Kentucky Derby Pie

Today I am sharing my favorite recipe for Derby Pie.  I actually lived in Kentucky for a year and a half, and I was able to sample many versions of Derby Pie.  This one is the best one I ever tried and I got the recipe from the absolute best cook I have ever known in real life.  I make it every year on Derby Day and it is the perfect once-a-year indulgence on that day.  Thanks Sue!  I love this recipe and have made it every year for many years now.

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Derby Pie

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten light and fluffy
1 tsp. vanilla (I use a little more)
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream together butter and sugar, then add eggs, vanilla and flour and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated.  Fold in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  Cool several hours before serving.

Sue served this pie at room temperature or just barely warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  It is delicious that way, but I like it best just barely warm with a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream.

This pie is very rich, so you might want to keep the slices on the smaller side.  Enjoy!