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The Perfect Derby Pie: Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Style!

The Perfect Derby Pie: Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Style!

The Kentucky Derby isn't just about the majestic horses, flamboyant hats, and mint juleps; it's also about the savory, sweet treat that has become synonymous with the event – the Kentucky Derby Pie. Rich, chocolatey, and nutty, this pie is the perfect complement to a day at the races. I've gathered some of my favorite Derby Pie recipes for you to try. Each one has its unique twist, but all promise a slice of Southern goodness. Let’s dive in!

Incredible Derby Pie

by Two Southern Sweeties


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

Source: Two Southern Sweeties' Derby-Style Pie    


Kentucky Derby Pie

by Tracy@ It’s a T-Sweets Day!


1c butter

2c sugar

1c flour

4 eggs, beaten

2tsp vanilla

1 1/2c chocolate chips

2c chopped pecans

9″ unbaked pie shell

Source: Tracy's Kentucky Derby Pie


Classic Kentucky Derby Pie

by Graceful Little Honey Bee


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 stick butter melted

1 cup pecans chopped small

1 cup chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

1 unbaked 9" pie shell Or make your own crust

Instructions: Preheat oven to 325. Mix sugar and flour well. Add eggs, butter, and vanilla. Mix well. Add pecans and chocolate chips. Mix well. Pour into pie shell and bake 60 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean in the middle. If the crust starts to brown too quickly, cover the pie with foil and continue baking.

Source: Graceful Little Honey Bee's Kentucky Derby Pie 


Rich and Nutty Kentucky Derby Pie

by Dinner then Dessert


1/4 cups pecans, chopped

4 large eggs

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, miniature

1 9 inch unbaked deep-dish pie crust

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk eggs, brown sugar, light corn syrup, flour, butter, white sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Fold pecan pieces and chocolate chips into the egg mixture until combined; pour into the prepared pie crust. Bake until the pie is set, approximately 45-50 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.

Source: Dinner then Dessert's Kentucky Derby Pie

Whichever recipe you decide to try, pairing it with a beautiful hat from The Hat Hive and enjoying it during the Kentucky Derby will surely make your experience unforgettable. Whether you're watching from the sidelines or hosting a Derby party at home, let the delicious flavors of these pies add to the festivities. Enjoy the race and the pie! 🐎🥧

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