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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Derby Pie (w/Chocolate Chips - Pecans)

 If you like chocolate, you may 
like this a lot.  If you like pecans, 
you may like it even more!  
(Otherwise, ...not so much.)

This time, ... I made TWO of these!!!!

Today was Kentucky Derby Day.  I think that more than anything else about this day each year, I like seeing all the fancy, and sometimes "far out", HATS worn by those who attend it in person.  WOW!!!-- there are some real "WINNER HATS" in the crowd-- and it looked like it was a WINDY day there.  Windy enough that a lot of people had to literally HOLD ONTO THEIR HATS!!!!

If you want to see some of today's hats for yourself, click on this link.  It will take you to an analysis of the "best and worst" picks for today:

Going along with the theme of today, I decided to make something  that is quite famous in Kentucky around this time of the year... it's a pie with "today's event" in its name.  Word has it that the original name of the well-known pie is "OWNED" and can't be used by others who try to imitate the pie in any way.  

So,..... in my opinion, I'd name this as a Chocolate Chip - Pecan Pie.   I guess it could be named "Racing Day Pie" or "Horse Race Pie" or whatever you choose to name it-- just so you don't name it in a way that the "name owner" doesn't like.

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar  (I am so sure this amount could be cut back to suit your liking, maybe to 3/4 cup?)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (may use chopped walnuts)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used half milk chocolate chips)
  • 1/4" teaspoon salt
  • 1 ready-made UNbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 325-degrees F.

Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.  
Add the beaten eggs and melted butter; mix to combine.
Stir in the vanilla, chopped pecans OR walnuts, chocolate chips, and salt; mix well.
Pour mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
Bake for just under an hour.  (Check for appearance after the first 30 minutes.  This is when I usually cover the top edge of the pie crust with a strip of foil to prevent it from becoming too000000 brown.  Then, I continue baking until it is done.  I checked for doneness with a wooden toothpick.)

  Mine looked like this at 45-50 minutes:

Cool.  Then, ...serve plain... with a glass of cold milk, or ice cream, or a dollop of whipping cream.

When recipe is followed AS listed above, it is QUITE sweet!
Because of that, I keep the "serving size" quite small.

* The recipe I STARTED to follow is listed here:  
Then, because a lot of the "Derby" pies call for Bourbon, 
I decided to follow the following recipe and make this one my 

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