just send the whole box of clothes to the other one, adding as we go. It’s awesome. And cheap.
Sarah is moving from Texas to the Bay Area in just a couple weeks (hooray!!) and she is bringing the clothes with her. Meanwhile, I’m starting to look like Baby Beluga over here.
The nice thing about maternity clothes is that they make you look pregnant. Which is much better than wearing big shirts and unbuttoned pants, let me tell you. People don’t realize I’m pregnant, and instead assume I’m just kinda porky. They probably think, “Man that girl is getting so fat she almost looks pregnant.” Awesome.
To reinforce this idea, I have been eating copious amounts of THE Chocolate Chip Pie. I am literally eating a slice right now. There is chocolate all over my computer. And my camera. I have zero regrets.
How to make THE Chocolate Chip Pie
I’ve eaten this pie a ton of times but I’ve never made it before. It is a classic at church potlucks around here. (And by around here I mean everywhere. Have you had it?)
THIS PIE, you guys. It’s out of control. Imagine the flakiest, butteriest crust, filled with hot melty center-of-a-chocolate-chip-cookie. If I could bake cookies and just eat the center of every one, I would. This is an ENTIRE PIE of that. I almost want to call it Extra Warm and Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie.
The recipe is a Nestle original I believe, just like the Toll House cookie. I only made 2 changes: add salt and vanilla. There’s no baking soda or anything, so it turns out super fudgy and not cakey at all. And you are supposed to take it out before it fully cookie-ifies. Embrace the gooeyness.
This would be totally perfect to serve at your 4th of July festivities!
Two years ago: Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Four years ago: Maple Pecan Buttercream Frosting
Six years ago: Cake Mix Coffee Cake
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THE Chocolate Chip Pie
- 1 unbaked 9-inch crust
- 2 large eggs
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon flour, spooned and leveled
- 3/4 cup butter, very soft** (1 & 1/2 sticks)
- 1 & 1/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts, if you must. I wisely left them out.
- Vanilla ice cream, to serve
- hot fudge or ganache, to serve
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
- Lay out your pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan. Crimp the edges however you like. Set aside.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat 2 eggs until they are light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt and mix.
- Beat in both sugars, then add the flour. Beat well.
- Add the very soft butter. (If it's cold it's won't beat in and you will get butter chunks in your batter, which will not turn out well.) Beat well, scraping sides and bottom of bowl.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix. The batter is super grainy! It's supposed to be thin, don't add more flour.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pie crust and smooth it out.
- Bake at 325 for 50-55 minutes. Test the pie with a knife or toothpick, halfway between the edge of the pie and center. If it comes out clean it's done.
- Cool completely. Or stick it in the freezer for 15 minutes and devour while it's hot and melty.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream! Or a tall glass of milk.
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I am so glad to see a recipe for a chocolate chip pie without nuts! My sons and grandchildren will not touch bake goods containing nuts. I’ve always called it Kentucky Derby Pie. I think the mistake I’ve made is to add more chips to replace the nuts! Thanks for the recipe.
Oh I didn’t know this was called Kentucky Derby Pie! How fun! I’m so glad you found my recipe Judy. Enjoy!
Mixed these up a bit.I used half peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. I also made these in tartshells. Drizzled melted chocolate and let set…My new keeper Thanks
That sounds AMAZING Lorraine, I love the idea of adding peanut butter chips! Thanks for the idea and review!!
Freaking amazingly delicious! Everyone loved it!
Yay! So glad you loved is MJ! Huge favorite of mine!
Found this on Pinterest just this year when searching for something other than pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. The picture that popped up when I typed in “chocolate chip pie” was nothing short of inspiring… I made mine look exactly like the picture—I was into it in a big way. Followed the recipe to a T and it couldn’t have been more delicious! (Ok, I didn’t make my own pie crusts—but I have an 8 week old so I cut myself some slack and gave myself kudos for making pie AND putting on mascara in the same day.) Thanks for the inspo! Keeping this one in my repertoire for another time that calls for pie….
We’ve always loved this pie! Try subbing a half cup of quick oats for the flour. Yum! And I’ve always added vanilla too.
I love all your recipes.
Oh my goodness, oats!! That would be SO GOOD! Great idea thanks for the tip!! Thanks for reading the blog :)
I just mixed up the batter. It is thick, not thin, as mentioned in step 6. Did I miss something? Is there supposed to be mild or some other liquid added? Thanks!
I meant ‘milk’ not ‘mild’. Sheesh!
Hey Valerie! Go ahead and follow the recipe as directed (no milk). Maybe my butter was not soft enough the day I made this or something. I bet it will bake up perfectly! let me know how it goes!
Yum! I think that being pregnant is the perfect reason to eat as much pie as you can :)
Oh my! There is nothing I like better than gooey and chocolate! This pie would not last long around me!
Holy moly, this looks incredible! Chocolate chip goodness in pie form? Yes please. It’s such a smart idea to have a maternity clothes buddy, that must be so useful :)
I don’t have too much of a sweet tooth, but I would have to try a slice of this and indulge. Yum!!
Ooey gooey heaven!
I don’t own a regular swimsuit, much less a maternity swimsuit (swimsuits and I aren’t the best of friends) I know without a doubt you don’t look like a baby beluga but I can totally relate to feeling like that :) Now, would you mind if I face planted into this pie?!?!
This pie looks insanely delish! I finally bought a maternity swimsuit this past spring, but I had a miscarriage at the end of March so I can’t wear it now. I’m super bummed about it because IT WAS SO CUTE! So glad you’re getting your maternity stuff soon, congratulations by the way, I’m sure you don’t look like a baby beluga ;)
Oh my !!! I am totally dying for a piece of this right now!!! Can not wait to get off work and go home an make one so I can eat it. Love your site and keep that belly growing!!!