Friday, May 1, 2015

Kentucky Derby Treat - Recipe of the Week


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

Beat butter and sugar.
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.