Monday, June 17, 2013

Derby Pie for Birthdays

       Traditionally served at the annual Kentucky Derby Horse race, Kentucky bourbon chocolate walnut pie was delicious as a birthday dessert. Jim Boyd and Al McLeod were not at the Kentucky Derby but they enjoyed (along with wives Liz and Ruth) this pie.

The recipe is similar to the Melrose Inn's famous version which has been served at the race for over 50 years. We also love Chocolate Lover's Delight Pie on page of 152 of Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

 Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie
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.

Makes 1 Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes