|A classic southern pie, made with chocolate and pecans and affectionately known in the south as Dixie Pie is sure to please!|
Dixie PieThis is another one of those classic southern pies that's been around forever - and one that everybody has a slightly different version of; some use corn syrup making it similar to pecan pie, some use more eggs and make it more of a custard pie. Some use coconut, or raisins, or walnuts, or some combination of any or all of the above! And some, well, they add a nip of bourbon too.
In fact, if you use change the sugar to 1/2 granulated sugar with 1/2 brown sugar, add a nice hefty splash of Kentucky bourbon to the filling, and fold in the pecans/walnuts and chocolate chips with the pie filling and pour everything mixed up into the pie shell, you might have something fairly close to a copycat Kentucky Derby Race Day pie.
I like this version because to me this is simple and classic and I prefer both of those. A thin layer of chocolate on the bottom, topped with a filling that is reminiscent somewhat of a blondie and then a top layer of crunchy, toasty pecans. Helloooo darlin'.
And so easy! You don't even need to break out the mixer for this one - everything can be stirred right up in one bowl and and then poured over a pie crust topped with chocolate chips. And you can simplify it further by using a premade pie crust. I highly recommend Pillsbury.