Here is our friend Maria’s recipe for Kentucky Derby Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream. The pie was fabulous but I really could have just eaten the whipped cream by itself…or on strawberries…or put a dollop in my coffee in the morning. We ended up putting the whipped cream on every dessert at Bourbonferst! It was just that good!
Kentucky Derby Pie:
1 9-inch pie shell, unbaked
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
2 large eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick/4 ounces)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bourbon Whipped Cream
1 cup chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon good bourbon (or 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring)
Preparing Kentucky Derby Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream:
Spread chopped nuts over the bottom of the prepared (unbaked) pie shell; sprinkle with chocolate morsels. In a small mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in sugars, flour, salt, vanilla, and butter. Pour batter evenly over nuts and chocolate chips. Bake in a 325° oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
While the pie is baking, make the whipped cream. For best results, chill bowl and beaters. Beat cream until thickened; add sugar and flavoring, then beat until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.