Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
I saw this on the New York Times magazine today (10/17). Fannie Lou is the author's great Aunt. Right now the pie is in the oven, I can't wait. It smells great already.
- 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the crust in a pie plate and prick the bottom with a fork.
- Cover lightly with a sheet of foil, pressing it gently into the crust and making sure the edges are covered.
- Place weights (metal pie weights or dried beans) on the foil to weigh down the bottom and hold up the sides of the crust.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then remove foil.
- Continue baking until the crust is firm and has lost its sheen but is not browned, about 5 more minutes.
- Remove from the heat and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add the brown sugar and flour and mix until thoroughly blended.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the crust.
- Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and place on a rack to cool.
- Serve warm.
- (cook time includes blind bake time).