A couple of you commented and several of you emailed me asking about a Kentucky Derby Pie recipe.
I must preface this by saying....I AM NOT A BAKER! In fact, my Bisquick biscuits? They are hard as rocks on the outside and batter on the inside. I.don't.bake. If you are like me, you can order your pie from www.derbypie.com.
Husband on the other hand can make a mean peach cobbler, from scratch, in pure southern fashion. I craved it during my pregnancy....3 times a week....and if we didn't have peaches in stock, I asked for the "cake part."
But, I digress.
Kentucky Derby Pie.
I made this pie once, turned out pretty good, so I'll give you this recipe. It is called the "Museum Winner's Pie" out of the Kentucky Derby Museum cookbook. I have added my own notes to the recipe for your knowledge and amusement.
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup flour
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. Ky Bourbon (ahem...Maker's Mark) or 1 tsp. vanilla
*Note: This is not Derby pie without the bourbon, so just ignore the vanilla part.
**Fun Fact: did you know bourbon is only made in Kentucky? So if someone says they've had Tennessee bourbon, politely correct them, as they are wrong.
Again, I digress.
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 9-inch pie shell, partially baked
*Again, I am not a baker, but if you want an authentic pie, you should make the pie from scratch.....with lard!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add beaten eggs, flour, salt and Kentucky bourbon (or vanilla....whatever?) Add chocolate chips and nuts. Stir well. Pour into partially baked pie shell and bake for 30 minutes, or until center is set. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream....or as I prefer....completely by itself!
Happy Sunday y'all and and even bigger HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to my Husband (who is cooking right now because, I don't cook), to my Daddy (my hero) and my Daddy-in-Law (my comfort)!! Love to you all from Husband, Lallie and I!!