Derby Pies in Jars


Derby Pies in Jars

Serves 12

For the pie crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or shortening, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or shortening, cut into cubes
  • 2 to 2½ tablespoons cold water

For the filling:

  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • ½ cup (1 stick) melted butter, cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten.
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

For the pie crust:

  1. Combine flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour using a food processor or pastry cutter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Add water and mix just until dough comes together and forms a ball. Chill dough for approximately thirty minutes prior to rolling out.
  2. Roll dough out onto a floured surface until it is about ¼-inch thick. Using the bottom of the jar as your guide, cut enough disks to cover the bottom of the jar. Then cut strips and press these up the sides of each jar.

For the filling:

  1. For the filling, place 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips into the bottom of each jar, followed by 1 tablespoon of pecans.
  2. Combine melted butter, sugar, corn syrup, eggs, and bourbon. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Pour mixture over the chocolate chips and pecans, filling each jar about ¾ full.

For the pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the jars on a cookie sheet (you may want to cover the cookie sheet with foil in case of spills). Bake the pies for 30-45 minutes until the center are set and the pecans are brown.
  2. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.