Chocolate & Nut Pie

Derby Pie

Do you enjoy baking, but find yourself pressed for time and lacking the energy to spend hours in the kitchen? If so, this recipe is for you! It has been a favorite of mine for years and it so quick and easy, calls for just a few ingredients, and most importantly it’s delicious!

I always make sure to keep the ingredients on hand because it is a great dessert to whip up for family gatherings, church meals, and pot lucks. I may have even won my husband over with this pie when we were teenagers!



Derby Pie:


  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 unbaked pie shell


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Melt margarine and add flour and sugar. Stir well. Add eggs & vanilla. Stir. Finally add chocolate chips and pecans. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool a bit before slicing (if you can wait!).

*I didn’t chop the pecans for the pie pictured above because I had a sleeping baby in the house. It still tasted great,but I do prefer the pecans chopped a bit.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Katie is the "virtual assistant" here at Family Friendly Frugality. Katie lives in south Georgia and is married to her high-school sweetheart. She is a Registered Nurse turned stay-at-home Mom to 2 kids just under 2 years apart. She is a busy Mom & Wife and loves blogging about frugality, cooking, couponing, and DIY projects.

7 thoughts on “Chocolate & Nut Pie”

  1. I make this for all holidays and when I want something sweet but not too sweet. Super easy and delicious. Put whipped cream on top and eat it hot or cold.

    1. I’d say more like a chocolate chip cookie pie, if that makes sense. It doesn’t have the syrup texture that pecan pie does.

  2. I love Derby Pie! Reminds me of my college days at UK! My mouth is drooling now. I’ll have to try this recipe!

  3. This sounds fantastic! I’m not really a fan of fruit pies so this recipe is perfect for me. I’ll have to find an excuse to try this out…shouldn’t be too hard : )

    Meredith @

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