KENTUKY DERBY PIE- Part 1: A CLASSY DESSERT TRADITIONALLY SERVED DURING KENTUCKY DERBY WEEK; EXCEPT THAT NOW YOU CAN ENJOY IT AT HOME!
In rare occasions I use recipes that are not mine originally. This is one of those times. I have this recipe for years. A friend gave it to me handwritten and said “you have never tasted a pie like this in your life”. She was right, this recipe is not what you expect when is served to you as a “pie”; however, it is so deliciously good.
It’s been said that this recipe originated over 50 years ago as a specialty pastry of a nice hotel in Kentucky, (I Google it and it is the Melrose Inn, Prospect, Kentucky). Also, that the recipe is/was top secret. Therefore, my friends, my dessert today could be the real thing or probably not. Needless to say, it doesn’t matter because I always do my own twist, (even to my own recipes, smile). For instance, I didn’t use walnuts in this one and instead of Kentucky Bourbon I used Vanilla and Amaretto Disaronno. In other occasions I use pecans and chocolate liquor. Hope that you try it, you will like it.
Approximate Prep and Cooking: 40 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $7.17 (or .90 cents per serving).
2 whisked eggs at room temperature (.30)
1 stick of melted butter (Land o’ Lake at Walmart $1.31)
1 cup of sugar (.50)
½ cup of self-rising (.65)
1 cup of chocolate chips ($2.71/bag) (1 cup = $1.36)
1 tbsp. of vanilla (.45)
1 tbsp. Amaretto Disaronno (.50)
2 9-inch pie crust partially baked (I used the frozen type of make your own) ($2.10)
Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees.
Bake the pie crust briefly, about 5-8 minutes, remove from oven let is cool.
In a medium size bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and add the melted butter that is at room temperature and beat.
Add the sugar to the bowl and beat until you see the batter is real smooth.
Add the vanilla and Amaretto Disaronno.
Add the flour until it is all incorporated.
Bring the pie crust back and add the chocolate chips, that is your chocolate bottom layer. (Or you can add it to the dough before pouring it into the pie crust.)
Pour your batter into the pie crust.
Bake for approx. 35 minutes, (depending on your oven) the top should be golden yummy and when a toothpick is inserted into the center, it come out clean.
You can eat this pie cool or warm, either way it will blow your mind!
HACK: If you eat it warm, dump a scoop of vanilla or butter pecan ice cream on top, and if you want to go further, make fresh caramel sauce and squeeze it over the ice cream as well. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Then, remember not to eat anything but water the next day! Ha, ha, ha.
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