Yes, that Kentucky Derby Pie hovering on a cake stand is one of the many things that I whipped up for the Derby party over the past weekend. It was eaten pretty quickly but still I managed to get a photo of this beauty. And don't wait for any particular celebration--serve it anytime of the year! Vintage tablecloths, sturdy cookware and carefully chosen items such as a fine pitcher always make an excellent table. Note the racing form in the background!
Kentucky Derby Pie Ingredients 2 eggs, beaten 1 stick butter, melted and cooled 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup plain flour 1 t vanilla 3/4 cup chocolate chips 1 cup chopped pecans 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
Method Beat together eggs, butter, sugar, flour, until well blended. Add vanilla, chocolate chips, and nuts. Add to pie crust and bake at 325 degrees and remove after about 28 minutes so it will be a little bit gooey.
Thanks to grouprecipes.com for the recipe and Adrienne Hays for the photo!
After weathering a soul-shredding career as a theatrical agent that lasted entirely too long, Mr. Sherwood left his stable of actors from the stage and screen and went on to pursue his literary aspirations. He is currently the dining editor for Next magazine (nextmagazine.com) where he writes a weekly restaurant review column which also features Manhattan's best food and drink recipes from the finest chef's and bartenders on the island. In 2010 he was published in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook. He toiled as web editor for industry leader Interior Design magazine for several years and has also written for New York magazine, Travel & Leisure and Woman’s Day.
A proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire, one of the nation’s top drinking schools, Mr. Sherwood also studied voice and theater abroad at Regent’s College, in London’s historic Regent’s Park, and at the Royal Academy of Music. He spent a year at Hunter College in Manhattan.
Mr. Sherwood recently published his first novel, the pale of memory, available on Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and iUniverse.com. He is in the midst of writing a second.
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