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Thursday, May 5, 2011

kentucky horse racing pie


a few things about this pie: it's good. it's bloody amazing. it's also calories to your hips. your thighs. your ass. your stomach. but you will eat it. and you will like it. nay. you will effing love it so much, you will have it for breakfast the next day. (shout out to my girl Nancy!)

next: i can't tell you what the official name is... unless you call me and i can whisper it to you (pls don't call me. if you can't figure out the name of this pie, we're not friends). it's cus some family in KYgel owns the rights to the name of the pie. sound familiar hon?

last: this pie was made twice this week. first time, dw made it cus i was too sick. he also schooled me in pie crust making. the 2nd time, i had to do it because i wasn't about to let some boy school me in baking for long, even if i do heart his face.

Kentucky Horse Racing Pie
recipe as told by dw's gma: mama

1 pie crust, recipe below
1 Cup Nuts (Pecans)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Stick of Butter (Melted and Cooled)
1 Cup of Sugar
½ Cup of Flour
2 Beaten Eggs

add all the junx into prepared pie crust, bake at 375° for 40 Minutes

Flaky Pie Crust
from Bon Appetit, November 1999

1 and 1/3 Cups all purpose flour
1 TBL sugar
1/2 tsp salt
6 TBL chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 TBL chilled solid shortening, cut into pieces
3 TBL or more ice water

Mix flour, sugar and salt in processor. Add butter and shortening. Using on/off turns, process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle 3 tablespoons ice water over mixture. Process just until moist clumps form, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill until dough is firm enough to roll out, about thirty minutes.

Roll out dough on lightly floured work surface to 12-inch round. Transfer dough to 9-inch diameter glass pie dish. Fold overhang under. Crimp edges decoratively. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)

Happy Derby Weekend!


  1. Girl, this pie looks awesomely dangerous.

  2. Haha, so much copyright drama! There's one going on in the "urban homesteading" blogosphere too because someone copyrighted that terms. ... Thanks for commenting on the Knead With Your Neighbors post, it reminded me to come back here and drool over your gorgeous food pics! Love the tone of your blog so much :)

  3. LOL! What a funny post Lan. This looks delicious and I love that it'll make me fat.