Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's for dessert? Derby Pie!

When I was in high school, I was very blessed to be able to share in the lives of my best friend and her family. This included getting to have lots of family dinners with them. My favorite part of those family dinners were when someone asked, "what's for dessert?". Being a lover of all things sweet, I would sit and wait for the magic answer.....MomII (this is how she signed her cards to me) would commonly reply, "imagination". But sometimes.....she would say......"Derby Pie"

Fast forward 11 years and Derby Pie is now one of our family favorites too. My sweet husband makes it for us on a regular basis (he's so good to me) and it is the BEST! (sometimes, I have dreams about this pie) It really is that good.....

Derby Pie
1 c. sugar                                 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. margarine, melted           1 c. pecans, coarsely chopped
2 eggs, beaten                          6 oz pkg. chocolate chips {semi-sweet}
1 tsp. vanilla                             9 inch unbaked pie shell

Stir sugar into melted and cooled margarine. Add eggs, vanilla, and flour; blend well. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 325 for 1 hour until knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes clean

Thanks so much for taking a look!


  1. I have never heard of derby pie but looking at the ingredients I am sure I would love it!

  2. This looks so good, and I don't even like pie! This is a must try!

  3. That looks so good I can hardly stand it! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I’m excited to continue being inspired by you in 2012!!! XO, Aimee

    Have you entered my giveaway yet!?!? It opened this morning! Crossing my fingers you win!

  4. Oh my goodness - this sounds really, really good! What a wonderful husband to make it for you!

  5. that looks amazing! i would love to make it for mothers day. is that a pie crust on top too or is
    that just how the filling looks after is being backed?


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