As you all know, I'm not from Kentucky. And I've never been to the Kentucky Derby. BUT that does not affect my love from Chocolate Pecan Derby Pie!
My mother has been making this pie for as long as I can remember. It's always the highlight of family holidays. Up until a few days ago, I thought everyone knew what Derby Pie was. But apparently that is not the case!
So for those of you out there who have never feasted on this delightful delectable, let me describe it to you: Imagine a thick and fudgy chocolate chip cookie that has just been taken out of the oven. A cookie that is so saturated with chocolate and pecans that they oooze out when you take a bite. Now imagine that cookie wrapped in a flaky pie crust and topped with whip cream. And there you have it - a perfect description of Chocolate Pecan Derby Pie.
This gourmet treat is incredibly easy to make and only uses one-pan. ONE PAN! Forget the fact that this pie is incredible delicious, the fact that it only uses one pan should be the biggest selling point! (Have I mentioned how much I hate washing dishes?)
CHOCOLATE PECAN DERBY PIE
Servings: 8 slices
Calories per serving: 450
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup semi sweet morsels
- 1 frozen or refrigerated pie crust (you can make your own pie crust if you really want to, but I've found that with this particular pie it's hard to tell much of a difference)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenehit
- Melt 1/2 cup butter on medium heat in saucepan.
- Once butter is melted remove saucepan from stove and let it cool for a few minutes (this step really is necessary because if you don't let it cool, the eggs will start to cook when you add them to the pan)
- Add the sugar, flour, eggs, and vanilla to the saucepan and mix well
- Stir in pecans and chocolate chips
- Pour mixture into pie crust
- Bake pie for 35 to 40 minutes (start checking center of pie with a toothpick at 35 minutes to see if it's done)
- Remove pie from oven and let it set for at least an hour before serving
- Serve pie warm and with whip cream!
All of the ingredients in the saucepan (ONE PAN!!!)
When you lay the pie crust in your pie pan, crimp the edges with your fingers for a pretty presentation
Dump the saucepan mixture into the pie crust
Pull out your flaky, beautiful pie from the oven!
I dare you to resist that flaky crust and melted chocolate!