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    ROD RECIPES 4/20/2007 Kentucky Horse Race Pie

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    Recipe Introduction

    Race Horse Day Horse racing is one of our oldest sports. It started about 4500 B.C. among the prehistoric nomadic tribesmen of Central Asia who first domesticated the horse. For thousands of years, it was the favorite sport of kings and nobelmen. And just like other sports... timing is everything. A thoroughbred racehorse can only run at top speed for about a quarter of a mile. The jockey's biggest job is to decide when that power surge will win the race.

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    ROD RECIPES 4/20/2007 Kentucky Horse Race Pie


    Race Horse Day

    Kentucky Horse Race Pie

    The next time you get a hankering for Louisville, Kentucky Bluegrass style chocolate nut pie, don't rush out to the bakery shop or the race track.
    Using all the best ingredients, you can whip up an improved version of this Famous Horserace Day treat right in your home kitchen. So don your Famous Horserace cap, rev up that mixer, and place your bet on the best pie to ever grace the winner's circle!

    I recently found this recipe scribbled on a vintage manilla card, in an old recipe box straight from Louisville, Kentucky. It sat alongside a second version of the same recipe which I will also include here.

    Ms. Wakefield's recipe box contained an extensive collection of hand-written treasures from Louisville, Kentucky spanning several decades beginning in the early '40's. Ms. Wakefield also had a recipe or two published in American Home Magazine.

    2 eggs, slightly beaten
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    3 to 4 tablespoons bourbon
    1/4 cup corn starch
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits


    Combine the eggs, sugar, melted butter and bourbon. Add the cornstarch to the mixture, blending in slowly.
    Stir in the pecans and chocolate bits. Pour into an unbaked 9 inch pie shell.

    Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F. oven for approximately 45 minutes.




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