March 14, 2019

Kentucky Derby Pie for Pi Day

It's Pi(e) Day and y'all know I couldn't pass sup a chance to bake up another favorite pie for dessert!
This Kentucky Derby Pie is heaven in a pie shell I kid you not! This is inspired by my Kentucky family and my memories as a kiddo visiting them in my frilly dresses and big hats and going to the horse races. 
.The Kentucky Derby Pie is a decadent pecan and chocolate pie that is to die for! It was created at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky and is still popular today all over the South!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp bourbon (optional)
  • 1 prepared pie crust, unbaked
  • ice cream. for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Defrost a premade pie shell or press pie dough into a 8 or 9 inch pie plate. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Mix all pie ingredients together in a bowl except pecans and chocolate. Stir well.
  4. Add chopped pecans and chocolate chips and mix.
  5. Pour into the pie shell.
  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes until set.
  7. Let cool then slice and sever with a scoop of ice cream.

Defrost a premde pie shell or press pie dough into a 8 or 9 inch pie plate. 
Place on a baking sheet.
I like to measure out all my ingredients before baking. 
Saves time and makes sure you don't forget anything!
 Farm fresh eggs are the best. I use mine at room temp for baking. 
 I prefer semi sweet chocolate over milk.
 I also use chopped pecans instead of pecan halves because it makes the pie easier to cut. 
 I love baking with brown sugar. 
So for this recipe I added half white and half brown sugar.
 Mix all pie ingredients together in a bowl except pecans and chocolate. 
 Stir well.
 Add chopped pecans and chocolate chips and mix.
 Pour into the pie shell.
 Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes until set.
Let cool for
Slice and serve with a scoop of ice cream. 

 Happy Pi(e) Day! 

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