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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Derby Pie...mmm...

I'm going to let you in on a super-secret family recipe called Derby Pie.  Considering the recipe has been in Southern Living a dozen times, I guess it isn't REALLY super-secret.  But it's amazing and anyone who has tried it will tell you...It's. That. Good.

Does it fit with healthy eating?  No.  But if you don't stop every once in a while and let yourself indulge in something, then one day you'll fly off the handle and consume and entire gallon of Mayfield Moose Tracks, a bag of White Cheddar Popcorn, an entire container of cheese dip and half a loaf of french bread dipped in pesto.  And all that is way worse than just having your pie and enjoying it.  (Don't you love how I can justify just about anything?)

In the words of Teresa Guidice, here are the ingredientses (there's not like, a million of them) (if you don't watch Real Housewives of New Jersey you don't get that):
1 stick of butter or margarine, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (I actually do half semi-sweet, half milk chocolate)
2 Tbsp. of bourbon (Maker's Mark is best).
     If you're too freaked out by a teeny tiny amount of liquor in your pie, substitute 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 deep-dish 9" pie crust (Pillsbury is the best)

Melt the butter in the microwave and let it cool for a minute or two (so it doesn't cook the egg)
Cream butter, eggs, sugar, and flour with a mixer
Add vanilla bourbon and mix
Fold in pecans and chocolate chips
Pour into pie crust
Bake at 325 for 45 minutes to an hour (or until pie is set in the middle)
Allow to cool for about 20 minutes before serving
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream
Serves: one eight

Here's a photo:

That's not my photo.  We can't keep it around long enough to get a picture of it when we make it.  So if you're reading this and this is your picture...sorry.