My son LOVES this pie. In fact, this year he has asked me to make it for his birthday “cake.” He first tasted what he called “Ken-ducky Derby Pie” at a family get together when he was 5 or 6; it is my sister’s recipe. We still call it that.
I think it was originally from the magazine Southern Living, but I can’t find it online, so that is a guess. Big Sis makes this pie often. Soon after he’d tasted it, Josh started asking me to make it. I avoided it for a while because I assumed it was super complicated. My sister insisted that it wasn’t, and she is right! It is another homemade dessert that is in the oven in less than 10 minutes.
Today my husband went to the store to get the pie crust, which you find in the freezer section. He called me and said, “They only have a 2 pack.” I told him, “That is what they always have. They sell them in 2-packs, but I don’t know why…” Today I found out why.
It turns out that if you are working on your book launch page for your blog (yes! launching November 2), then you stop to make a birthday pie, then you see that you need to clear dishes out of the sink (so you do that), then you need to help your hubby with a computer issue, and you are watching the movie Mr. Peabody and Sherman (another recommendation from my sister)…you might forget to put the vanilla extract in the mix.
If you forget the vanilla extract, you might have to grab the pie out of the oven, super quick. Because it is hard to recover from that kind of mistake. If you get to it soon enough, you might have to scrap all the filling out into a mixing bowl and stir in the vanilla extract, thereby ruining the first pie crust in the process. Thank you pie crust number 2, for being there for me. Crisis averted.
So quick and easy. So rich and decadent. Such #ASimplerJoy!
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Flour
- 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup Pecans (chopped)
- 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 stick butter (melted)
- 1 frozen pie crust (deep dish)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix flour and sugar together in a large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Pour all into unbaked pie shell.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Allow to cool before cutting.