If a chocolate chip cookie and a chess pie had a baby, their baby would be The Derby Pie. I learned about this incredible recipe from my mother-in-law, Brenda. Hi B-dawg! She originally sent me this recipe which looks like it was written around the time Alexander Hamilton helped to found our country, but after some light Googling it looks like the Derby Pie was developed in 1950.
Here is Brenda's version, which has quickly become a favorite with our friends and family. I am so excited that she gave me permission to share it with all of you today! Please ignore the roasted potatoes in the photo below, not part of the recipe.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (I omit these due to my preference)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (sometimes I use a combination of semisweet and dark chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 325℉
In a medium mixing bowl, combine melted butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and flour
Fold in the pecans and chocolate chips
Pour mixture into the unbaked pie crust
Bake for 1 hour or until the top is browned (I check by gently sticking a knife in the center of the pie, if it comes out clean then it’s done).