There are a couple of things that make a derby pie special. It is southern, abundant on the first Saturday of May when the Kentucky Derby runs and it features another southern specialty – bourbon.
While the original Derby Pie features walnuts, pecans are often substituted. This is actually a very close cousin to the pecan pie. But I feel strongly that cashews are a grossly underused nut, so I set about doing something about it. And Chocolate Cashew Derby Pie is it. Continue reading