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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Eva's Derby Pie

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie (close-up)Image by posixeleni via Flickr
My friend Eva has an incredible sweet tooth. She makes desserts and has even won the annual Clarion Holiday recipe contest. She passed this recipe to me, and I just have to pass it on to you.
Apparently the name "Derby Pie" is a trademark of Kern's Kitchen in Kentucky and was created in 1950 at the Melrose Inn as a specialty pastry. This version is a little different - pecans instead of walnuts, and no Kentucky Bourbon. But it's simple, rich and good.

Eva's Derby Pie
1 stick melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup white corn syrup
1 t. vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1-8 inch unbaked pie shell

Preparation -
Mix butter, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, stirring until smooth. Add pecans and chocolate chips. Stirring until blended. Pour into pie shell and bake for 45 minutes at 350. (note - if using 9 inch shell, bake for 1 hour)
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