Technically, we can't call this Derby Pie since the restaurant (or hotel?) that first started making it is protective of that name. So, we'll call this Kentucky Derby-like Pie. It's yummy--basically a giant blonde brownie in a crust. Since the Derby is the first Saturday in May, it's a good day to post it! We do a Derby day with our neighbors each year--they provide mint juleps and we make the pie. This year, they're throwing Kentucky Hot Browns into the mix as well--I'll post that recipe at some point.
Based on this recipe here.
- 1/2 c. butter, melted
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 t. vanilla
- 2 T. bourbon (optional)
- 3/4-1 1/4 c. chocolate chips (can there be too many?)
- 3/4-1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
- 9-inch unbaked pie crust
- Combine all ingredients and mix with fork.
- Bake in pie crust at 350 for 45-60 minutes, or until brown on top and filling is cooked. Note that the top may brown before the filling is fully cooked. You're looking for a gooey brownie texture, not runny, but not fully cake-y, either. If top is browning too quickly, simply cover with foil.