Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy Derby Day

Happy Derby Day Everyone 
Here in Kentucky the Derby is huge. We take two weeks fill it with activities like Thunder over Louisville, The Ballon Glow and much more. Then finish with the famous horse race known as The Kentucky Derby. But, for many locals we dont actually go to the Derby. We go to the Kentucky Oaks. This is the day before then on saturday we will have or go to a Derby party. One of the traditional Recipes at these parties and the Derby is a Derby Pie. Now this recipe varies depending on where you get it I choose to post the one I like the best. This pie recipe is similar to the Melrose Inn's famous version which has been served at the race for over 50 years. 
Makes 1 Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ready-made piecrust


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and butter; mix to combine. Stir in the bourbon, walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt. Pour the mixture into the unbaked piecrust. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing.


* Note: If you ever include a similar recipe in a cookbook, you can't legally call it a "Derby Pie" recipe. The name "Derby Pie" is trademarked, and the owners of the name are very aggressive protecting the name "Derby Pie."
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