Derby Pie Recipe
Chocolate Chip Pie, Derby Pie, Chocolate Derby Pie, or Kentucky Derby Pie are all the same pie; a delicious pie made with chocolate chips. Variations in the pie are pecans and/or bourbon. I grew up on the traditional Derby Pie with pecans.
The recipe is basic:
- A pie crust
- 1 cup of sugar
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate chips)
- 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Start by melting the butter, then:
- Add it to the sugar and mix.
- Once mixed -> add the eggs and vanilla.
- Slowly add the flour and salt -> Mix well.
- Fold in the chips and pecans.
- Pour into a pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until center is firm.
- NOTE: Knife should come out with only melted chocolate on it.
Alternatives to the normal crust are to use a Graham Cracker Pie Crust or an Oreo Cookie Pie Crust. This makes the taste sweeter and different than a traditional crust. The Derby Pie makes a type of crust itself and I have made it without a crust one time. It worked but was think. The crust provides support for your pie and makes cutting and serving mush easier.
Another way to make this pie is to make mini pies. Use a muffin tin or mini pie tin to make your small pies. Cut circles in the pie crust and make small circles and place them in the bottom of the tin. Spoon in 1/2 cup of the pie mixture into the tin. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Ovens vary so more time may be needed just watch for firmness in the center of the mini pie.
This pie is a delicious treat to add to any family celebration. There is a warning, you may need to prepare an extra one for yourself to enjoy the next day 🙂