Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kentucky Chocolate-Nut Pie Mix in a Jar

Continuing the Cookies and Brownies in a Jar Motif, here's a recipe for Kentucky Derby Pie Mix in a Jar. This is a good example of Derby Pie for which I've posted about four different recipes over the past few years. I like the idea of giving this Derby Pie (Chocolate Chip Nut Pie, if you want to be P.C.) on Derby Day, but any time is good.  One thing I changed in the original recipe is substituting Bourbon for the vanilla in the directions. You can always write vanilla (or Bourbon optional) on your recipe gift card.

1 cup granulated sugar (or use half brown and half granulated)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup coursely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt

Pour sugar into a lightweight food storage bag. Tie bag and cut off some of the excess and fit bag into the bottom of a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar. Pour in half of the nuts, the chocolate chips, and remaining nuts. Into food storage bag, add flour and pinch of salt. Tie with twine or ribbon and cut off excess plastic bag end, if necessary. Fit into the top of the jar then screw on top.

Directions for gift tag or label:

Kentucky Derby (Chocolate Chip Nut) Pie

Kentucky Derby (Chocolate Chip Nut) Pie Mix
1 9-inch pastry shell, unbaked
4 ounces (1 stick) melted sweet butter
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Bourbon

Preheat oven to 325°

Remove the bag of flour from jar; set aside. Pour nuts and chocolate chips into pie shell, spreading evenly. In a small mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs. Remove sugar bag and empty the sugar and flour bags into the bowl, stirring to blend well. Whisk in 1 teaspoon Bourbon or a splash more (or vanilla) and the 4 ounces melted butter. Blend well. Pour batter evenly over nuts and chocolate chips. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until nicely browned. Chill thoroughly before cutting. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG you're a genius. I want to do KY derby pie in a jar as my wedding favors, but instead of doing mix, I'd actually like for it to be something similar to this:

So that all people have to do is heat and eat! Plus I prefer the presentation (I think). How would I translate the receipe for this kind of pie in a jar? I'd love to hear your suggestions. You can email me at too.