By Kevin Williams
I picked up this wonderful pie at a Brethren bakery outside of Dayton, Ohio. The area west and northwest of Dayton has the largest Brethren population in the United States. For newbies here, the German Baptist Brethren are a Plain church that shares similarities to the Amish, but they are more progressive when it comes to technology and there are some theological differences.
Anyway, I picked up this pie, but, sheesh, I don't think I'll tell you the name of it because the name is actually copyrighted and the owners of that copyright are not shy about litigating. So this bakery, who I am sure is not aware of the penchant for litigation, is living dangerously. So let's just call this pie YBRED PIE. You can turn the word around to come up with the actual name.
The pie reminded me a lot of oatmeal pie, that classic Amish confection. There are some key differences in the recipe. Namely, the addition of chocolate chips and a splash of alcohol give it some flavor.
I found a good recipe for Derby Pie here. I'll let that blog take its chances with the name!:) Meanwhile, we really enjoyed the pie by warming it up for about 30 seconds in the microwave and then plopping a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of it. Double yum!