Originally Posted by SDDean
It's called Derby Pie. It contains pecans, chocolate chips, margarine, flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla. Nothing in the recipe has changed in 30 years. Stove is 7 years old. Not sure what is causing it...thus the inquiry. And there may not be a real answer (based on search on other sites), but thought I'd try.
I'm a bit vague about this but could it have something to do with the chocolate chips? On a Food Network demo the cook was using chopped chocolate from a block of chocolate. She said not to use chocolate chips because they have additives in them that stop them melting satisfactorily. Perhaps the chips your recipe was devised for were different to the current ones?
Sorry, I said I was a bit vague about it. It was a long time back and I can't find a reference to the episode