Looking to elevate your pecan pie game? Try out Kentucky Derby Pie, inspired by George Kern’s original recipe. With the perfect blend of chocolate and pecans, it’s an excellent choice for any occasion, not just the Kentucky Derby.
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 deep dish pie shell, unbaked
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans, chocolate chips and butter. Pour into crust. Cover edge with foil or pie protector.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake 30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Greetings. We are in full holiday swing at my home; what about you? I have a Halloween display, Christmas display, and Fall vibes colliding with one another. I am not shame of either. This year we are celebrating love, life, and laughter.
Nothing says the holidays like my late NaNa’s sweet potato pie. I’ve had a hard time replicating this recipe over the years since my Nana passed away. Just ask my son who makes the best sweet potato pie, and he will say, “NaNa did’. One of the fondest memories he has of her is her sweet potato pie. Let me tell you this is one lady I don’t mind coming second in line to.
I vividly remember her moving about the kitchen during the holidays with so much swagger. She never once seemed to get anxious in the kitchen as I somehow still get when trying to coordinate dishes and make sure everything is ready at the same time and at the perfect temperature. I now understand how she remained so cool, calm, and collect; she had performed these tasks so many years it was like second nature to her. As I began to hit my stride in my kitchen these days, I can finally say I have a little swagger under my apron too.
If you are looking for a crowd-pleasing dessert during the holidays, this sweet potato pie will not disappoint. Serve it with coffee, top it with fresh whipped cream, or serve it plain; after indulging, everyone will be ready for their afternoon nap.
Over the years, I have perfected my recipe by baking the sweet potatoes and using plain kefir instead of regular milk. While these changes may seem subtle, they blow the flavor profile out of the roof.
Now, if you are ready; Let’s get started. Place your cleaned sweet potatoes on an aluminum lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until softened. Allow them to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, spray the pie pan(s) with nonstick spray. If you are using a frozen pie crust, skip this step.
Remember, I’m all about working smarter, not harder during the holidays, so I opted for a premade pie crust. Unroll it and place it in your pie pan—Pierce with a fork a few times and set to the side. If you are using frozen pie crust, just allow the crust to come to room temperature and pierce with a fork a few times and set to the side.
Once the sweet potatoes have cooled to room temperature, peel and discard the skin. Place sweet potato in a mixing bowl and remove any long, stringy fibers.
Add all the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl.
Blend the mixture until completely smooth.
Pour mixture into pie pan and cook 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Place pie(s) on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
Serve with your favorite topping like cool whip or nothing at all. I hope this recipe brings you as much joy as it brings my family. As always, thank you for your continued support along this journey; it means the world to me. Be Well and Happy Holidays-Omniley?
Easiest Southern-Style sweet potato pie. Made with kefir and store ready crust to help beat the holiday rush.
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time45 minutesmins
Passive Time1 hourhr30 minutesmins
Course: Dessert, holiday
Author: Belle Omniley
2lbsweet potato~4 large baked/boiled sweet potato
2pie crustfrozen or rolled, unbaked
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place cleaned sweet potatoes on an aluminum lined baking sheet and cook for 1 hour to 1.5 hours or until softened.
Allow sweet potatoes to cool to room temperature.
Set oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare pie crust and set to the side. If using rolled pie crust spray pie pan, then place crust in pan. Pierce a few holes in crust with fork.
Peel skin from sweet potatoes and place in blender. Remove any long, stringy fibers.
Add additional ingredients to blender. Beat mixture until smooth and pour into prepared pie crust (s).
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow pie(s) to cool on cooling rack.
This recipe with yield enough mixture for 2 regular-size pie crusts. If using a deep-dish pie pan depending on size may only yield enough mixture for 1 pie. You can substitute regular milk or buttermilk if kefir is not available.
This Mississippi Mud Pie is such a creamy and decadent dessert. I gain pounds just looking at it. This luscious dessert has a nutty crust, a cream cheese layer, then a chocolate pudding layer, topped with whipped topping, and a ton of pecans.
This pie is also known as Chocolate Lasagna in some places. The name “Mississippi mud pie” is derived from the original dense cake that resembles the banks of the Mississippi River. Its earliest known reference in print is dated 1975. There are a ton of variations to this recipe and I opted to stay with the most traditional version.
A little history behind me making this pie, I owe it to my Aunt Maxine she use to always make this easy pie when we were growing up, and I actually don’t remember eating it at all. However, she prepared one for a family gathering and my husband fell in love with it. I think I started making this pie back in 2007 for him and unfortunately, I don’t make it too often…because it is super-rich.
Perhaps the best part of the pie “The Crust”!
Its S-O G-O-O-D! Are you ready to join the mud pie bandwagon? Omniley