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This article originally appeared on The Home is where the boat is Blog by Mary  on April 29, 2015

Mini Derby Pies marry pecan pie with chocolate and a touch of Kentucky bourbon for a winning trifecta! This Bluegrass-inspired recipe is just the right size for “the most exciting two minutes in sports” and to accompany your Mint Julep while watching the Kentucky Derby or as an sweet ending for a party or crowd!

I used a Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe, dividing the filling to make 24 mini pies. To make these pies, you’ll need 3 pie crusts, a 3 1/2 inch or 4 inch round cookie cutter, and (2) 12-cup regular size muffin pans.

Mini Derby Pies with Bourbon Whipped Cream aka,  Mini Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pies, recipe adapted from Southern Living

Makes 24 Mini Pies


1 1/2 packages (3 pie crusts) refrigerated piecrusts (I got 8 mini pies per pie crust rerolling the pie dough scraps)

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

24 pecan halves for topping pies

1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate morsels

1 cup dark corn syrup

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup bourbon (substitute water if you prefer)

4 large eggs

1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 teaspoons cornmeal

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt


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