Ashley Greene's Derby Pie

Ashley Greene is a familiar face from the Twilight films and is appearing in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas on My Mind this December. The Florida native shares her memories of this beloved family holiday dessert below:"The Derby Pie is something my Aunt Ida makes every Christmas specifically for me. I'm not a huge sweets person but there is a decadence the chocolate layer brings, a richness from the pecan, and if you add a pinch of salt it's a perfect salty sweet savory pie. A warm slice with some ice cream is something I look forward to every holiday season."

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Photo: Ashley Greene
Total Time:
75 mins
8 to 10


  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 3/4 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 9-inch pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 325. In large mixing bowl beat eaggs at high speed until foamy, about 3 minutes. Beat in flour, sugar, brown sugar until well blended. Beat in softened butter. Stir in pecans and chips. Pour into pie crust.

  2. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and cent comes out clean, and top is golden brown. Cool. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

  3. Note: If you use a frozen pie shell, use the deep dish style and thaw completely. Place on cookie sheet and increase baking time by 10 minutes.

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