Bourbon Desserts!

Horse racing. Big Hats. Bourbon based desserts. Sums up this weekend!

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

There’s one dessert that is a must-have at a Kentucky Derby viewing party – one that has been served for over 50 years at the Kentucky Derby, and that is the Derby Pie!


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 package CANDIQUIK®
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 prepared 8 inch pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.). Melt CANDIQUIK according to package directions. Spread CANDIQUIK and nuts in bottom of pie shell.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar together. Mix in flour. Beat the eggs slightly, and mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in bourbon. Pour filling into pie shell (over CANDIQUIK and nuts).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve each slice with ice cream and sprinkle with mini chips.

Kentucky Derby Bourbon Balls

Guests will be asking for these again! The traditional dessert ingredients of the Derby – with a little bit of flare. Let me know what you think!


  • 3/4 cups finely chopped pecans. If possible, soak pecans in bourbon several hours.
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 lb plus 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 pkg (16oz) Chocolate CANDIQUIK®


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, vanilla, and salt – should be fluffy. Slowly beat in sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Stir in pecan mix and powdered sugar – blend well.
  3. Form the dough into 1-inch balls, and roll each ball in sugar. Place the finished bourbon balls on a cooling rack to finish setting up.
  4. Melt CANDIQUIK according to directions on package, dip bourban balls and coat evenly. Allow to dry on wax paper.

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