It is Kentucky Derby
week and what better recipe than Derby Pie, first created and served in
1950 by the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky. Although the original
recipe is a big secret, this is a delicious version with Jim Beam bourbon, first distilled in the Bluegrass hills of Kentucky in 1788 by Jacob Boehm of Germany!
Oven to 375
1 deep dish 9” unbaked pie crust
1 stick butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup light Karo
¼ t salt
1 1/3 t vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (I use pecans)
3 T (or more) of Jim Beam
I use the Food Processor
Add eggs, Karo, salt and vanilla.
Stir in chips, nuts and bourbon.
Pour into crust and bake 55+ minutes until set.
It hardens as it cools.