Monday, March 8, 2010

Danielle's Tuscaloosa Tollhouse Pie

This was delicious! Way better than pizookies. We took it over to share with some friends, and it was a hit for everyone! And the best part, it was super fast and easy to make!

Like Cami, I did mini pies. I had planned to halve the recipe, and doing individual dishes seemed like the only way to pull that off. I ended up making the full batch so we could share it with friends, and I'm glad I did so we could have a couple extra mini pies leftover. The full recipe only filled six four-inch ramekins -- not a huge batch.

Based on Cami's comment about the pie crust being a little odd, I went with a graham cracker crust. I'm glad I did because I loved it! I crushed up crackers and mixed it with cocoa powder, sugar, melted butter, and some vanilla. And it was delicious. The other change I made was that I used pecans instead of walnuts because that's what I had. I thought it was odd that they said the pie was a cross between pecan pie and a cookie, but the recipe called for walnuts...

Also, I put chocolate chips on top of my pie filling before putting them in the oven, but all the chocolate chips just sunk to the bottom anyway. So don't bother putting them on top. Just mix in what you want and leave it at that.

Unfortunately, we didn't have any ice cream to put on top. Ice cream would've been an improvement, but we put whipped cream on top and that was pretty good too. I'll make sure to have ice cream on hand next time.


katherine said...

Sacrilege Danielle! Pizzokies are my all take favorite. Mmmmm. But these look pretty good. I'll have to give it a try.

Lady Macbeth said...

Danielle, did you use 6-oz. ramekins?

Danielle said...

I don't know for sure, but 6 oz. seems about right.