Platte County Pie



 Have you  been to Platte County, MO?  Try one of their favorites, Platte County Pie.

It is fun to go through my archives of recipe books that I have made  by writing recipes out of magazines.  I came across the recipe for Platte County Pie.  The recipe I use was out of  Bon Appetit, 1978, from the Frolics Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri.    

Platte County Pie

A slice of Platte County Pie







Is it a pie or cookie?

Everyone likes to indulge in chocolate and pecans, this is one soft pie that is like a big cookie, thick and sweet with a flaky pastry dough holding it together.  Who can refuse such a pie?

Platte County Pie

Platte County Pie

Platte County Pie

Platte County Pie

Julia Ann
A rich and sweet pie of chocolate chips and pecans, one thick cookie. It becomes everyone's favorite indulgence.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell


  • Beat eggs in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add flour and sugar, beat 2 minutes.
  • Add, vanilla, butter, pecans and chocolate chips.
  • Blend well.
  • Pour in pie shell.
  • Bake 60 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.


Platte County Pie from Bon Appetit, 1978, from the Frolics Restaurant, Kansas, Missouri.


Ready to serve Platte County Pie

Ready to serve Platte County Pie

There are many Platte County Pie recipes on the internet; there are similarities to the Kentucky Derby Pie which has an interesting story.


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2 thoughts on “Platte County Pie

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  2. Cara Fowler

    Lifelong Platte Country resident here. I have some how never had this pie. I have always known about the recipe, but just never had it. So thank you for posting it, because I am going to make it.


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