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It is my understanding that “Derby Pie” is trademarked. There are quite a number of variations, some using pecans, others walnuts, I will let you search out the recipe that suits your tastes and talents!
Kentuckians are thankful that Miss Jennie Carter Benedict created her Benedictine spread back around the turn of the century for her catering business. Use this cream cheese and cucumber spread for finger sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables and on crackers.
1 large cucumber
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons finely grated onion
Dash of Tabasco sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 drop of green food coloring
Peel, grate and drain the cucumber
Combine with remaining ingredients in food processor
Serve as is as a sandwich or canape spread
Thin with sour cream to make a dip for vegetables.
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Well I’m not planning on having any derby parties anytime soon, but I’ll definitely have to steal a few of these ideas for my daughter’s horse themed birthday party 🙂
Hi Brittany! I am glad you came up with some great ideas from my post!