Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kentucky Derby Pie

This coming Saturday is the 137th Run for the Roses, the most exciting 2 minutes in sports.  I've gone to the Kentucky Derby the past 3 years but am unable to make it this year so we are going to celebrate at home, in Minnesota, with a small get together.  Derby Pie is the perfect treat for Derby day.
 The ingredients you will need are:
1/2 C. Butter (melted)
1/4 C. White Sugar
3/4 C. Brown Sugar
3/4 C. Light Corn Syrup (Karo)
4 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 C. Bourbon
3/4 C. Gourmet Chocolate Chips
1 1/4 C. Toasted Pecans or Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the melted butter, white sugar, brown sugar, light corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and bourbon.  Mix the ingredients until frothy.  Fold in the gourmet chocolate chips and toasted pecans or walnuts.  Be sure to blend well. 

 After all ingredients have been mixed together, pour into a prepared pie crust.

This is what the pie looks like before baking.  Bake for 50-60 minutes, until set.  Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Oops!  I accidentally cut the pie into pieces and started eating it before getting a picture of the baked pie.  I am making another one this Saturday for the Kentucky Derby so I will be sure to add a picture.  I wonder if this will be the year for a Triple Crown winner?  Who are you going to bet on; Uncle Mo, Watch Me Go, Santiva?  Or do you think Jockey Calvin Borel, who has won 3 out of the last 4 years, will win again riding Twice the Appeal?  Whoever it is, I am looking forward to race day!

So here it is, a picture of the final product!  I resisted eating this pie until I was able to get a picture.  It didn't last long on Derby Day though. 

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