This is the pie everyone in my family asks for at the holidays. My sisters say this is one of their favorite pies and they don’t usually even eat walnuts- it’s that good!
Maybe it’s because it makes one think of a candy bar. Maybe it’s because it’s so rich and gooey and chocolaty.
For me, it’s because it’s not pumpkin.
No pumpkin pie for me, thank you- bring on the Chocolate Chip Walnut!
If that weren’t enough to get you to make this, how about this: it’s super easy- just mix and pour.
Now, just try not to make it- I dare you.
You will need to start with an unbaked pie shell. I go ’round and ’round with pie crust recipes. I swear I’ve tried them all: vinegar and egg, pate brisee, oil, and press-in-the-pan.
All because I won’t use shortening. I don’t buy it and I don’t want to. I would love to try a lard crust, if true rendered lard weren’t so hard to come by (the stuff they sell in the store is hydrogenated).
For now I stick with butter, and this is Bob’s Red Mill’s recipe for Whole Wheat Pie Crust (I fluted the edges after the picture).
In a large bowl mix together 3 eggs, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 6 tablespoons melted butter.
Add 1/2 cup honey and mix well.
Add 1-1/2 cups each chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
Pour into pie crust.
This makes a lot of filling, so I always use a deep-dish pie pan. If all you have is a regular pie pan, you will want to put 1/2 cup of filling into a small Pyrex oven-safe bowl to cook alongside the pie or it will overflow the pan.
And then if you taste a little, who will ever know?
Not that I’ve ever done that.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. The center will still jiggle a bit when you move it, but not slosh around and the top will be a deep golden brown.
I cut out some small leaves with the remaining dough and set them on the edge. They look invisible here, but when it finished cooking, they stood out nicely:
Be prepared for LOTS of compliments when you bring this pie to your next gathering.
Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie
- 1 unbaked 9-inch (deep dish) pie shell
- 3 eggs
- 1-1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 6 Tb. butter, melted
- 1/2 c. honey
- 1-1/2 c. chopped walnuts
- 1-1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the sugar, flour, salt, butter, and honey and mix well.
- Add the walnuts and chocolate chips, stirring to combine.
- Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until deep golden brown and firmer (though center will still move some).
- Cool on a wire rack completely before serving.
This is linked to LifeasMOM Ultimate Recipe Swap.