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Pi Day- How To Make a Chocolate Chip Pie: Arkansas Lifestyle Photographer

This week is always a great week. 1. It’s my birthday week! 2. It’s just a week away from the official start of spring 3. It contains PI(E) DAY!!!! (And BONUS! I’m shooting one of my best friend’s wedding tomorrow! Getting to do what I love on my birthday is the best gift ever!)

Being Pi Day, it’s only fitting that you make a delicious pie and gorge yourself to death. Or at least until you feel sufficiently plumper. At least that’s what we did. And we plan to do it again and again until every last crumb of this pie has been devoured. Make this pie, and you will do the same!

I found this recipe on a fun food blog that I like to follow, How Sweet It Is, and it looked easy enough for not-so-domestic-in-the-kitchen-me to be able to make it! It basically was a cookie in a…pie. Or a cookie log if you ever made one of those in college.

I took some pictures of the process for you. I wish we had more natural light in the kitchen, but in the early evening there just isn’t much to work with!

Here’s how it went:

2 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

1 cup mixed chocolate chips and reses peanut butter chips

1 unbaked pie shell (I just grabbed a frozed one from wal-mart)

vanilla ice cream

I’d like to think that I could make a homemade pie crust…but I didn’t have alot of time and I was a little bit scared to try.

I was in a rush to get out the door and go for a long run so I had my husband do some of the actual beating so I could document it quicker. The recipe starts off by beating 2 eggs until “foamy.” What does that even mean? Foamy eggs? Sounds pretty gross to me, but when the eggs started bubbling we assumed they were “foamy.”

Next, slowly mix in 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, and 1/2 cup flour. Done, done, and done!

Next, melt the cup of butter, then let it sit for a few minutes until it’s closer to room temperature. I almost had a heart attack when I realized that 1 cup of butter = 2 whole sticks!!!

 Not going to lie, the butter smelled a-mazing.

And here we are all blended together. Next step: fold in the chocolate/peanut butter chips, then pour into the pie crust. My camera died right when I got to this step, so my final product is curtosy of an Instagram picture. I don’t even remember the last time my camera DIED, so naturally it would die right when I need it.

Then, put it in the oven at 325* and bake for 1 hour! I had Adam check it at 30 and 45 while I was out running, just to make sure it wasn’t spontaneously combusting in my oven. This is the first pie I have ever made so when I put the gooey thing in the oven, I was a little worried it was going to expand and pour out over the edges! Don’t worry, it baked perfectly!

And here she is!! Topped with vanilla bean ice cream. Perfection.

Disclaimer: the top of the pie was not originally that dark. Adam put it back in the oven to warm it up and it sat under the broiler for just a hair too long. Silly broiler.

So there you have it. I am capable of baking a delicious pie. It’s a wonder we both haven’t gained more lb’s since being married. Adam did admit last night that I needed a Kitchen Aid Mixer. (And the clouds parted and angels came down singing) I’ve wanted a “green apple” one since we registered but haven’t been convinced that it would be used enough to pay the hefty price tag. But now, oh, it would get used!

Wedding tomorrow, and the forecast says 76 and sunny. Holy moly. It’s going to be a perfect day! Then Sunday, I’m doing some fun engagement photos for some friends of ours. I’m excited to officialy shoot with the new camera, and I rented a fancy Macro lens for the wedding. Macro lens as in…shoots small things really up close. I’m excited.

Over and out! Enjoy the pretty weekend, and don’t forget to wear green on Sunday for St. Patty’s Day!!

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