With the Derby only days away, it's time to talk about one of my favorite parts of any event... The food!If you missed the first Derby post, Two Derby Parties To Inspire, or our feature on the Draper James Love, Reese blog you must start there!
The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking of Derby food is, you guessed it, Derby Pie. I feel like most would think of Mint Juleps first, but I'm all pie all the time! I wanted to share not only this Derby Pie recipe, but also the stunning Derby Bar that Mary set up during our shoot. After all, don't we all love a good bar setup!
While I would love to eat nothing but pie, that just isn't feasible when hosting. When I arrived at Mary's home in Nashville, she had this darling Derby bar already set up and ready to go!
True to her brand of delegation, she used a “Callie’s Cocktail Party” kit, which includes all the small bites and snacks that you need when hosting. From biscuits to pimento cheese, does it get more Southern?!
We then added some beautiful Derby themed iced cookies from Summer’s Sweet Shoppe along with Mint Julep ingredients, of course!
The Easiest Derby Pie
This recipe is one of my absolute favorites, Derby or no Derby! It is the perfect “make to take” pie, whether you need to treat a friend or make a contribution to the dessert table.
While simple to make, it packs quite the punch when it comes to flavor. My trick? Use both semi sweet and dark chocolate chips!