Make Some Yummy Kentucky Derby Pie!
The Kentucky Derby will be run on May 7th, 2011. The Derby is the longest continually run sporting event in the United States, and has often been dubbed “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” This race is all about tradition, and Derby pie is one of the most delicious of all the race day traditions!
The recipe for Derby Pie originated over a half century ago as the specialty pastry of the Melrose Inn at Prospect, Kentucky. It is also known as Thoroughbred Pie, but whatever the name, it sure is yummy!
Ingredients for Pie Crust:
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tsp. sugar
• 1 cup butter, cut up
• 1/4 cup ice water, more or less
Ingredients for Filling:
• 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, melted
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
• 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
• 2 T. Kentucky Bourbon
Directions for Crust:
• Mix all except water in food processor until crumbly.
• Slowly add ice water until mixture just holds together.
• Wrap in a flat circle in plastic wrap and chill overnight.
• Form into pie pan.
Directions for Filling:
• Beat eggs with cooled butter.
• Add flour and sugar.
• Beat until mixed well.
• Gently fold in pecans, chocolate & bourbon.
• Add mixture to pie shell.
• Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until set.
• Serve with fresh whipped cream.
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