- Pie dough for one crust
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened and cubed
- 1 T whiskey (or not)
- 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped fine (You can buy them chopped fine. Move on.)
- 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips. Or chop some chunks.
Do your pie crust. Once you’ve got it in the pan, freeze it while you make the filling.
Get the oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk the flour and sugars together.
With a whisk attachment, beat eggs on high speed until foamy. Maybe three minutes. Eject the whisk. Put the paddle attachment on the mixer.
Turn it on low. Slowly, add the flour and sugars. Mixer on high for two minutes. Scrape down and throw in the butter.
Beat on high until combined. Add the whiskey if you want it. Beat on high for one minute.
Use a spatula and fold in the walnuts and half of the chocolate. Note that you’re not putting in all the chocolate. Yet.
Pour the filling into the pie shell. Throw on the rest of the chocolate. Bake for 25 minutes.
The edges are going to be done before the filling, so fold up some foil so it looks like a belt, and then cover the edges of crust.
You want to shield the crust from the heat, but don’t shield the filling. Bake for another 25 minutes or so. It’s done when a knife stuck in it comes out clean.