I wanted to share with you a recipe for Race Day Pie – just in time for the Kentucky Derby. I am a KY girl through and through. If you can’t make it to the Derby you should at least bake this tasty dessert.
This is my Great Aunt Mary’s Race Day Pie Recipe passed down to me by my Mom. We love this delicious pie for any and all special occasions and of course once a year on Derby Day! If you are hosting a Derby Party be sure to check out this post. You can’t go wrong with a Derby party regardless of where you live.
This is “Derby Pie” however it can not be called that because the only people that are allowed to call it “Derby Pie” are the folks at Kerns Kitchen, located in KY, who have trade-marked the name.
Derby Day Recipes:
Race Day Pie
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. KY bourbon - optional
- 3/4 cup English walnuts I use pecans
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 whole unbaked pie crust (or make from scratch)
- Combine sugar, flour, butter, eggs and vanilla in a bowl. (Add optional bourbon.)
- Fold in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour in an unbaked 9" pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown, about 35 to 40 minutes until top is golden brown.
- When it cools, it will be thick and chewy.
- This is a very rich pie, slice into small pieces and serve with fresh whipped cream, may garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.