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Derby Style Pie

Derby Style Pie

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Unfortunately, the Kentucky Derby has been postponed this year due to the Coronoavirus. It will be run in September instead of May.

But….that doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy his wonderful Derby Style Pie.

When I was growing up, my Mama and Daddy had race horses.  Now they were pretty good, but of course never made it to the “Derby”.  My parents loved going to the track to watch our horses run. Heck, my daughter Brianna, was just a baby when we would get her all dressed up and go to the track to watch the horses. Needless to say, the Kentucky Derby was sort of a big deal in our house.

This Derby style pie is a must for any Kentucky Derby party.

It couldn’t be easier to make and even better to eat.

Make it a great day!!




1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon (spend the money and get the Makers Mark, it’s worth it!!)
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 ready-made pie crust


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Add the eggs and butter; mix to combine.

Stir in the bourbon, walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt.

Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust in a 9 or 9 1/2 inch pie plate.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Let cool before slicing.


* The name “Derby Pie” has been trademarked and the owners protect it!!! This is why our pie is a Derby style pie.

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