Monday, May 2, 2016

Run For The Roses Pie

You still have time to bake this tasty Run for the Roses pie. I brought it to a Derby Party last year and we loved it.

On Saturday we'll be watching on our TV, and I'll wear my hat. A hat is believed to bring luck to the jockeys, horses and your bets.


1/2 recipe Pate Brisee (I used a prepared pie crust from Aldi's)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-­purpose flour
1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup bourbon whiskey


1. On a lightly floured work surface, roll pate brisee into a 12 ­inch round. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off the excess flour; fit dough into a 9­inch pie plate, pressing it into the edges. Trim to a 1 ­inch overhang all around. Crimp edge as desired. Cover with plastic wrap; chill pie shell until firm, about 30 minutes. 

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick bottom of dough all over with a fork. Line with parchment paper, leaving at least a 1­inch overhang. Fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until the edges of the crust are just beginning to turn golden, about 25 minutes. Remove parchment and pie weights. Return crust to oven and continue baking until golden all over, about 5 minutes more. Transfer pie shell to a wire rack; let cool slightly. 

3. In a large bowl, mix together eggs and butter. Add sugar and flour; mix until well combined. Stir in pecans, chocolate chips, and bourbon. Pour into prepared pie shell. 

4. Transfer pie to oven and bake until filling is set, about 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer pie to a wire rack; let cool before serving.


  1. Looks delish, Debbie, especially on that pedestal!

  2. What a beautiful presentation, Debbie, of your derby pie. I made derby pie years ago, but my recipe didn't have the bourbon in it! I'm getting an Aldi's very near to my house, and I'll be interested to try some of your favorites from there. I know you've mentioned their pie crusts before, and how much you liked them.
    Enjoy your day, my friend! xo

  3. Sounds delicious, looks good! We have Grandson #3's First Communion and I am doing the usual take home breads and goody bags for the kids as well as 10 centerpieces. I'll be busy! Enjoy your party!

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun Debbie. Your pie looks delicious and looks beautiful on the MacKenzie-Childs cake stand. Have a grand time……….

  5. Yum...we will also be wearing our hats (Denise will probably be on Oxycodeine due to surgery - but I will have a mint julep!!)

  6. Your pie sounds fantastic! Enjoy the race:@)

  7. Oh my, this looks delicious, and you have displayed it so pretty with the black and white plate and the red roses. Very nice, Debbie.

    Happy May!



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