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Eighth Race Pie

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"Don't know where the name of this pie came from, but it is one of the best pecan, chocolate pies I've ever tasted. Serve warm or cold with lightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. If preferred, use walnuts instead of pecans."

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream sugar and butter or margarine together until light and fluffy. Beat eggs, and add with corn syrup, salt, and vanilla to the creamed mixture; beat well. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts, and bourbon. Pour filling into crust.
  3. Place pie on lowest rack in oven. Bake for 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 12, 2003

Great recipe. The 8th race refers to the Kentucky Derby. This is an excellent version of the Derby or "Winner's Circle" pie

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2004

I made this pie for a Kentucky Derby party this last Saturday. While it was very easy and looked great when I put it in the oven, it refused to set. I baked it 45 min. on bottom rack as per recipe, but it was like water when I took it out. I've never made a pie like this so I'm hoping someone who gave this 5 stars will review it and tell me what I did wrong. Needless to say I was very embarrassed when I cut into a beautifully done pie (or so it appeared) only to have it liquid in the middle. Help please!


12 Ratings

Jul 23, 2003

This is fabulous. I add a full cup of pecans.

Nov 17, 2008

For BEVTHEBROKER or anyone who has liquid in the pie/won't set: In my experience, when I overbeat the batter - beat too long or worse use an electric mixer too long or on too high a speed, it causes air to get into the batter and then as it releases when it cooks you get left with a soggy bottom in the crust or it doesn't cook all the way through, notably in the middle its raw. I've seen this happen to me with other recipes, mostly cakes. If you try it again, just stir to combine the ingredients once you cream the sugar and butter and corn syrup. See if this might help. Good Luck!

Nov 23, 2004

I have made this pie 3 times now and it is a hit everytime, especially with men. It tastes great with a chocolate cookie crust, as well as the traditional pie crust.

Nov 27, 2002

I made this recipe (with walnuts) for the thanksgiving holiday but I forgot it at home. So, 5 days later, I cut it into bars and served it at a dinner party. It still tasted as good as it did the day I made it. This recipe was rather simple and very delicious and sweet. The bourbon makes it extraordinary!

Feb 04, 2006

I've made this several times and always get complements.

Dec 01, 2003

This is a great pie. A bakery I used to work for also made this pie. It's always a hit.


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  • Calories
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.7 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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