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Derby Pie

Derby-ish Pie


¼ c. butter
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
¾ c. white Karo syrup
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ c. chocolate morsels
½ c. chopped pecans
2 Tbsp. Bourbon
1 unbaked pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Cream butter, add sugar gradually. Add beaten eggs, syrup, salt, vanilla. Add chocolate, pecans, and Bourbon.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour into crust and bake at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes, till firmish (okay if it jiggles a little; it will settle down).
  • Rewarm to serve.

Note: the name “Derby Pie” is trademarked, but this recipe comes from an old Derby cookbook that belongs to my mother, and in that cookbook it is called “Derby Pie.”

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Magical Butternut Squash

Magical Butternut Squash

Boil cut up squash til tender.

Pour a puddle of 100% pure maple syrup into a large bowl.

Mash squash on top of maple syrup and serve.

Simple and delicious….!

–Submitted by Gayle Sweeney

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Sugary Apple Crisp

Submitted by Gayle Sweeney, ’77

juice of one lemon
3 – 4 apples (can be different varieties)
about 1/2 cup of maple syrup to which a little orange juice has been added (a few drops)
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
approx. 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup melted butter

1. Make crisp first. Combine whole wheat flour, melted butter, cinnamon and dark brown sugar til crumbly.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. grease an 8 by 8 pan. I use a glass pan.
3. Peel and cut apples. Toss with juice of one lemon.
4. Put apples in the pan and drizzle with 1/2 the maple syrup/orange juice mixture.
5. Top with crisp. Drizzle with rest of maple syrup/orange juice mixture.
6. Bake 20 – 25 minutes, watching carefully.
7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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