Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bourbon and pie are quite a pair

Saturday was the 137th Kentucky Derby and the BIL was unable to get tickets (at face value) so we will go another year.  Instead some neighbors came over for a Derby party which turned into my fav kind of gathering ~  one spent on the porch.  The weather was lovely for porch sitting.   I previously decided that we had to have Derby inspired pie for dessert.   It was super easy to make and the hubs loved it, he normally does not like walnuts.  I have a feeling this will be made more than just the 1st Saturday in May.

flour and sugar in mixing bowl

adding the choc chips
used a store bought crust
The pie recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of bourbon.  I was not a huge fan of bourbon, it is a little strong for me, but it is perfect in the pie.   I also made Mint Juleps using a recipe from Southern Living.   I prefer American Honey over the Woodford Reserve Bourbon.  That may be too sweet for some, but it was just right for me.
Derby Choc. Pie and a Mint Julep
I was unable to buy silver julep cups for this year, I will have them for the future.    Maybe I can find them on sale now that the Derby is over.   Cheers to Animal Kingdom!


  1. Gi-gi, this pie looks wonderfully delish! What do you think would be good in place of the bourbon? Or do think I could just leave it out?

    Hugs & Happy Blessings,

  2. @Tammy - I am sure you can leave it without altering the taste. I would add another teaspoon of vanilla.