Kentucky Derby Pie

Photo by: K. Henriques

Happy Pi Day! In honor of this day we had to celebrate with some kind of pie so my husband made his famous chocolate chess pie (which I’m realizing I’ve never made on here before so I’ll try to remedy that soon) and I made Kentucky Derby Pie to take to my family. I’ve made Kentucky Derby Pie before so this time I wanted to try a different recipe to see how it turned out. One major difference between this recipe and the ones I’ve tried before is that it uses walnuts rather than pecans but for the most part everything else is the same.

Similar to the recipe I used last time, this is such an easy pie to throw together. I’m still using my homemade vanilla extract, but since this recipe called for bourbon I decided to use the bourbon vanilla extract in addition to the actual bourbon for a little complexity! I made two pies at once which is always a little risky as there’s a chance one pie ends up with more chocolate chips or something depending on how it pours out of the mixing bowl. I think it turned out okay, but my sister said she wished it had a little more chocolate chips so you might consider that when making it as I’d rather have a little too much chocolate chips than too little.

They smelled wonderful while baking and looked good when they came out of the oven. I didn’t get a chance to taste this since I was making them for family but my sister said it was nice a doughy (her words) in a good way. I’m not quite sure what that means but it was a compliment apparently since she said it was really good. I asked how it tasted with walnuts since we usually use pecans and she said it wasn’t a big difference so it’s nice to know that could be used as a replacement to pecans if needed.

Baking Ease10
Time Spent10

Recipe Used: The Spruce Eats

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