Kentucky Derby Pie

Yes, I may be miles from Kentucky, yet a Derby Pie can be savored here at home on Derbie day.
Derby fever kicks in around the first of April and continues through race day in May.

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Chocolate-Walnut Pie

Makes 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes., Bake: 30 minutes

Use a standard 1 1/2 inch deep 9-inch pie plate

1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup margarine, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Directions:

Fit piecrust into 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under and crimp.

Stir together sugar and next 4 ingredients ( flour, margarine,egss,vanilla) until well blended; stir in walnuts and chocolate. Pour filling into piecrust.

Bake at 350 degree F. on lowest oven rack for 30 minutes or until pie is set; cool on wire rack.

Recipe From: My Old Kentucky Homes Cookbook asmcontributed to Best of The Best from Kentucky Cookbook ( Quail Ridge Press)

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Mint Julep


On eighteenth-century plantations, juleps were sipped in the morning before breakfast. They were thought to have medicinal properties. According to Kentucky tradition, a proper julep can be mixed only in a silver goblet.

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh mint sprigs
9 ounces bourbon whiskey or rum
6 cups crushed ice
Fresh mint (optional)

Directions:

In a small saucepan combine wateer and sugar; bring to boiling.
Add the 1 cup mint. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.
Cover and chill mint mixture several hours or overnight. Strain syrup; discard mint leaves.

For each drink, place about 1 cup crushed ice in a mug. Pour 1 1/2 ounces bourbon or rum and 3 Tablespoons mint syrup over ice. If desired, garnish with fresh mint. Serves 6.

Nutrition information per serving: ( Mint Julep)
174 calories, 0 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, o g total fat, o mg chol, 6 mg sodium, 56 mg potassium

From: Heritage of America Cookbook (1993)
Better Homes and Gardens Books

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