Archive | October 2012

Friday’s Dessert w/ Alcohol: Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie (Kentucky Derby Pie)

(Recipe and photo courtesy of Brown Eyed Baker)


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


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.

(Recipe adapted from Providence Food Examiner)


Pumpkin Pecan Bread

A new favorite foodie website of mine is Go Bold with Butter.  I am all about butter and this is a fantastic site with lots of butter enriched recipes.  So if you like butter as much as I do…take a peek and discover new fun and scrumptious recipes.  I came across this recipe today for Pumpkin Pecan Bread and I know it will become a favorite in our house for years to come.

Pumpkin Pecan Bread



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This entry was posted on October 4, 2012. 2 Comments

Harvest Cake

Here is a delicious, fun and easy cake to make to get you in the mood for Fall! You don’t have to be an artistic cake genius to make this one either – it’s quite simple. I can guarantee you that people will be talking and raving about this beautiful and delicious concoction when you bring it to one of your gatherings.  Here is the recipe for Harvest Cake and make sure to check out Betty Crocker’s website for more yummy and delicious ideas too.  Enjoy!

Harvest Cake