Today the most exciting 2 minutes of sports will happen. Horses with interesting names like Orb, Verranzano, and Goldencents will race in the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. So get your hat out and enjoy some traditional Derby food like: Country Ham biscuits, Cucumber Sandwiches, Hot Brown’s, and Derby Pie.
P.S. Don’t forget the Mint Juleps!
Here is Doc’s favorite recipe for Derby Pie.
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup light Karo corn syrup
2 tablespoons Bourbon (If you don’t like
a strong bourbon flavor, use 1 tbsp.)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
One- 9 inch piecrust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In the mixing bowl of a mixer fitted with wire whip attachment, place the first seven ingredients and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes or until frothy. Evenly distribute pecans and chocolate chips in bottom of pastry shell. Pour filling on top of pecans and chocolate chips. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until filling sets. (When the pie is done, the entire filling will still jiggle when gently shaken. The filling will set up as it cools.) Yield: 8 to 10 slices.
Published in The News and Neighbor on May 4, 2013