In honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend, I thought I’d share this in case you want to celebrate it by eating some pie. I know that’s how I prefer to celebrate most things. Pie makes everything better! You can always throw a mint julep in there too, perhaps put on a big hat while you’re at it. LOL
I found this yummy pie in The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. I had never made a pecan pie, in fact, I wasn’t even sure I’d ever eaten a pecan pie so I was up for the challenge. I’m happy to say this pie is rich and delicious!
1 refrigerated pie crust
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 cups dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1-1/2 teaspoons flour
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Kentucky bourbon
1-1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1-3/4 cups pecan halves **I used smaller pecan pieces.**
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together both sugars, the corn syrup, salt, flour, and eggs. Stir in the vanilla, bourbon, and butter. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
Pour the filling into the unbaked pie shell. Place the pie dish on a baking sheet and bake for an hour and 15 minutes, or until the pie is firm around the edges and just a bit loose in the center.
Cool at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!!