Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saddle up for some Derby Day Pie....

It's Post Time!

Get your ovens ready to bake and your horses ready to run.
Grab a traditional Mint Julep .
Sit back and enjoy the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell


Combine first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until blended. Stir in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour into pie pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack.

*Photo from internet


  1. Boy does this look good! Not sure what I'm making today for the Derby. We've got the Bulls in Game 7 tonight too. It's a big day at my house!!

  2. I am SO glad I had breakfast before reading that ... xo

  3. That looks so rich and delicious!

  4. I haven't had breakfast yet and this looks fabulous! Oh My! Pecan Pie! Thanks for sharing. Mumzie :)

  5. Oh my stars, that looks sooo yummy, save me piece, I'll be right over!!!! Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to give this yummy delight a try!!!
    ♥ Teresa

  6. Yummmm....

    What a wonderful bedtime snack that would be...well, wonderful tasting anyway...

    Glad it is out of reach.
    Too tempting for the likes of me.

  7. Wow, what a great recipe. I did watch the running today and it was such fun. What a finish. Thanks also for stopping by my Kit. Redo and leaving such kind comments. I really do love the granite island, and I'm sure you enjoy yours too. Maybe someday I can replace the other counters with granite. Hugs, Marty

  8. That recipe looks fantastic! I have to try that as soon as possible! We used to have derby bbq's when we lived in OH...I miss that!

  9. I simply cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks for stopping by and introducing me to your wonderful blog. Your recipes and other posts look great and I know I will visit often.
    ~J~ @

  10. Oh that looks about 10 pounds right to the thighs!! sure, and me and the Boss just started our diet do know how to make someone cry...

  11. How happy am I to have scrolled down to get this recipe!! I can't wait to try this decadent treat. I would imagine after a couple slices I'll have a spring in my step.

    Sweet Wishes,

  12. that looks awesome,,,,wish I had a piece right not!!

  13. My husband is a chocoholic so thankyou for this recipe on his behalf!


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