Ok, so I gave you a flaky pie crust recipe a couple of days ago and I sure hope you have a hunk of dough sitting in your freezer right now because you are definitely going to want to make this derby pie tonight.
I received the base of this recipe from a friend I used to work with in which this was from her grandmother and tweaked it slightly to our liking.
If you live in Kentucky, you definitely know a good derby pie when you see or taste one. But you don’t have to live in Kentucky to appreciate this recipe.
All I can tell you is make this right now. Clear your schedule, get your tastebuds ready, make sure you add a good vanilla ice cream to your grocery list and get to baking.
I love to serve this warm alongside a good creamy, vanilla ice cream.
I add bourbon to this as well, because let’s be honest, we can’t live in bourbon country and not appreciate good bourbon! I definitely recommend adding the bourbon but it’s totally optional and tastes delightful without it as well.
Get ready to want to put your whole face in this goodness!
Kentucky Bourbon Derby Pie
1 stick (1/2 c) salted butter, melted and cooled
2 beaten eggs
3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c chopped pecans
1/3 c self rising flour
1 c granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp bourbon (optional)
1 deep dish pie crust
Quality vanilla ice cream (optional but pretty necessary)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prick pie crust all over with fork and place in preheating oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while you mix your pie ingredients.
Melt your stick of butter and let cool.
Combine beaten eggs, butter, sugar, and flour until combined.
Add your nuts, chocolate chips, vanilla (and bourbon if using) and mix until combined.
Pour batter into pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, until top crust is golden brown.
Let cool slightly if serving pretty immediately.
Serve alongside quality vanilla ice cream.