A Southern Grace: terms of endearment

October 2, 2013

terms of endearment

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How do you feel about pet names? They can be really silly, of course, and I know more than a few people who think of them that way, but I happen to believe that they can be a sweet and simple way to let a person know you care.


Interestingly, they're also often food-related--Honey, Sugar, and Sweetie, obviously, but also Dumpling, Babycakes, and Cutie Pie. Why in the world am I talking about this? It's only because the best name for this pie-cookie creation is the portmanteau pookie (not to be confused with pizookie), a common pet name. Cute, right?

Having a cute name isn't its only fantastic feature--this hybrid is also quite delicious. It's pretty much a cookie baked in a pie crust, the best of two dessert worlds. This is a great recipe if you need practice making pie crusts (uh...always!), as it gets blind-baked and then baked again and therefore hides many common blunders. (You can always go the store-bought route, but be sure you get a deep dish crust.) The filling comes together quickly just like a cookie dough and poofs up beautifully in the oven. It eventually settles down into the thick, incredible goodness you see before you here.

Though it's not depicted, ice cream should be required.

It's a pookie, Pookie, and it's sensational.

Chocolate Chip Pookie
Based on a recipe from Great Pies & Tarts
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 1 9-inch deep dish pie shell, blind-baked
Directions:
Position the rack in the lower third of the oven. Heat the oven to 350F.
Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. Place the melted butter in a large bowl. Using a wire whisk, gradually blend in the brown and granulated sugars. Beat in the eggs, then add the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients, then add the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the pecans. Pour the batter into the baked pie shell and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup pecans over the top.
Bake for 35 to 37 minutes, or until top of the pie is lightly browned and the center is just set–-a toothpick inserted into the center should remain slightly moist. The filling will set as it cools. Cool for at least 4 hours. Before slicing, reheat the pie in a warm oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream if you know what's good for ya.

24 comments:

Jenn said...

I will be tring this next time I have to bring a dessert to share. Yum!

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

It does look rather sensational. Push that plate this way!

Rosita Vargas said...

Una gran delicia se ve irresistible,abrazos

Foodycat said...

That looks gorgeous! And I call my husband pookie, amongst other things, so it's perfect for me!

Barbara said...

Without question...the devil made you do this. Decadent and delicious.
(We called my youngest son Lumpy because he had 113 stitches by the time he was 10. He was a walking disaster area. As he got older, he did NOT appreciate that nickname..and sat us all down to request we not use it any longer.
And we haven't.)

Guru Uru said...

I would eat this in less than a second it looks so delicious :)

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Gloria Baker said...

this look georgeous!!

~~louise~~ said...

I'm a pookie loving pet name lover from way back, Grace. I've called my daughter Pumpkin for as long as I can remember.

I can't imagine this creation of yours being called anything better. Your Chocolate Chip Pookie sounds awesome. I think I need lots and lots of practice making pie crusts, lol...I better get to it!

Thank you so much for sharing, Grace. You always amaze me with your honest posts and delicious looking creations. (I'm sure they taste good too:)

P.S. I'm having a Pasta Party for my blogoversary this month. I hope you can join us...

scrambledhenfruit said...

I say I'm making this pookie tomorrow night. It's going to be a Friday treat for my lunch buddies. :)

Tamara Coleman said...

This looks and sounds FAB! :)
www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

I can't begin to tell you how much my "Sweetie" would love this pie! This is combining his two favorite worlds! And, there is no doubt I can use all the practice possible at making pie crusts! Pinning this!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that pie looks incredibly decadent! Wow, that is an extraordinary creation.

Cheers,

Rosa

cquek said...

Gosh, great recipe

Joanne said...

I wonder what the.boy would say if I started to call him pookie....

Pam said...

My husband could call me Pookie anytime he wants as long as he makes this for me! It looks amazing.

Beth said...

Oh, my - I am loving that recipe! It looks divine.

Caroline Taylor said...

What a great word, fantastic sounding recipe too.

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I like terms of endearment, and little silly nicknames. I also like pies and cookies of all kinds, and would especially like this hybrid!

Angie Schneider said...

What a sinfully decadent pie!

lisa is cooking said...

I've never tasted a pookie. That needs to change asap!

Sharon Graves said...

Holy cow pookie, does this look amazing!

WizzyTheStick said...

Why do you keep posting things that are not made to share?!!! look I don't care how many terms of endearments and pet names I am called I am not sharing any of this when i make it.

Marjie said...

My boys are always howling for pie, or for chocolate chip cookies, so I know they're going to just love this.

Half Baked said...

My mom makes a pie called funny cake, It's basically a cake baked in a pie shell... this pookie looks more my style!!