Thursday, April 22, 2010

Serve a Rip Roaring Derby Party MENU and top it off with Derby Pie and Jack Daniels Brown Sugar Cream

Enjoy the 136th Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in May with your own Derby party. You don't need to be at Churchill Downs to have a rip-roaring Kentucky Derby party. Derby parties come in all shapes and sizes, from high society black-tie soirees to backyard barbeques. Have fun, hats or no hats - who cares! For those who prefer non alcoholic beverages, serve sweetened mint tea over crushed ice.

D E R B Y   M E N U
Mint Juleps
Kentucky Hot Browns Sliders
Benedictine Cucumber Finger Sandwiches
Artichokes with Basil Mayonnaise
 Roasted Pork Loin with Henry Bain Sauce
Buttermilk Biscuits
Cold Pasta Salad
Asparagus Spears
Fried Green Tomatoes
Derby Pie with Jack Daniels Whipped Cream
Derby Pie
9" Single Crust Pie Crust

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup light corn syrup
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon orange zest
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup Jack Daniels or bourbon
3/4 cup gourmet large chocolate chips
1-1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, on medium speed with whisk attachment, whip butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and Jack Daniels together until frothy. Remove bowl from mixer, and fold in chocolate chips, orange zest, and pecans or walnuts. Blend well. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake for 50-60 minutes or until set. Serve warm or cooled with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Jack Daniels Brown Sugar Cream
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
1 tablespoon bourbon
1-1/2 teaspoons light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Using an electric mixer, beat all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until the cream is softly whipped and forms peaks.


Shelia said...

Hi Libby! Oh, yum. I would love a slice of that pie! Happy Derbying!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Haden News said...

Your Derby Party Menu sounds delish!!

Kathy said...

Your killin me Libby!
Your Maccaroon recipe was a smashing hit at the girlfriends luncheon!
Thanks my friend for taking the time to share it!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I wish I had a great big double helping of that pie right now, Libby! I'm dealing with "men"... men with tools! I'm starting to wonder if I will be an octogenarian before they finish! I can't blog because I'm away from my computer access there. Alas, one day, I hope to return so I can read your wonderful blog and the others of friends around the globe. Miss you!


Sheila (who stole a few hours away)

Southerncook said...

As a Southerner would you believe that I have never made a Derby Pie? I have made a copy of your fabulous recipe and plan to make it soon. Thanks for sharing.


AngieB said...

I love your Derby Party menu - it sounds a lot like mine. You just can't beat the Derby classics. I can't wait to try this "Jack Daniels Brown Sugar Cream" on my pie, though - YUM!! I guess I might as well make a practice pie for tomorrow - look like the weather's going to cancel the Great Balloon Race :(

Kathleen said...

Oh my this menu sounds amazing! I'm bookmarking this pie recipe!

gnee said...

What time are you expecting me? It looks fabulous!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Looks fantastic....Great blog..A night of blog hopping....Hope you will stop by and visit me....Enjoyed reading your blog tonight...


Chef E said...

Oh we had our Kentucky Derby party last night and it was a hoot with the funny hats people wore!

We had it at a restaurant, but I did have a pomegranate martini!

Southerncook said...

I made this pie this past week and absolutely LOVE it. Since there is just my husband and I here at home I shared some of it with my daughter and her husband. They LOVED it too. Thank you so very much for sharing this recipe. It is definitely a keeper.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

kitchen tables said...

You made my mouth water over that recipe! I really like it!

Kate said...

I know that I'm late...or early depending on how you're looking at it, but do you have a recipe for the hot brown sliders? I'm having my first Derby party this year and I'm looking for a good way to make hot browns for a crowd and easy to eat.