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This chocolate chip pie recipe was created by the culinary geniuses who are responsible for the Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe. It’s chocolatey, gooey, vanilla deliciousness that you know and love, all nestled in a flaky pie crust.

Slice being removed from chocolate chip pie.

I love experimenting with baking as much as anyone, and I always tinker with even my favorite recipes (I’m looking at you best ever brownies and best ever banana bread). But there are just some recipes that even I don’t think I could improve upon. This Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie pie is one of them.

Over 80 years ago, a genius named Ruth Wakefield worked at a restaurant in Massachusetts called the Tollhouse restaurant. She created a recipe for cookies that used chopped up pieces of a Nestles chocolate bar. Tollhouse cookies were introduced to the world and nothing has been the same since.

According to the Nestle website, Ruth thought the chocolate was going to melt into the cookies, not hold the shape. And so chocolate chips were born.

As luck would have it, the folks at Nestle didn’t stop at the cookie recipe. They’ve come up with lots of other ways to use chocolate chips. As have I, here, on this website! From chocolate chip muffins to pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – I love using chocolate chips in baking. Thank you Ruth Westfield!

I don’t know who ultimately said “let’s take our chocolate chip cookie recipe, and bake it in a pie shell” but I’m glad they did. It’s unbelievably good.

This chocolate chip cookie pie, honestly, is impossible to improve upon. The flaky crust, the rich and chocolatey filling. It is as rich, gooey and decadent as you imagine it to be. Do yourself a favor and serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to cut down the richness just a smidge.

Recipe Snapshot

TASTE:  Rich and chocolately
TEXTURE: Gooey pie filling in a flaky crisp crust.
EASE:  The crust takes a bit of practice, but the filling is super easy.
TIME:  1 hour 45 minutes.

What You’ll Need


As this pie requires chocolate chip cookie pie filling and a flaky crust, you’ll make both recipes separately and then combine them together for this delicious dessert.

  • Flour – All purpose flour is used in both the crust and the filling.
  • Sugar – White granulated sugar is used in both recipes as well, but the pie filling also calls for brown sugar, which gives it a richer sweetness.
  • Butter – Unsalted butter you can control the salt, but it must be cold for the crust, and at room temperature for the filling.
  • Salt – Kosher salt to balance out the sweetness.
  • Vegetable Shortening – There really is nothing like the texture it gives to pie crusts. So flaky and delicious.
  • Eggs – Large, and at room temperature.
  • Iced Water – For the crust. the colder the better.
  • Chocolate Chips. Of course. Semi-sweet.
  • Walnuts – Or another chopped nut like pecans.
  • Topping – Whipped cream or ice cream to cut the sweetness of the cookie pie when you serve it.
Chocolate chip pie with slices cut.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Pie

To make this homemade chocolate chip cookie pie recipe, you will need to make a crust and the filling. While I always, always, always think homemade crusts are better, if you are in a jam you can use a store-bought crust, just don’t tell me you did!

Make the crust

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir with a whisk until well mixed.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or two knives cut the butter and shortening into the flour mixture just until lentil sized crumbs form. A few larger bits are perfectly okay.
  3. Drizzle just enough ice water over the flour to moisten it. Toss the mixture together with a fork to combine. You will have enough liquid when you can squeeze the mixture and it holds together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and gently knead until the dough comes together. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. When ready to use, roll the dough into a circle that’s about 4-inches larger than the diameter of your pie pan. Gently place it in the pie pan without stretching it.
  6. Trim the edge so there’s a 1-inch overhang over the sides of the pie pan. Fold the excess dough under so it sits up on the rim of the pan and flute as desired.

Make the filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs on high speed until foamy, about 3 minutes. Add the flour, sugar, and brown sugar. Continue to beat until well mixed in, about 1 minute. Then add the butter and beat until fully combined.
  3. Using a silicone spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and nuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pie crust.
  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted halfway between the edge and center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely on a wire rack then serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Handy tip:

This pie is sweet! You need a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to balance the sweetness

Tips For Success

  • Eggs: Allow the eggs to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before making the recipe.
  • Butter: Make sure the butter for the filling is well-softened or it will not mix in easily. Set it out at room temperature about 30-45 minutes before you begin making the recipe.
  • Cool completely! Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing. It will seem like the filling is greasy or oily but once cooled it will set completely.
Slice of chocolate chip pie on plate.


Storage & Freezing

You can keep this pie for up to a week tightly wrapped in plastic. But don’t expect it to last that long – it’s too good. If you do have any left over, serve the slices warm.

You can also freeze individual slices wrapped in plastic for up to two months. Pull them out and defrost them in the fridge.

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Printable Recipe

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Chocolate Chip Pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Chocolate chip pie is basically a gooey chocolate chip cookie in a pie shell. It's rich and goes perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 ½ cups (195 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold & cut into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cold & cut into pieces
  • 5 tablespoons ice water

For the filling

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup (65 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (105 g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (170 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (170 g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (113 g) chopped walnuts nuts
  • Sweetened whipped cream or ice cream (optional)

Instructions

Make the crust

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir with a whisk until well mixed.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or two knives cut the butter and shortening into the flour mixture just until lentil sized crumbs form. A few larger bits are perfectly okay.
  3. Drizzle just enough ice water over the flour to moisten it. Toss the mixture together with a fork to combine. You will know you have enough liquid when you can squeeze the mixture and it holds together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and gently knead until the dough comes together. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. When ready to use, roll the dough into a circle that's about 4-inches larger than the diameter of your pie pan. Gently place it in the pie pan without stretching it.
  6. Trim the edge so there's a 1-inch overhang over the sides of the pie pan. Fold the excess dough under so it sits up on the rim of the pan and flute as desired.

Make the filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs on high speed until foamy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the flour, sugar, and brown sugar. Continue to beat until well mixed in, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the butter and beat until fully combined.
  5. Using a silicone spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  6. Spread evenly into the prepared pie crust.
  7. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted halfway between the edge and center comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack then serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Eggs: Allow the eggs to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes before making the recipe.

Butter: Make sure the butter for the filling is well softened or it will not mix in easily. Set it out at room temperature about 30-45 minutes before you begin making the recipe.

This pie is sweet! You need a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to balance the sweetness.

Cool completely! Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing. It will seem like the filling is greasy or oily but once cooled it will set completely.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 770Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 4gSugar: 43gProtein: 10g

The nutrition information provided is for convenience and as a courtesy only. It is not guaranteed to be accurate because nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator and input the exact ingredients you used in the recipe.

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