Derby Pie

Grab your best flowery hat and a mint julep, we're off to the Kentucky Derby! Derby Pie is a storied pie perfect for Derby-Day gatherings. The recipe just might be as Kentucky-authentic as it gets. It's quick to make but rich - good thing small slivers are plenty. Here’s a pie that has almost as many names as slices.Confederate Pie is one. “It’s just like Kentucky Pie except swiy-ter,” it’s been said in a thick southern accent, so that’s another. One more? Jefferson Davis Pie. A reader (hi Barb!) calls it "Back Home Pie" and her dad always said, "I don't care if it is called 'Dirty Pie', it's a good one!"The recipe comes from my long-time real-life friend Lisa of My Own Sweet Thyme who is a Kentucky girl by birth and she got it from her Aunt Hen.For a long time, Aunt Hen worked for the folks that got to be famous for Derby Pie. But whenever someone asked her for the recipe – and people will ask for this recipe, trust me on that – Aunt Hen ca…

Brown Sugar Lemon Curd

My Canadian family's "signature" recipe for lemon curd. It's made with brown sugar, not white sugar. The brown sugar adds nuance and dimension to lemon curd that's memorable: in side-by-side taste tests, people always prefer Brown Sugar Lemon Curd.

I'm sharing two recipes, one from my dear Auntie Gloria, whose refrigerator was always home to a tub of lemon curd, perfect for scooping out by the spoonful or filling a lemon tart or two when a friend stopped by for tea and a visit. The second recipe is my variation of her recipe, it's less sweet and less rich and to my taste, extra-lemony and delicious. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~
~ Auntie Gloria's Brown Sugar Lemon Curd ~
~ My Low-Sugar & Low Fat Lemon Curd ~

Brown Sugar Lemon Curd Made the List!Best Recipes of 2012 The Glo Is GoneMy Canadian family just lost the family matriarch. She was Gloria Miller, my mom’s sister, my cousins’ mum, their children’s granny and great-granny and the…