How about these gluten-free Kentucky Derby pies? Or maybe some Kentucky Derby cupcakes? Here are four fabulous pie options—three to celebrate all those beautiful three-year old horses running, plus my newest pecan pie recipe, Luxurious Pecan Pie—and two very appropriate cupcake options (Not Derby Pie Cupcakes and Mint Julep Cupcakes) as a bonus! If you hadn’t thought about celebrating Derby Day before, you sure are now, right? Will you choose pie, cupcakes, or make some of each? If you’re inviting friends or family over to watch, you’ll want to feed them well!
Gluten-Free Kentucky Derby Pies
~ Chocolate Walnut (or Pecan) Pie from Cook Eat Well ~ gluten free, grain free, casein free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, with paleo/primal option
~ Crustless Pecan Pie from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, refined sugar-free options~ Luxurious Pecan Pie from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
~ Grain-Free Maple Bourbon Pecan Tart from Tasty Yummies ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, vegetarian, with refined sugar-free option
Gluten-Free Kentucky Derby Cupcakes
~ Not Derby Pie Cupcakes from In Johnna’s Kitchen ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarianIt seems that about 120,000 Mint Juleps are consumed at the Kentucky Derby each year. (Who knows how many are actually consumed all over the world?) Honestly, I’d prefer my Mint Julep in the form of this cupcake—also from In Johnna’s Kitchen—thank you!
~ Mint Julep Cupcakes (with Sugared Mint Leaves for topping, if you’d like) ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarianMay your horse—or favorite dessert—win!
Originally published May 3, 2014; updated September 14, 2020.