Derby Pie

23 Mar
OMG this pie is so wonderful. It’s like a chocolate chip cookie pie. But the texture is super soft and amazing. My mom said it reminded her of a 7-layer magic bar. Everyone has their own version of this classic chocolate nut pie, but apparently there’s an official one.
I got my recipe from a book club friend. She had brought her delicious derby pie to book clubs and gatherings a few times, and I told her I really needed the recipe for myself.
Look at those chips!
For Pi Day last weekend, I made two derby pies and a savory sweet potato pie. One of the derby pies was the classic recipe I’ll share below. For the other one, I substituted pecans for walnuts and I replaced half the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips. Both versions were amazing and received lots of compliments. Feel free to play around with the fillings for yours!
pie 2
Derby Pie

Crust:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons cold milk
1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Filling:

1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons Kahlua
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt

For the crust: Mix together flour, oil, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, and salt. Knead and mix with your hands until it comes together evenly. Spread mixture into a 9″ pie pan, pushing dough evenly across the bottom and up the sides.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and butter; mix to combine. Stir in the Kahlua, vanilla, and salt. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

Pour mixture into unbaked pie crust. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

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