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."


Credit: Ashley Greene

Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins
8 to 10


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.