Dec 062013
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.

I’ve always found it interesting that depending on where you are in the country, you’ll find different favorite foods.  Especially around the holidays, traditional dishes and desserts begin being baked and served

Growing up in Maine, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners both came with a crazy amount of desserts, especially considering the number of people that were there to consume them.  We had cheesecake, fudge, brownies, and more pies than we knew what to do with: pumpkin, chocolate, butterscotch, apple, pecan, even mince meat.  There was no shortage of tasty treats.

Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe (without Bourbon) #PAMSmartTips

When I moved to Kentucky I found that some of those favorites were favorites here, as well.  But I also found a new addition to the pie line up that I had never even heard of: a pie to celebrate the Kentucky Derby race (a.k.a. The Pie Which Must Not Be Named, as I received a request to remove the “official” name of this pie from my post).  It’s kind of like a pecan pie with chocolate chips, with a bit of a gooey filling.

I, of course, wanted to try my hand at a local favorite.  I was a little hesitant, though, as I don’t have a lot of pie-making experience.  Pies seemed a little tricky to me, as was evidenced by the fact that many pies I have been served were broken or missing portions of the bottom crust, still stuck to the pie plate.

Original PAM Cooking Spray Keeps Pies from Sticking #PAMSmartTips

I decided to be brave, though, and reached for a go-to resource in my kitchen: Pam Cooking Spray.  Pam keeps my potatoes from sticking to the baking sheet, my mac & cheese from baking onto my casserole dishes, and my brownies from sticking to their pan.  I felt pretty confident that it could help keep my pie – even a gooey pie like this pie – from adhering to my pie plate.

Original PAM Cooking Spray Keeps Pies from Sticking #PAMSmartTips

Using a festive red pie plate, I gave it a good spray with the Original PAM cooking spray.  Now that the Original, Butter, and Baking PAM sprays leave up to 99 percent less residue I don’t worry about over-spraying.  And it adds zero calories per serving, so I don’t have to worry about extra calories, either!  After spraying I unrolled my pie crust (saved myself some time and used a refrigerated crust) and baked it for about 10 minutes at 450.

Derby Pie Recipe - Filling #PAMSmartTips

While the crust was baking, I mixed up my filling ingredients.  The recipe is actually fairly simple: butter, flour, eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, chopped pecans and chocolate chips.  When the crust came out of the oven (it shrank a bit but doesn’t affect the outcome) I let it cool then spread the filling evenly inside.  It kind of looked like a big chocolate chip cookie.

Chocolate Pecan Recipe

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  • 1 9" pie crust (refrigerated or scratch)
  • ½ C butter, room temperature
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ C flour
  • 2 T vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 C chopped pecans
  • 1 C chocolate chips
  1. Spray pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll pie crust and place in pie plate. Prick the bottom multiple times with a fork to prevent bubbling.
  3. Bake pie crust at 450 for 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream together butter and sugar.
  6. Add in flour, vanilla, and salt; mix well.
  7. Add in eggs; mix on low until fully incorporated.
  8. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
  9. Preheat oven to 350.
  10. Pour filling into prepared pie crust. Bake 30-35 minutes, until the middle has set.

I didn’t really have anything to compare it with, but hubby said it tasted just the way this particular pie should taste.  Guess I will be serving one up for dessert on Christmas Day!

Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe - Perfect for the Holidays #PAMSmartTips

I’d like for you to bake up something special, too!  So I’m giving away a PAM Cooking Spray prize pack that includes a Le Creuset Pie Dish and PAM Cooking Spray (ERV $50).  Giveaway closed – congrats Tara H!

What is your favorite pie?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  92 Responses to “Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe”

  1. pumpkin pie

  2. I LOVE pie, but my favorite is strawberry rhubarb :)

  3. My favorite pie is banana cream!

  4. double layer pumpkin pie is my favorite

  5. That does look good! My favorite kind of pie is caramel apple.

  6. Pumpkin pie for holidays!

  7. I love Oreo Pie! We just had one for Thanksgiving and it was delicious!!!

  8. My favorite is Chocolate silk pie.

  9. chocolate pie is my favorite

  10. Lemon meringue!

  11. I love blackberry!

  12. I love pumpkin pie and meat pies mmmmmm

  13. Coconut Cream:)

  14. I love a pecan pie with ice cream on the side.

  15. I absolutely adore pecan pie, especially if it is made with freshly picked pecans and honey! Thanks for the chance.

  16. I like pumpkin pie

  17. Looks Delicious and ONE Of My Favorite Pies is Kentucky Derby Pie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce!!! Apple Pie or Apple Crisp is my #1 choice though. Kentucky Derby Pie would be #2 and Lemon Merangue is #3….Thanks for such a lovely giveaway and I so hope I win!!!!! I love Le Cruset!!! Thanks again! ( I will be making your recipe too! :))

  18. LOVE Cherry Pie with Ice cream :p

  19. My favorite pie is Carmel apple pie! This recipe sounds amazing!

  20. A chocolate chess pie!

  21. I love a chocolate and peanut butter brownie pie. Thanks for the chance to enter.


  23. My favorite pie is pecan pie, but I will eat almost anything with Oreo or graham cracker crust!

  24. My favorite pie is grasshopper pie! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  25. My favorite pie is chocolate peanut butter pie.

