Recipe by Noni Suzanne
A very easy recipe that is served wonderfully warm and with vanilla ice cream. Very much like Bayhill's Chocolate Pecan Pie...yummy! This recipe comes from the Nestle Best-Loved Recipe book, and is also very similar to a dessert served in one of my favorite tea rooms in Bksf, Ca.
Top Review by Pandora Spocks
I made this for our New Year's day celebration dinner and everyone loved it! The only changes I made were to add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, a shake of sea salt, and I used a little over a half a bag of the mini semi-sweet morsels instead of the regular sized chips. I used the smaller morsels to avoid having the chips all settle down to the bottom of the pie during baking as others who've made similar recipes have complained about. That trick really worked! I also cooked it for 1 hour and 15 minutes to avoid it being underdone (too gooey) as some other cooks have mentioned. I tried to cut the butter down to 1/2 cup, but when mixing in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans, I could tell the batter was a little too tight so I added in the extra half a stick of softened butter at that point. The texture was great, and the pie crust was so deliciously buttery. I originally thought a cookie crust would have been better than a traditional crust, but it really complimented the cookie filling beautifully. We served it with Cool Whip topping, which was wonderful, but vanilla ice cream would have been great too! I remember getting the recipe for this off the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chips bag and making it for my 18th birthday "cake" years and years ago. I don't know why I waited so long to make it again. I'm sure I will be making it often since I've rediscovered this fantastic pie after all these years. Thanks for posting!
- 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie pastry
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chip
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (or your preference)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325*.
- Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy.
- Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
- Beat in butter.
- Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Spoon into pie shell.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes or until knife inserted half way between outside edge and center comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.