Thursday, November 15, 2012

The only pie recipe you'll ever need (and a giveaway!)

My next guest is someone I met through flickr and our do. good stitches inspire group, where we make quilt blocks each month for charity. She's one of our awesome quilters!  Please welcome Lyanna!

Hello everyone! I'm Lyanna and I blog about my thoughts on quilting, photography, and the occasional tidbit as a wife of a medical student over on PurplePandaQuilts. I do hope you will stop by for a visit.

I am so excited Tammie asked me to guest post as part of her sew full of thanks series. I love Thanksgiving because it is the official beginning of the holiday season (aka the best time of the year!) It is a time of year filled with traditions.

Growing up, the tradition in my family was to have Thanksgiving dinner at my house. My mother always cooks us a giant gourmet turkey dinner with everything made from scratch. Our entire extended family then comes over to eat and laugh and basically have the best day ever. My favorite part of the whole day is eating pie with my favorite people.

Now that I am married and living across the country from most of family, I've tried (and somewhat succeeded) to replicate my mother's Thanksgiving spread many times...but the only thing I have been able to perfect is her infamous tollhouse pie.

And let's face it, that's the best part anyway. I've given up on the turkey, so now my husband and I eat tamales and tollhouse pie instead.

So I decided to share with you the recipe so you can have some tollhouse pie on your table this holiday season.


9" baked pie crust
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 slightly beaten eggs
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and gather the ingredients.

2. In medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

3. Add eggs & stir until well blended with a wooden spoon.

4. Add chocolate chips & walnuts.

5. Mix well with wooden spoon.

6. Pour evenly into baked pastry shell - it will be about an inch high.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until it is lightly brown.

8. Serve warm with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

I hope you enjoy the pie! Please let me know if you make it - it is so yummy. =)

Like the table runner this yummy pie is sitting on? There is currently a tutorial for it my blog. And if you like the fabric (it's chicopee by Denyse Schmidt) I am giving away a fat quarter bundle of it...yup 12 fat quarters! Winner will be drawn the day before Thanksgiving.

Thanks so much, Lyanna, for sharing your story and delicious sounding pie recipe!  Readers, be sure you head over to her blog, PurplePandaQuilts and enter to win those FQs! 


♥Duff said...

Wow! I'm thrilled that the ingredients are common--I have everything I need to make this in the frig and pantry. I think I'll be trying it this weekend! thanks!

Allison C said...

YUM! I was just starting to organize my Thanksgiving menu. Maybe this will have to go on it!

Colleen said...

Oh, ny goodness. Tall House Pie........Yummy
Can't wait to make this.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Melissa said...

Ooh this looks great! I am planning to try making pie crust from scratch for Thanksgiving... Maybe I need to try it with this pie first! :). Thanks for sharing!


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