Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie
Since this Saturday, May 4, is the running of the Kentucky Derby, I want to give you my recipe for Derby Pie, which I made for a prominent lawyer’s family for many years to have during their Derby Celebration. It’s a delicious Chocolate Pecan Pie you have to try!
You can purchase a ready-made crust or a Pillsbury crust that comes in a box with two rolled crusts that you place in a pie pan and crimp the edges. This is a good crust if you don’t want the trouble of making one from scratch.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup Karo light corn syrup
4 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup bourbon
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup toasted pecans or walnuts, shelled and chopped in half if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Roll out crust in a standard pie plate according to directions above, or use a pre-baked pie crust.
3. In a large mixing bowl, on medium speed with whisk attachment, whip butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and bourbon together until frothy.
4. Remove bowl from mixer, and fold in chocolate chips and pecans or walnuts. Blend well.
5. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until set.
6. Serve warm or cool completely before serving with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Yields: 8 slices
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