Today is pi day! (Yes, I know I’m a bit of a nerd.)
For those less
nerdy familiar pi day celebrates that today’s date is 3/14, similar to the math function pi 3.14.
And I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to make a pie for pi day! This would also be a great pie to make for Easter.
This is a recipe that I got from a friend many years ago and has become a family favorite. I even attempted another homemade pie crust for this recipe (from my Joy of Cooking cookbook) and was really happy with how it turned out. And did you see that made a pretty little edging for my pie? I’m pretty proud of myself.
Kentucky Derby Pie
1 cup chocolate chips
1 stick of melted butter
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spread the chocolate chips in bottom of uncooked piecrust. Then mix the melted butter, eggs, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Pour batter over the piecrust. Cover the pie with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes.
Best served hot with vanilla ice cream.