“I saw this on the New York Times magazine today (10/17). Fannie Lou is the author's great Aunt. Right now the pie is in the oven, I can't wait. It smells great already.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the crust in a pie plate and prick the bottom with a fork.
  3. Cover lightly with a sheet of foil, pressing it gently into the crust and making sure the edges are covered.
  4. Place weights (metal pie weights or dried beans) on the foil to weigh down the bottom and hold up the sides of the crust.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove foil.
  6. Continue baking until the crust is firm and has lost its sheen but is not browned, about 5 more minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  8. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
  9. Add the brown sugar and flour and mix until thoroughly blended.
  10. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  11. Pour the batter into the crust.
  12. Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  13. Remove from the heat and place on a rack to cool.
  14. Serve warm.
  15. (cook time includes blind bake time).

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