derby pie

Did you watch the Kentucky Derby yesterday?  We didn’t, but that won’t stop us from enjoying Kentucky Derby Pie for Sunday dinner tonight.  Credit for this yummy treat goes to my sister Kathryn, collector of all fabulous recipes, who got it from her Kentucky friend, Cheryl.

 Kentucky Derby Pie

Mix: 1 c sugar

1/2 c flour

1/4 c melted butter

Add: 2 beaten eggs

Add: 1 c pecans

1 c chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

Bake in an unbaked pie crust for one hour at 350.  Serve warm with ice cream.

If you don’t know how to make a pie crust, please learn.  This is our family’s easy recipe:

1 1/3 c flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 c vegetable oil

2 T. cold water

Mix flour and salt together.  Add oil and blend thoroughly with a fork.  Sprinkle with water, mix in and form a ball.  This rolls out easily between two sheets of wax paper (if you wet the countertop slightly, the wax paper won’t slip).  Peel off the top paper and flip into pie pan, then peel off the other paper.  Press slightly into pan, then trim edges as you wish.  For a baked shell, prick with a fork and bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes.


2 thoughts on “derby pie

  1. Emily

    What a very fun tradition. I’ve always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby–it seems so Southern Aristocrat and for one curious reason or another, that just appeals to my sensibilities. Mmmmm — and this is recipe appeals to every one of my tastebuds, too!


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