|Mini Derby Pies with Roasted Walnuts, Mini Chocolate Chips, & Bourbon|
For the Mini Derby Pies:
Store-Bought Pie Crust (two rounds)
2T Brown Sugar
1C Light Brown Syrup
½C Browned Butter, Melted & Slightly Cooled
3 Whole Eggs, Beaten
1 ½C Roasted Walnuts, Finely Chopped
½C Mini Chocolate Chips
1. Using a small cookie cutter, cut the store-bought pizza crust to fit the size of the mini cupcake tins (I usually use a cookie cutter that is about ½-1inch larger because the crust shrinks when it bakes).
2. To Make the Derby Pies: Mix together the sugar, brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, browned butter, eggs, vanilla, and bourbon until smooth. Place 1T of chopped walnuts into the prepared piecrusts, and then 1t of mini chocolate chips on top of the walnuts. Slowly pour the liquid mixture over the top of the walnuts.
3. Bake the pie at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, rotating halfway through the cook time. The pie should be slightly jiggly when you remove it from the oven.
4. Allow to cool for several hours or overnight.