January 5, 2013

derby daze


I know there are a few more months before the Kentucky Derby, but it's not like I'll be attending anyway. All I really know about it is that it's an excuse for ladies to wear the most ridiculous hats ever created.


I like funny hats.

Heck, my whole family likes funny hats.


We also like pie, and this is a good one. It has the nuts and goo of a pecan pie, but with the addition of coconut and chocolate. Oh, and we mustn't leave out the bourbon--it's in there too.


This recipe is pretty much fool-proof to make and it tastes terrific too. If pies aren't your thing, you can also pour the goo onto a baked shortbread or cookie crust in a 13x9" pan and bake it about 30-35 minutes. Just like that, derby bars!


For maximum enjoyment, don a silly hat whilst eating this yummy pie. Chase it down with sips of mint julep as well, if you're so inclined.

Derby Pie
Ingredients:
  • One 9-inch pie crust, store-bought or homemade
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ounce butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, plus more for the top
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare crust and fit it into a pie plate.
Beat together the eggs and the sugar until blended.
Mix in the butter, corn syrup, and bourbon.
Fold in the chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut.
Pour this mixture into the prepared crust, then sprinkle the top with a little more coconut.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the coconut on top is browned and the pie is just a little bit jiggly.



29 comments:

bellini said...

Excellent pie, but you have to love the hats, especially the little ducky angel.

Joanne said...

I most certainly will not be attending any derby...but that has never stopped me from eating pie! this one sounds...ridiculous. In an awesome way.

Foodycat said...

That is my idea of the perfect pie!

Rosita Vargas said...

Excelente mezcla me encanta un pie irresistible,gran año 2013 para tí,hugs,hugs.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That pie looks amazing! Totally irresistible.

Cheers,

Rosa

Lisa-Marie said...

I think this might be a Southern tradition I have to adopt. That pie looks AH-mazing!

Holtnotes said...

Your pie looks and sounds delicious. The cutie pie at the end of your post is a show stopper.

Susan said...

Looks wonderful! My sons girlfriend makes the best Derby Pie I ever had!

Susan

Pam said...

Someone needs to come make me this pie. Hint. Hint.

Erica said...

What a cute baby and beautiful hats!!!! The pie looks and sounds delicious,Grace! I am a huge pecan pie fan and this version sounds even better!

Lisa said...

Great pie, Grace! I love the idea of making bars from the pie filling. And, as ever, I am late to the party but....Happy New Year!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I must admit to a slight fascination with hats. Although I do think your chicken hat is the grandest and should win the big prize! :D

I Wilkerson said...

This looks like the perfect pie! I will have to give it a try (after I take off my Christmas weight gain :( )

Barbara said...

Is that you in the duck hat? Love it!
Your Derby pie is marvelous...although I confess I've always preferred old fashioned pecan. I am so boring!

Juliana said...

Wow Grace, this pie looks like the way that I like...gooey and lots of pecan...looks delicious.
Happy 2013 and have a great week ahead!

vanillasugarblog said...

oh the hats
i haven't tuned into that for years
maybe i should to see the hats

Ellen said...

looks like a great recipe! bourbon is a nice addition

Deborah said...

Now those are some great hats! And this is a great pie!

Chineka (savorthebaking) said...

I love anything that resembles pecan pie. This pie is definitely a winner for me, especially with the addition of chocolate.

wakanetwork said...

Your family just want to be unique to everyone. The last picture was so cute :)

Kerstin said...

Yay for fun hats - love it! I've never had Derby pie but the coconut and chocolate addition sounds amazing.

Laura said...

Yum. And yes please to the idea of it on shortbread.

Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) said...

What I would give for a slice of this right now! I love all of these flavors on their own, so to combine them would be divine!

Carolyn Jung said...

Where's my fork when I need it? That pie looks worth every calorie and every extra workout I would need to do to finish it. ;)

goldentouch said...

You say in your blog "no corn syrup", but when I read the recipe it says 3/4 cup dark corn syrup. What gives?

grace said...

@goldentouch: good call, that's a real boner on my part. thank you for paying attention!

~~louise~~ said...

Look what I missed when I went on my blogging hiatus. Oh my, Derby Pie!

so glad I got to feast my eyes on it Grace. It's no wonder Taste Of Home chose to feature you and your pie!!!

Congrats! and thanks for sharing, Grace...

sandy said...

oh my that looks delicious! Love that last little chickadee hat, too cute!

~~louise~~ said...

Yeah! I found you! I don't usually buy TOH but when I read you were in it, I just had to buy it. Only thing was, no matter how many times I thumbed and thumbed I just could not find you. I finally put on my glasses and there you were on page 14!

Congratulations Grace! Your smile and that delicious looking pie took up almost the whole page. No blurbs for you, lol...