This month, over at Style Blue Print, I shared a family recipe straight from my Southern roots.
I’m a Kentucky girl through and through. Unfortunately, I can’t make it back this weekend for the Kentucky Derby but that doesn’t mean we can’t cook up some traditional Southern dishes to celebrate!
I instantly grabbed my family cookbook from back home in Kentucky, “Coming Home: Recipes From The Heart.” Yes, my family loves food! My Aunt, Emilie Mills Keeling, came up with the idea of printing a cookbook and gathered all the recipes together. She organized them and typed the initial draft of the cookbook. Bless her heart! I’m so grateful that I can have these recipes to pass on and enjoy these yummy dishes with my family.
I love making skinny versions of my favorite comfort foods so I decided to start with my Aunt Sally’s Kentucky Derby Pie. I’m OB-sessed with this derby staple! The funny thing about Aunt Sally is that even though she was the best baker, she was also always trying to lose weight. I still have memories of her setting up in her kitchen a 5-pound bag of sugar for every 5 pounds she lost. She would have loved to have a guilt-free version to bake, too!
Here’s the recipe for Aunt Sally’s original Kentucky classic:
Aunt Sally’s Kentucky Derby Pie
Okay, so even though this is literally HEAVEN ON EARTH, it’s jam-packed full of calories. Here’s how I baked a pie with less guilt but just as much flavor:
Molly’s Guilt Free Kentucky Derby Pie:
(gluten free, egg free & dairy free)
Even though nothing will ever compare to my Aunt Sally’s cookin’, this will have to do. And trust me, not only is it a bit healthier but it’s delicious…and perfect for this weekend!
For other Southern inspiration, head on over to Style Blue Print for more.