|Derby Pie... this time made with a graham cracker crust|
A friend gave me this recipe when Stephanie was a baby. I know the original recipe is a secret but this pie looks a lot like pictures of the original (which also contains a shot of bourbon, which I do not add).
It is a favorite to take to picnics and potlucks and such... it travels well and I prefer it at room temperature or even cold. But it can be served warm with ice cream.
Kentucky Derby Pie (a family favorite since the 1970s)
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 C. sugar (I prefer brown sugar)
- 1/2 C. flour
- Pinch of salt (hmmm..1/8th teaspoon?)
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 C. chocolate chips
- 1/2 - 1 C. chopped pecans or walnuts (I have made it without nuts)
- 1 unbaked pie shell (regular pie shell or graham cracker crust, I've used both over the years).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together butter, sugar, and eggs until well blended, add vanilla. Add flour and salt, mix. Add chocolate chips and chopped nuts (if you're using nuts) . There is no leavening in this pie.
Place mixture in unbaked pie shell and bake for 35 - 40 minutes. Let cool for awhile before cutting into slices.