Sunday, February 26, 2012

Derby Pie

Well it is that time of the year when the grass gets a little bluer out in the great state of Kentucky and you hear the sound of hooves hitting the dirt. That's right, it's Derby time! And what better way to start off than with pie? Derby pie is a hit each year with those in the area and has grown in popularity as the years have gone by.

Now, this isn't the real Derby Pie. That recipe is a closely guarded secret of it's original creators. This is my own take on it. One that my family gobbled down and I hope yours will as well. So, break out your pie pan and your mixer, don't forget your hat and let's get to it.


  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter, Melted
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Large Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoon Kentucky Bourbon or Tennessee Whiskey
  • 3/4 Cup Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Well Chopped Walnuts
  • 8 Inch Pie Crust (if using 9 inch, increase everything by 25% to retain pie thickness)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. In a mixer combine your sugar and melted butter on low.
  3. In a different bowl sift together your flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Add flour mixture to sugar bowl. Mix until well combined.
  5. Add in eggs and vanilla until everything is evenly distributed. 
  6. Add in Bourbon and mix well.
  7. Take your pie crust and cover the bottom with your walnuts and chocolate chips.
  8. Pour your batter over the top of the chocolate chips and walnuts. 
  9. Place in the oven and bake 35-45 minutes. 
  10. Remove and allow to cool 10-20 minutes. 
  11. Serve warm with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and sprinkle of Cinnamon. 
  12. Enjoy! 

*You can use more Bourbon if you would like, as well as omitting the Cinnamon and Nutmeg.
*Recipe dedicated to dear old twisted friend - Kelly

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