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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Running for the Roses - Derby Time Pie

Hubby and I used to go to the Kentucky Derby every year.  What a special and fun event it is!  I always looked forward to seeing beautiful Churchill Downs, and the magnificent horses!  I loved buying dresses and HATS to wear to the events!  We used to stay at the Seelbach Hotel downtown, an old Louisville hotel that has been renovated.  Derby Pie was served everywhere you went.  This recipe is from the Junior League of Owensboro, Kentucky cookbook.  Enjoy Derby Day, and good luck if you have picked a favorite horse to win the special event!

1 unbaked 9" pie shell
6 TBS sugar
2 TBS brown sugar
1/2 TBS flour
1/2 C butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C dark Karo syrup
1/2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C Pecans

Mix sugars and flour.  In another bowl, mix eggs, vanilla and syrup; add to sugar mixture.  Add chocolate chips and pecans.  Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake  at 350F until almost firm, about 45 minutes.
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  1. Thanks for sharing this... I wish I could get it together in time for the race, maybe.

  2. Hi Patsy, this cake sounds so yummy, everything I love. I will be watching the race on tv. I have never been but one day hope to be there, sipping a mint julep. xo

  3. This sounds absolutely delicious! With chocolate chips included, it HAS to be a winner!

  4. It sounds like so much fun to go to the derby. This pie sounds fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  5. i love derby pie and haven't made it in a long time! Once I made it for some guests and they thought it was too rich. Nothing is ever too rich or sweet for me!!!