Rita’s clone of Kentucky Derby pie
Authentic Kentucky Derby pie is a closely guarded secret and even the name is copyrighted. Probably my most requested recipe this time of year. I’ve changed the recipe up a bit and here it is.
Start with an unbaked pie crust
3 large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 stick butter, melted and cooled
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Up to 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Splash of Bourbon whiskey (optional but good)
Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs and then beat in sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in bourbon, nuts and chocolate. Bake about 40- 55 minutes or until filling is puffed and crust is golden. Cool and serve with whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.