I am not a horse racing fan, but we always watch the Kentucky Derby. I feel the best way to watch the race is with a Mint Julep in one hand and a slice of this pie in the other. This pie is a cross between a chocolate chip cookie and pecan pie. It is great slightly warm with a big dollop of bourbon whipped cream.
Here are a few of my other favorite Derby Party recipes:
Kentucky Derby Cookie Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream
adapted from The Washington Post
1 regular frozen pie crust (not deep dish)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
Bourbon Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp Maker's Mark Bourbon
Preheat oven to 325.
Melt butter, and cool for about 5 minutes. Combine flour and sugar. Whisk in melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir in nuts.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on the bottom of the pie crust. Pour pecan mixture over chocolate chips.
Bake for 1 hour. Serve with Bourbon Whipped Cream.
To make the cream, Whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar and bourbon. (I chill my mixing bowl in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before adding the cream and sugar). Whip at high speed for 1-2 minutes.