Monday, May 18, 2015

Kentucky Derby Day Pie Palooza!

This recipe is a family tradition. This recipe come from the rendition of a pie called Derby Pie that is traditionally made to celebrate the running of the Kentucky Derby, which takes place the first Saturday in may every year. You can trace this dish back as far as the 1960s. This recipe is a culture in origin. This dish personally ties into my family because my family is from Louisville Kentucky. This dish is different from others like it because it’s usually made with a pastry crust and walnuts but ours is different because we make it with graham cracker crust and no nuts. This dish had affected America by being able to make a Kentucky Derby Pie at home gives everyone around the country the opportunity to connect to a great horse racing tradition every May.

Kentucky Derby Pie

1 stick of butter, softened
1 c. of sugar
2 eggs, beaten
½ c. flour
pinch of salt

1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chopped pecans (optional)
1 deep dish graham cracker crust or dough pie crust (whichever you prefer)

Cooking Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350°
Cream butter and sugar
Add beaten eggs, flour, salt and vanilla
Add chocolate chips and pecans, if using.  Stir well.  
Pour into the pie crust and bake for 30 minutes or until center is set

Delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream!
*See back to previous post on Ice Cream Making*

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do! I look forward to reading your comments and new ideas if any about the pie! Also if you're having ice cream with it make sure to post a selfie with your sundae and pie!

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