I want to share with you a tasty family Kentucky Derby pie recipe that is my go-to dessert all year long (but especially around the holidays). It is very simple to make. My kind of recipe.
I love chocolate. Alllll kinds of chocolate. If there are every dessert options and chocolate is one of them, and I always choose chocolate.
No strawberry or vanilla ice cream for me-just chocolate.
This recipe is the perfect cure for the chocolate sweet tooth. I made it for Thanksgiving, but like I said this is the kind of pie that (if you like chocolate) that's good to make for any occasion.
And depending how long you cook it, it can be served in more of a pecan pie consistency (gooey-my favorite) or a cookie pie sort of consistency or more of a biscotti consistency.
Here are the ingredients:
1 cup of sugar
1/2 a cup of flour
1 tsp of vanilla
1 stick of margarine or butter (4 ounces or 8 Tbspns)
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 & 1/4 cup of chocolate chips
9 in pie crust (you can make your own crust or just use one of the pre-made crusts)
Before you get started making this pie, you want to try to melt the margarine and let it cool. This always annoys me because I'm not very good at being patient or tackling recipes where I have to do one step and then wait any period of time before the 2nd step, but this is worth it.
Mix the sugar and flour ingredients together in one bowl. Then blend the melted butter, eggs and vanilla well in a separate bowl. Slowly blend in the dry ingredients in with the wet ones. Then add in the vanilla. Then mix in the pecans and chocolate chips.
Bake at 345 degrees for 35-45 minutes depending on your preferred consistency. I stick a tooth pick down the middle to check the gooeyness.
And there you have it! Sorry I only have one crummy picture. I forgot to take a picture before I served it!