Kentucky Derby and Pie

Today is the Kentucky Derby. Events have been leading up to this day for the past three weeks. It is always a special time here in the Bluegrass. It lets you know that summer is truly coming, it’s time to plant the garden and prepare for the numerous outdoor projects that are on your to-do list but for today, I give you Kentucky Derby and pie.

There is something magical that happens when you mix chocolate and bourbon. That taste…

I’ve published this Derby Pie-My Version post before, but I made one again today (it’s the spring-like weather we’re having) and I wanted to include it in my 365 easy recipes challenge.

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This Derby Pie-My Version is definitely easy to make. Derby Pie is a trademark by Kern’s Kitchen.

Derby Pie-My Version 

1/2 cup butter melted and cooled

2 eggs

1cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1 cup chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups pecans

2Tbls. bourbon

Cool Whip (optional)

Beat eggs with butter. Add flour and sugar. Beat until mixed. Stir in chocolate chips, pecans and bourbon. Pour into a frozen pie shell. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Cool. Top with Cool Whip when serving.

My alterations to Derby Pie-My Version :): I don’t cool the butter. Sue me. I don’t add all the chocolate chips or pecans. Maybe half, and I only use 1 tablespoon of bourbon. The lesser amounts of chips and pecans makes for a gooier pie. However you choose to make it, this pie doesn’t last long!

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