Recipes from Kentucky

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November 7, 2021
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Recipes from Kentucky

A 2019 study by Hotschedules, a restaurant and hospitality software, revealed that Americans eat out a lot. In fact, 56% of Americans told the company that they eat out two to three times a week, which included both in-restaurant dining and ordering takeout. Diners certainly have a wide variety of options to choose from: There are mor than 1 million restaurants throughout the country, according to the National Restaurant Association.

But in the last year, the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every corner of American daily life—not the least of which being how we eat. With rules for social distancing in place along with various states of shutdown orders since March 2020, many people have turned to home-cooked meals in lieu of going out or even getting something delivered.

Of course, eating local favorites is a special kind of treat—so to help you on this home cooking journey, Stacker scoured Allrecipes’ collection of more than 3,000 recipes grouped by state to bring you a list of beloved favorites from Kentucky.

Many of these recipes are great for any skill levels—so don’t worry if your culinary expertise leave something to be desired. Keep reading to gain some inspiration for your next meal.

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Kentucky Pecan Pie

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 (9 inch) pie
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mint Juleps

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Total: 25 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Style Fried Green Tomatoes

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Cook: 6 minutes
- Total: 11 minutes
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Original Hot Brown

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Total: 35 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Old Time Kentucky Bacon Milk Gravy for Biscuits

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 25 minutes
- Total: 35 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Bourbon Balls

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Additional: 16 hrs
- Total: 16 hrs 30 minutes
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 balls
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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KFC® Copycat Gravy

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Cook: 33 minutes
- Total: 38 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Heide's Kentucky Derby Dessert

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 50 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs 5 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 1 9-inch pie
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Biscuits

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 30 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 biscuits
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Blue Ribbon All-Butter Pound Cake

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Additional: 35 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 50 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 tube cake
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mildly Sweet Whiskey Chicken

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 35 minutes
- Total: 45 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Alcohol-Free Mint Julep

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 25 minutes
- Servings: 2
- Yield: 2 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Derby Pie

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 45 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 9-inch pie
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fabulous Gluten-Free Fried Pork Chops

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 8 minutes
- Total: 18 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Best Benedictine Spread

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Total: 10 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Hot Brown

- Prep: 25 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 40 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 Hot Browns
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Meemaw's Bourbon Balls

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 minutes
- Servings: 45
- Yield: 45 balls
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Bourbon Marinade

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Total: 5 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 2 1/3 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Runzas (Bierocks)

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 20 minutes
- Servings: 9
- Yield: 9 pastries
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Beer Cheese Spread

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Total: 15 minutes
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 3 cups
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Grandma's Hash Brown Casserole

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 9x13-inch casserole
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Banana Pudding

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 20 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 40 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 to 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Wonder Beans

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Total: 20 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Spoon Bread

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 40 minutes
- Additional: 15 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 15 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Lace Cakes

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 5 minutes
- Total: 15 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Bourbon Kamikaze

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Total: 10 minutes
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 serving
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dad's Kentucky Home Fries

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 25 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Jam Cake

- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Run For The Roses Pie III

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 1 - 8 inch pie
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mint Julep Cocktail

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Total: 10 minutes
- Servings: 1
- Yield: 1 cocktail
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mint Julep Iced Tea

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 5 minutes
- Additional: 10 minutes
- Total: 25 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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My Kentucky Derby Dessert

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 55 minutes
- Additional: 15 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 25 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 9-inch pie
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Tomato Soup

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 30 minutes
- Total: 40 minutes
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 14
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Apple Butter

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 2 hrs 5 minutes
- Additional: 35 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs 55 minutes
- Servings: 45
- Yield: 45 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Bourbon Brownies

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 40 minutes
- Total: 55 minutes
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 1 9x13-inch pan
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Gluten-Free Kentucky Fried Chicken™-Style Coating

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Total: 5 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
- Read more about the recipe here

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Steph's Bourbon Balls

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Additional: 10 minutes
- Total: 40 minutes
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 40 bourbon balls
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kentucky Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 40 minutes
- Total: 1 hr
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Old Fashioned Kentucky Nut Cake

- Servings: 18
- Yield: 1 - 9 x 13 inch sheet cake
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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