Derby Pie Derby Pie

In May the most exciting 2 minutes of horse racing will thrill sports enthusiasts. Horses with interesting names will race in the Kentucky Derby. Put on your fascinator hat and enjoy some traditional Derby foods: Country Ham biscuits, Cucumber Sandwiches, Hot Brown’s, and Derby Pie. This is Doc’s favorite recipe for Derby pie.
P.S. Don’t forget the Mint Juleps! 

Derby Pie

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup light Karo corn syrup
3 eggs
1 tablespoon Bourbon, optional
1/4 teaspoon iodized salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
One 9-inch unbaked piecrust

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place the first seven ingredients in the mixing bowl of a mixer fitted with wire whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed 3 to 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 50 to 60 minutes or until filling sets. When the pie is done, the middle will still jiggle when gently shaken. The filling will set up as it cools. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy, friends!

Published in The News and Neighbor on April 27, 2022.

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