The Kentucky Derby Pie is a decadent treat that should be eaten whenever sweet cravings call.
It's Derby Day and time for all the best Kentucky has to offer. From mint juleps to Kentucky hot browns, and finally the Kentucky Derby pie; Kentucky favorites won't disappoint.
Why is this pie so good? It's a decadent treat that cuts the bourbon with the perfect amount of sweetness. It's not the Derby without the bourbon. When in Rome or Kentucky-
My sister-in-love gave me this recipe. Every holiday, she's in charge of the pies. Kentucky Derby pie is a family favorite. There are always two pies; one with a semi-sweet chocolate chip and the other with butterscotch chips. For Derby Day, it's time to try dark chocolate chips.
Two eggs slightly beaten
One cup of sugar
1/4 cup of flour
1/2 cup melted butter; cooled
One cup of dark chocolate chips
One tsp vanilla
One cup of chopped pecans
One deep dish pie crust
Mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients. Combine. Add to frozen pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set. Let it cool. Top with whipped cream and a sprig of mint. Keep the theme going!
The Kentucky Derby Mint Julep is a tradition.
The mint julep is a simply-crafted cocktail that dates back to the 18th century. According to several sources, the Kentucky Derby has served the refreshing drink for over a century. In 1939, the mint julep became the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.
As the horses run for the roses. ladies wear their fine hats, and gentlemen are dressed in tailored suits, the mint julep is enjoyed by all. If you're interested in making the cocktail yourself, follow these simple directions for the perfect springtime drink.
A stem of mint for muddling and garnish
1/2 ounce of simple sugar or simply a splash of water
Crushed ice filled to the rim
A shot and a half of bourbon - Woodford Reserve
Muddle 3 - 4 sprigs of spearmint or preferred mint
Add crushed ice
Splash water or simple sugar
Garnish with mint
Keep cool. Refrigerate if possible and 'you're off' to a fantastic summer break!