Friday, April 26, 2013

Derby Dessert

The Kentucky Derby is always the first Saturday in May, this is so good I am sure I will make it more often than once a year!  When I think of the Derby I think of two things- Big Fancy Hats and Derby Pie.  This famous dessert was originally made by a restaurant in Kentucky and their recipe is a family secret.  This is my take on their secret.  This is actually a recipe that Tracy's mother-in-law has been making for over 30 years and it is still a favorite.  I like to serve mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  YUM!!!!

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tablespoon Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup of Butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Light Karo Syrup
  • 1/2 Pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoonSalt
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Perfect Pie Crust
Prepare the Perfect Pie Crust as directed in a previous post or you can cheat and use a store bought crust.  Preheat oven to 375.  Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and karo syrup.
 Then add in salt, vanilla, and bourbon.  Last, stir in pecans and chocolate chips.
 Pour into unbaked pie crust.
 Bake for 40-50 minutes.  Let cool for about an hour.  Enjoy!