O. M. G. My mouth started watering with just the thought of writing this post. If you read my last post, you may recall me mentioning that my mom makes the best pies ever. Seriously. And the one I am sharing with you today is one of my absolute favorites – Dixie Pie.
Have you ever heard of dixie pie? Often times, when I mention it to people, their first response is “What’s that?” After looking around on the internet a bit, I realized that most mentions of dixie pie referred to Tippins dixie pie. I’m not sure if that is where the inspiration for this recipe came from or not. But regardless, you are in for a treat.
One year when I was a kid, we got together with my aunt’s family who lived in Denver, CO. My mom decided to take one pie request from every person there and make every single request she got. I think she assumed that there would be a lot of repeats. But nope, she ended up with 9 different pie requests. She made every single one. It was quite a spread!
Nowadays, she doesn’t make nearly that many, but dixie pie is often among the few that do get baked (usually per my request).
My paternal grandmother used to make dixie pie a lot, and it was always a hit with my family. At some point, my mom modified my grandmother’s recipe a bit, and that is the recipe we have been using ever since.
If you’ve never heard of dixie pie, it is somewhat similar to pecan pie. The filling contains chocolate, though, and walnuts are used, instead of pecans. Is your mouth watering as badly as mine is yet?
If so, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here’s the recipe.
*Note: Unlike the cherry pie, you just need a regular pie pan for this pie, not a deep pan.
- Pastry shell
- 3 eggs
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. butter (melted)
- 1/2 c. light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. chocolate chips
- 1 c. chopped walnuts
- 3 Tbsp. bourbon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Chop walnuts, if not already chopped, and soak in bourbon while mixing other ingredients.
- Beat eggs well.
- Add sugar, corn syrup, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add melted butter, and mix well.
- Then, add chocolate chips (regular or mini will work) and walnuts.
- Mix everything together and dump into pie shell.
- Bake covered lightly with foil for 20-25 minutes. Then bake uncovered for another 20-25, until pie is nicely browned.
- Let fully cool.
- The pie will likely still be pretty jiggly when it is pulled out of the oven. It should set up firmly by the time it cools.