So, the Kentucky Derby is right around the corner, and that always makes me think of pie. Sometimes I make a more traditional pie for the Derby (recipe here). This year, I wanted to make something we don’t usually have.
My husband has always talked to me about his grandmother’s chocolate pie. Unfortunately, by the time I met his grandmother, she was pretty sick and I never could get the recipe. I’ve been on a hunt for something similar ever since.
One of the things that is hard when I want to make something, but don’t have a recipe is figuring out if the recipe I find is the one I was looking for (whew… that made sense in my head.. and hopefully here too!). Since I had something in mind, I searched Google images to see which pie “looked right”. I came upon this website and decided to try it out. The term easy really jumped out to me!
Preheat the oven to 350°C.
The ingredients are:
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1½ cups sugar
- ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup cocoa (I used dutch processed, dark cocoa)
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie shell
Combine all the ingredients, mix well, and pour into a pie shell. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until you see some cracking at the top of the pie. Let cool and enjoy!