I turned twenty nine on Saturday (yikes!), and when my mama asked my what kind of birthday cake I wanted, I told her that I'd rather have a Tollhouse Pie like the one from one of my favorite Atlanta restaurants, Murphy's. sure, there are "traditionally" southern establishments in ATL, but it IS in atlanta, and has been around for an unusually long time (I ate there with my debate team in high school, on my first Atlanta apartment hunting trip with my mom, and then again on an early date with boone), plus, it's just delicious. Murphy's is in my fave ATL neighborhood, the highlands, and is super close to the teeny basement apartment where boone proposed...and their tollhouse pie is. the. bomb. dot. com.
i know it was my own birthday dessert, but mama let me help with the baking since I love doing it but always feel like i need a really good reason to put so much labor and love into something so unhealthy. regardless, we had a great time baking--and then eating-- that pie. read on for the recipe.
What you need:
For the Oreo Crust:
7/8 Cup (7 oz) fine Oreo crumbs
1/4 Cup chopped walnuts
1/4 Cup Salted (or unsalted, but salted works fine) Butter
For the Filling:
1 Cup Light brown sugar (had dark brown, and it works just fine)
6 tablespoons (3 oz) Granulated sugar
3/4 Cup (6 oz) Bread flour
4 eggs (the recipe doesn't say, but I figure this is 4 med or 3 large)
5/8 Cup (5 oz) butter
5/8 Cup (5 oz)Chocolate chips
5/8 Cup (5 oz)White chips
5/8 Cup (5 oz) chopped Walnut pieces
we added 1/4 tsp of vanilla
What to do:
To make the crust, crush the oreo cookies without the cream into a fine powder using a food processor, (or better yet, use the pre-crushed oreo crumbs) Melt the butter and with the crumbs and nuts. Press into a 10” pie tin. Cool until hard.
Blend together with the paddle part of your mixer the brown and granulated sugar and the flour.
Add in the eggs, and then melt the butter for the filling and cool to room temperature and pour it into the mixture. (this keeps the butter from scrambling the eggs, I figure). Mix the chips and walnuts into the batter slowly until blended.
so, so, so delicious.