Southern Recipe Posted by Grace Mannon.
The Kentucky Derby is a quintessential Southern affair, but I’ve never had the opportunity to attend. All I really know about it is that it’s an excuse for genteel ladies to wear the most ridiculous hats ever created whilst watching tiny men and women ride impressive horses.
I like horses and funny hats. Heck, my whole family likes horses and funny hats. We also like pie, and this is a good one. It has the nuts and goo of a pecan pie, but with the addition of coconut and chocolate. Oh, and we mustn’t leave out the bourbon–it’s in there too.
This recipe is pretty much fool-proof to make and it tastes terrific too. If pies aren’t your thing, you can also pour the goo onto a baked shortbread or cookie crust in a 13×9″ pan and bake it about 30-35 minutes. Just like that, derby bars!
For maximum enjoyment, don a silly hat while eating this yummy pie. Chase it down with sips of mint julep as well, if you’re so inclined.
- One 9-inch pie crust, store-bought or homemade
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) butter, melted
- 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon bourbon (or more, if that’s how you roll)
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut, plus more for the top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare crust and fit it into a pie plate.
Beat together the eggs and the sugar until blended.
Mix in the butter, corn syrup, and bourbon.
Fold in the chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut.
Pour this mixture into the prepared crust, then sprinkle the top with a little more coconut.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the coconut on top is browned and the pie is just a little bit jiggly.
Enjoy this southern recipe in this collection of our southern cuisine – let’s gather the best southern food ideas for The Southern Coterie cookbook.