1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1 pinch sea salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup black walnuts (you can use other kinds, but the flavor is superior with these)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 premade pie crust
Heat the oven to 300°F. Get out your stand mixer.
On low speed, combine the butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat in the flour, then the salt, then the sugar. Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips until just combined. Pour into the unbaked pie shell, and bake for 50–60 minutes, until the top is set but the innards are still jiggly; if you stick in a knife, it won’t come out exactly clean. That’s okay. Let it cool.
Just as you sit down to dinner, put the pie in your oven that’s already warm from all your other cooking. By the time you’re ready to eat it, you’ll be good to go. (If you want to slice the pie into clean pieces, you can chill it and cut it with a hot knife.)