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Run For The Roses Pie II

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"It's a true Kentucky favorite. This pie combines semi-sweet chocolate with walnuts for a truly decadent experience. Accompany with ice cream if desired."
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1 h 30 m servings 616
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch pie)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large, heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses, butter, bourbon, vanilla and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat and let mixture cool.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs with half-and-half until blended. Mix eggs into cooled syrup mixture until well incorporated. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips. Pour the filling into pie crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 616 calories; 36.1 66.8 9.5 107 353 Full nutrition

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My family loved this pie...we tried it for Thanksgiving. I exchanged the walnuts for pecans and it turned out great as well.

The closest in taste to the actual Derby classic that I have found. Use STEENS cane syrup instead of regular corn syrup and it is dead on. I always add an extra egg yolk to make sure it sets t...


Initially I would have had Sabrina's opinion. This pie is too strong and I would never make it again. I made it to serve at our Mother's Day dinner and no one expected the molasses flavor to b...