2 TBSP oil (grapeseed)
1 TBSP Kentucky straight bourbon
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup flour (garbanzo bean, gluten free)
4 TBSP pure maple syrup
1 tsp organic blackstrap molasses
½ cup dark brown sugar
8 oz organic buttery spread
1 and a half cups pecan pieces
12 oz package of semisweet chocolate chips
One bottom dough crust (Pillsbury, premade)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Beat eggs in an electric mixer until fluffy
Add oil, vanilla extract, the maple syrup, the molasses and the bourbon until blended.
Beat flour and dark brown sugar into mixture until smooth
Beat in butter until creamy and smooth
Hand stir in the pecan pieces and the chocolate chips
Mould the dough into the bottom and sides of a deep pie dish
Gently stir-fold in the ingredients
Place on a cookie sheet in the 2nd rack of the oven and bake for 55 to 60 minutes until golden brown on top.
Decorate with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Basic recipe courtesy of 1000toprecipes.com/recipes/Kentucky-derby. Thank you 1000 top recipes for this wonderful recipe BUT I just had to make it a bit healthier!!