The Cafe will be open Christmas Eve from 8am - 2pm and closed on Christmas Day.

Steeplechase Pie

​A Loveless Cafe creation… Tennessee sipping whiskey and chocolate chips added to our already delicious pecan pie… it is a must-have during the Iroquois Steeplechase here in Nashville.



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Toss the pecans with the chocolate chips and scatter them evenly over the bottom of the pie shell.
  3. Put the sugar in a medium size mixing bowl; add the melted butter, whiskey and vanilla and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Add the corn syrup and whisk until blended.
  6. Pour this mixture over the nuts and chips in the pie shell.
  7. Set the pie on a sturdy baking sheet in the middle of the oven.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 50- 55 minutes, until the filling puffs up a bit and sets across the top of the pie.
  9. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Tips for pre -baked pie shell:

  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Weather using a store-bought prepared shell or homemade pastry, place the pie shell on a sturdy baking sheet to make it easier to maneuver.
  3. Line the shell with parchment paper and fill with 3 cups of dried beans or pie weights.
  4. Bake the shell for 18 – 20 minutes. the dough should look fairly dry but not at all browned.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Remove the paper and the beans or pie weights.
  7. Let the shell cool completely before proceeding with your recipe.
  8. Be sure to save the beans they can be reused many times.