Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter and the Derby?

Easter is in April and the Derby is in May! But here in Kentucky and the south, we don't have Easter without the Derby pie!

Kentucky Derby Pie

(from my mama~Linda Lowry)

My mama’s Derby Pie is smack your mama good! It’s a southern pie with walnuts and chocolate chips. You can use pecans in substitute for the walnuts, but I really like my walnuts!

½ cup melted butter

1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ cup Walnuts or pecans (your choice not both!)
¾ cup chocolate chips (or more if you really want it gooey!)

Mix in the order that’s written under the ingredients. This is very important. Pour the mixture into an unbaked 9 inch pie shell. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

Enjoy this amazing video of an artist decorating eggs. 

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  1. Your recipe for Kentucky Derby Pie looks easy to make and yummy too.

  2. Yummy, I am going to try and make this. Wish me luck. lol

  3. That egg art is amazing! Frances Hampton

  4. The pie looks great--for my family I'd need to just have it be chocolate chips only, hubby and daughter don't like nuts.

  5. I can hear my arteries harden without taking a single bite of that Derby Pie. It sounds TOTALLY worth it.

  6. Thanks for the recipe, I may have to try it (I'm a pecan kind of girl). I loved the video of the egg art, I went to high school with a girl whose family made them, they are incredible. She tried to show us how to make them, not easy and very tedious.

    1. WOW! That is a talent. I don't have a steady hand.

  7. I intend to try this recipe, hopefully my husband will like it(he love pecan pie but doesn't like chocolate, wish my luck).

  8. Recipe looks amazing, I'm going to try it for Easter.

  9. Recipe looks amazing, I'm going to try it for Easter.

  10. Looks Great Thanks for the giveaway

  11. Looks so yummy! Already saved it to my collection of recipes. :)

  12. Thanks for the giveaway and a new recipe to try for Easter !

    1. Keep the recipe! You can use it anytime. So good!

  13. Looks simply marvelous. Happy Resurrection day.

  14. Oh wow! That pie looks so delish! I will be baking one soon. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Sinfully looking Pie!! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  17. Hi Tonya, Can I give you my mailing address or something as I hit the shift/return key to go down a line space to do my address and it entered me in giveaway, but I was not finished. So sorry. If not, no worries. Thanks. Love your recipe, thanks for sharing w us. Happy Easter.

  18. Made the pie yesterday for Easter dinner today. Woke up this morning with a note taped to the empty pie plate. It said more please!!!! I just finished making two more. Yummy

  19. This Kentucky gal agrees that Kentucky Derby Pie is.the. dessert. to. die. for!

  20. I love your happy little egg. The recipe is to die for. I must try it.