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Recipe: Kentucky Derby Bourbon Pie

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Once a year, our little family caught Derby Fever... we'd chase hot air balloons, watch the race, and eat Derby Pie. While I haven't kept up with making this since I left Kentucky 25 years ago, I love eating my sister's version whenever we visit.

Here's an easy recipe if you'd like to catch Derby Fever this weekend!

9" pie crust (store-bought is ok)
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dark (or semi-sweet) chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Kentucky Bourbon (required!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat the eggs with the cooled butter. Gradually add the flour and sugar until mixed well. Stir in pecans, chocolate and bourbon. Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Bake for about 30 minutes or until set. While it's still warm, serve topped with homemade vanilla ice cream! VERY yummy!

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