weekly bake #5: toll house pie

toll house piethis week’s recipe was inspired by a lovely trip i took to westport, ma with a dear friend… after which, we stopped at a local restaurant for fresh fish pie. forgetting to be mindful of time, we had to take our dessert to go so i could make my bus back to nyc — don’t worry, we snuck a bite in the car) — and in my hurry to make my bus, i left my piece of pie in the car. obviously the only logical thing to do after such a tragedy was to make my own pie…

weekly bake #5: toll house pie
ingredients: crust: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1/3 cup light brown sugar
filling: 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter, 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional: 1 cup chopped nuts)
time: around 45 minutes
cost: around $15
soundtrack: neil young’s sugar mountain: live at canterbury house (this version of “birds” JUST KILLS ME. I AM DEAD.)
the plan:
1. preheat the oven to 325 degrees. to make the crust, mix the ingredients together and then press onto bottom and up the sides of pan until it’s the desired size. (you can also use a store-bought! ain’t no judging here!)
2. beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy. beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. beat in butter. Stir in morsels (and nuts, if you’re using nuts). spoon into pie shell.
3. for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
4. find your stretchiest pants and eat the entirety of it by yourself (with cold milk) in 4 days.

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