Remember a few weeks ago I said I had gotten in trouble with the Trademark/Copyright police. Well, this is the recipe they were so upset about. Not the recipe but the name.
We are not allowed to call this "Derby Pie" or "Kentucky Derby Pie" because of trademark/copyright issues. The original recipe from the 20's was created at the Melrose Inn in Prospect Ky. Sometime along the way the rights to the name were bought. See why we have to be careful. These people write nasty emails.
This recipe was given to me by my dear friend Doris Mauldin in the late 70's. I bet they're having Derby Pie and Hot Browns in heaven all year round.
Not having Derby Pie the first Saturday in May would be like not having eggnog for Christmas. I also make these for Christmas. Yes, I still call them Derby Pies.
Kentucky Derby Pie
3/4 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup English walnuts( I use half English and half black walnuts)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
Mix flour and sugar; add eggs, and butter; add nut, chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.
Pour into unbaked pie crust
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 45-60 minutes. Test with toothpick, pie should be chewy but not runny - Bake longer if necessary.
Top with slightly sweetened whipped cream before serving.
Cook's Note: If I remember I soak my walnuts overnight in bourbon. If I don't remember I pour about a teaspoon of bourbon over each slice before I top it with the whipped cream. It is also allowed to add a teaspoon or two of bourbon to your whipped cream.