Introduction: Chocolate Filled Cookie Pie

I invented this recipe for Pi Day 2010. I needed a serious chocolate fix, and it needed to go in my pi pie plate. To create this recipe I used the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate chip cookie recipe , Ghirardelli’s truffle recipe , and caramel sauce . This pie is so rich you can’t eat a slice larger than 1/12th of the pie. It is best served with vanilla ice cream and tastes like a $7 dessert from a fancy restaurant.

1/12 of Pie: Calories 565.9 | Total Fat 33.9g, Sat. 19.6g, Poly. 1.5g, Mono. 7.6g | Cholesterol 104.3mg | Sodium 327.4mg | Potassium 95.3mg | Total Carbohydrates 69.7g, Dietary Fiber 1.6g, Sugars 48.9g | Protein 5.2g

Step 1: Make the Cookie Dough

Ingredients
2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 C (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 C granulated sugar
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 C (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Instructions
1. Pulse the chocolate chips in a food processor until you get bits of chocolate
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl
3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy
4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
5. Gradually beat in flour mixture
6. Stir in chocolate pieces
7. Chill in refrigerator or freezer until stiff

Step 2: Create the Bottom "Crust"

Instructions
1. Grease and flour a pie pan (also grease lip because "crust" will spread when baking)
2. Smoosh about half of the cookie dough into the pie pan, forming a "crust"
3. Place remaining cookie dough back in the refrigerator

Step 3: Make the Chocolate Filling

Ingredients
1 C Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
2 TB & 2 tsp heavy whipping cream
3 TB unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions
1. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer
2. Add the butter and stir until melted
3. Add the chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted and smooth
4. Remove from the heat and pour into the pie “crust”
5. Place in refrigerator until chocolate filling becomes firm (30-60min)

Step 4: Make the Top "Crust"

Instructions
1. Remove chilled pie from refrigerator
2. Flour a pastry sheet (or flexible cutting board)
3. Take about half of the remaining cookie dough and smoosh it into a top “crust” on the pastry sheet
4. Take dental floss and run it under the “crust” to release it from the pastry sheet
5. Gently lift up one side of the pastry sheet and flip the “crust” onto your hand
6. Place the “crust” on top of the chocolate filling and finish shaping
7. Make sure the top “crust” doesn’t come over the lip of the pie plate or it will overflow while baking

Step 5: Bake the Pie

Instructions
1. Allow pie to sit until dough is room temperature
2. Heat oven to 375F
3. Place pie in oven and bake 30-40 minutes until crust is golden and cooked (barely wobbly in center)
5. Remove from oven and cool on rack

Step 6: Make the Topping

Ingredients
1/3 cup sugar
2 TB butter
2 TB & 2 tsp C heavy whipping cream
1/4 C pecans, chopped and toasted

Instructions
1. Chop and toast pecans
2. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of pie
3. Whisk sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves
4. When the sugar turns an amber color add the butter and whisk until melted
5. Remove pan from heat and count to 3
6. Slowly pour the cream into the pan, swirling until incorporated
7. Whisk until mixture is smooth
8. When caramel sauce has thickened, drizzle on top of pie

Step 7: Serve the Pie

No matter how much you love chocolate, trust me. You don't want a slice larger than 1/12th. And it really must be served with vanilla ice cream in order to tone down the flavor. It's amazing, but rather overwhelming all by its lonesome.

Comments

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marij4 (author)2011-03-21

This is the second time I've been lucky enough to enjoy this pie for pi day! It's extremely rich and chocolately and absolutely delicious (especially with ice cream)!

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bcundiff (author)2011-03-20

I loved this pie because I was able to savor a small piece and still feel satisfied. There was so much flavor!

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abaker1 (author)2011-03-20

This pie was delicious and definitely very very rich. I loved it with ice cream and was barely able to finish my slice. Definitely satisfying! :) YUM

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