Kentucky Derby Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie

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Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie

Ingredients:

Recipe for single 9-inch pie crust

½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

¾ cup light brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup light corn syrup

4 eggs

¼ cup bourbon

1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1¼ cups walnuts, given a very coarse chop

¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips


Directions:

1. Prepare the pie crust as directed in your recipe; blind bake according to the recipe's instructions; set aside.


2. Adjust the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.


3. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high speed with a whisk attachment (or in a large bowl with a whisk and a lot of elbow grease), whip together the butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, bourbon and vanilla extract until frothy. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.


4. Pour into the prepared pie crust (you may have more filling than will fit into your pie pan - just fill it up as far as you can). Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until set. Cool completely at room temperature (at least 4 hours) before slicing into the pie. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


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(Recipe adapted from Providence Food Examiner)


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