  26. […] Ending on: 12/11/2013 Open to: United States Enter this Giveaway at Views From the ‘Ville […]

  27. My favorite pie is definitely apple! Love it!

  28. My favorite pie is strawberry!

  29. apple pie is my favorite!

  30. My favorite is pecan pie!!! yumm!

  31. I love Lemon Meringue Pie

  32. Pumpkin Pie!

  33. Apple pie (a la mode!). Always a delicious classic!

  34. I love Oreo Pie

  35. My favorite pie is rhubarb!

  36. My favorite pie is triple berry pie, especially warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. Yummy.

  37. I love pecan pie, it is my all time favorite.

  38. I have two favorite pies Pecan and Rhubarb! The Pecan is my favorite for the holidays! The Rhubarb when it comes in fresh. Sometimes I make it with Strawberries, but I like it just Rhubarb, nice and tart, yummm! I’ve been told many of times I’m not wrapped right, lol!!

  39. Pecan pie is my favorite. I need to try that derby pie as if may become my new favorite.

  40. My favorite pie is sugar cream (hoosier pie). Very simple and not too pretty, but great for breakfast with bacon and a cup of coffee! Thanks for such a nice giveaway :)

  41. My favorite is pecan pie.

  42. My favorite pie is Key Lime Pie, it is yummy.

  43. My favorite pie is mincemeat pie. I ate so much one year for Thanksgiving that it was all I ate that day (I was pregnant so cravings were in control).

  44. I love pumpkin pie most.

  45. My favorite pie is Pumpkin Pie!

  46. My favorite pie is Apple.

  47. My favorite pie is Peach Pie

  48. Pecan pie

  49. My mom’s German Chocolate Pie is heaven.

  50. I love all pies but my favorite is apple pie with ice cream

  51. Blueberry Pie

  52. Pumpkin pie has always been my favorite

  53. Pecan Pie is my favorite!

  54. My favorite pie is Pumpkin and Apple!

  55. My favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb!

  56. My favorite pie is pink lemonade pie : )

  57. A warm chocolate pecan with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
    I like savory ones as well, and quiches …
    Yup, I like pie.

  58. There aren’t may pies that I don’t like! I think my favorite is probably chocolate silk!

  59. My favorite pie is definitely apple.

  60. My favorite type of pie has to be Coconut Cream pie. Yummy!

  61. I love pecan pie! Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. I’ve always liked pumpkin and apple, but with so many great comments about rhubarb,it looks as though I had better scare up a strawberry/rhubarb recipe and tote myself down to the fresh rhubarb store. German chocolate pie sounds intriguing too.

  63. My favorite pie?? That’s easy! Chess pie! Mmmmmmm!

  64. My favorite pie would have to be Cherry Cream Pie.

  65. My favorite pie is rhubarb, it is delicious.

  66. I love making pies and I really want a nice pie dish. My favorite pie is apricot pie.

  67. French silk!

  68. My favorite is an apple tart.

  69. Pumpkin pie :) My mom makes the best! Mine are not as good. But… I am gonna try this one it looks delicious :) Thanks

  70. Key Lime is my favorite. I can never say no to one.

  71. I love pie but my favorite is the classic apple pie

  72. I make a great chocolate pie.

  73. I love my father-in-law’s homemade cherry pie!
    — Laura @ Frugal Follies

  74. This derby pie looks scrumptious! I’ll have to get out my PAM and give it a try.

  75. My favorite is the Coconut Cream Pie.

  76. How cool! That looks so good, my favorite is a peach or strawberry!

  77. I love pecan pie!

  78. Mine is coconut cream pie the only kind I will eat (:

  79. your pie looks good,,my favorite to make is actually a blackberry crumble!!

  80. I like many pies, but right now I’m wanting a Pecan Pie–so, I’ll say that’s my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. my favorite is pecan pie.

  82. Well, chocolate pie of course, With whipped cream.

  83. My favorite pie is egg custard

  84. Key Lime Pie!

  85. This Kentucky Derby Pie recipe looks very similar to a pie my aunt always brings to Thanksgiving. It has always been a favorite. I am going to make one now.

  86. I love making Sweet potato pie since I can’t have pumpkin pie anymore!

  87. It look so tasty. I love pie and above that i love chocolate. Amazing recipe, I will surely gonna make it. Thanks :)

  88. […] Chocolate Pecan Pie  Recipe provided by “Views from the Ville” […]

  89. […] Chocolate Pecan Pie– This is a favorite pie in the south, and is one of my personal […]

  90. […] so food that can move with them is important.  Of course you may also want to serve a classic Kentucky Derby pie […]

  91. […] use it.  Instead, I will just give you multiple recipes and let you try them all!  We have the Chocolate Pecan Pie from Views From the Ville,  Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie from Kentucky at Heart, and the Chocolate […]

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