As former Food section editor and restaurant critic Phyllis Richman described in her piece, “Derby Day: Louisville’s One and Only, Absolutely Authentic Derby Pie” (April 28, 1982), this recipe could not be called the real thing; legalities and trademark violations were involved. But, as she says, it looks and tastes pretty close.
Servings: 6 - 8
- One 8- or 9-inch unbaked pie shell
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely ground
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whipped cream, for garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Have an 8 or 9-inch pie plate at hand.
Place the unbaked pie shell in the plate. Sprinkle the bottom of the pie shell evenly with chocolate chips.
Whisk together the eggs, 1 cup of sugar and flour in a mixing bowl. Gradually mix in the butter, then add the nuts and vanilla extract. Carefully pour mixture over the chocolate chips, in a circular motion so it does not disturb the chips. Bake for 1 hour, until the filling is set.
Serve slightly warm, with whipped cream, if desired.
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