9.01.2008

Derby Pie

This pie was one of my favorites to make as a kid. If i could use the word "swoon" in association with a food, this would be it. I originally knew this pie as "Tollhouse Pie" but discovered that it is actually called Derby Pie.

Off of wikipedia, "Derby Pie was a pastry created in the Melrose Inn of Prospect, Kentucky, USA, by George Kern with the help of his parents. It is often associated with the Kentucky Derby. The pie is a chocolate and walnut tart in a pie shell usually with a pastry dough crust. It is also commonly made with pecans, chocolate chips and Kentucky Bourbon. Popular additions are butterscotch, caramel, and other types of nuts. The name "Derby Pie" is a registered trademark of Kern's Kitchen, which registered the name in 1968."

Anyways, this pie is super easy to make and goes really quick in my house. Its gooey and chocolaty sort of like a chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven, but in pie form. Enjoy!

Derby Pie
1 9-inch deep-dish pie shell (I buy the pre-made crust and just roll it out on my own pie pan)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
1 cup chopped nuts
Sweetened whipped cream or ice cream (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

BEAT eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy. Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter and vanilla. Stir in morsels and nuts. Spoon into pie shell.

BAKE for 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

That pie looks so decadent and good!