Monday, January 25, 2010

Delicious Derby Pie


God has blessed me with a not only the best husband but his wonderful family, as well!  This delicious Derby Pie recipe is one from my mother-in-love.  It is usually made and brought to just about every Thanksgiving and some Christmas meals, but I love it year round! I have made this pie for a Derby party, dinner party's, family gatherings, church groups, and just for my husband--since it is one of his favorites.
 
This is a classic Kentucky showcase dessert.  Chocolate chips melted and gooey, crunchy Southern pecans (already a match made in Heaven!), with butter, vanilla (plus a couple more things) and you have a batter that is almost like every one's favorite chocolate chip cookie.  This is definitely one to save the wooden spoon for licking!  It is incredibly easy to make: all you do is mix the ingredients together and pour in a pie crust.  You can choose to make a scratch crust, or use a roll-out one like I do. I like to bring my baking ingredients to room temperature, if I can remember.  So I will sit out my butter a couple hours before,and my eggs about half an hour before so that they will cream together with ease.  Some other recipes that I have seen for derby pie calls for a little bit of bourbon, but I don't like the alcohol taste of those so this is just a perfect pie for adults and kid's tastes alike!

I can't go on enough of how incredibly delicious this pie is!  Be  prepared to make two of these pies for a large gathering, because everyone will want a piece.  I like to enjoy Derby Pie warm with homemade whipped cream for a completely over-the-top indulgence.  I really hope you will make this and enjoy it as much as our family does.  It's a little bit of Kentucky, and a lot to be proud of!

Derby Pie

1 c. sugar
1 stick butter (8Tbsp.)
1 egg
1/2 c. flour
1c. pecans, chopped
1c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Roll out pie crust

Take the pie crust out of the fridge and let thaw about 20 minutes before unrolling.  Unroll and put in a pie pan  that is not deep dish.  Use an egg wash, to make the crust golden and shiny--like the one I did in Nana's loved Apple Pie recipe.

Cream the butter and sugar together well with a mixer.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add the flour to the mixture in batches. (I have done this by hand, or with the mixer and both work.) After well incorporated, stir in the pecans and chocolate chips.

Pour and spread evenly in pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 37-40 minutes or until the top is a golden brown.  The center will be soft and a little gooey!  Let cool at least 30 minutes before eating.




1 comment:

Kelly said...

Leslie,
I am SO excited to try this recipe out! We used to have Derby pie at church all of the time, but I have never really been able to find a recipe that truly gave it justice. I will have to let you know how it turns out!

Thanks for sharing!