Dixie Girl Pie...a Twist on a Derby Favorite!

 
There is a wonderful chocolate chip walnut pie that was created at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, KY and is always associated with the Kentucky Derby.  That pie is called 'Derby Pie' and the recipe is a protected secret.  The name has also been trademarked so you can't call another recipe by that name.  I have my own twist on a chocolate chip walnut pie.  I add coconut to mine and it is called Dixie Girl Pie.  It's so easy to make but, the results are absolutely sinful and people will think you are an amazing baker.   So here is all you will need.

1 unbaked pie shell
1/2 cup melted butter
3 eggs beaten
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup  chopped walnuts
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs. good Kentucky bourbon
pinch of salt




Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter and eggs and mix well. Add bourbon, vanilla, chocolate chips, coconut and walnuts and stir gently.



              Pour into the pie shell and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.  

Let the pie sit for about 15 minutes to cool slightly, but serve still warm with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.  It's like a big chocolate chip walnut cookie in pie form. 

11 comments:

  1. This sounds delish! And even tho' you say it's like a D--- Pie :), you have made it your own and even more delicious with the addition of coconut! Thanks for sharing this great idea!
    Mary Back

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  2. Thank you for your comments, Mary! I love the comments. The coconut really adds something to it for me and it's so easy, yet looks like you fussed.

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  3. This looks like something my husband would really like!
    ... ok... me too! Yum! Thanks for sharing it!

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  4. Thank you for commenting Earning my Cape. It's really yummy and easy!

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  5. Ok I am loving this but dont have the bourbon what else can I use in its place?

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    1. You could substitute a teaspoon of vanilla for the bourbon and it will work fine. Hope you enjoy it!

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  6. This looks wonderful-I am so going to try it next weekend. Thanks from a homesick kentucky Gal :)

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    1. Awww, so glad to give you some of 'home'. :)

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  7. Kathy could you leave out the coconut?

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    1. Yes, you can leave the coconut out. Without the coconut, it's just basically the Derby Pie, but I can't call it that...lol. :)

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