You are going to LOVE this Kentucky Derby Day Pie recipe. It’s basically a chocolate chip pecan cookie in a pie crust topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Kentucky Derby Day Pie
I don’t remember when or how I started making this Kentucky Derby Day Pie, but I’ve had the recipe for years now and it’s hands down my FAVORITE PIE EVER.
It’s also the most requested dessert at our Thanksgiving dinner because it’s that good. In fact, it’s become quite a Thanksgiving tradition in my family.
I know historically, it’s made for the Kentucky Derby in May, but seeing as how we live in Arkansas and don’t really participate in the derby day festivities, we like to make it for other holidays throughout the year.
I’ve even had several family members request it as a birthday dessert instead of birthday cake. Once you try this simple, easy and delicious pie recipe you’ll be hooked.
This Kentucky Derby Day Pie is so easy to make and is basically a chocolate chip pecan cookie in a pie shell. How could that NOT be good?? Be careful though because this pie is really rich, so a little goes a long way.
Feel free to switch out the pecans for walnuts and add to add a little Kentucky Bourbon if you wish, but just know that it’s perfectly delicious without it as well.
So why not stop what you’re doing right now and GO MAKE THIS PIE! You can thank me later. And check out the links below for more easy and delicious dessert recipes.
Does This Pie Need to Be Refrigerated?
Yes, since it pie contains dairy products, it shouldn’t sit out at room temperature for more than two hours. It will last up to one week in the refrigerator.
Can This Pie Be Made in advance?
Yes, you can make this pie several days in advance and store it in the refrigerator. On the day of your event, simply reheat it in the oven, covered with foil at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until it is heated throughout.
What Should I Serve with Kentucky Derby Day Pie?
- ice cream
- whipped cream
- caramel sauce
What’s in Kentucky Derby Day Pie?
- chocolate chips
- unbaked pie crust
How to make Kentucky Derby Day Pie:
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 your crust starts to get too brown before the middle is cooked, you can cover the pie with foil and continue baking.
NOTE: Since oven temperatures vary, be sure to check the middle of your pie to see that it is cooked throughout with a toothpick coming out clean, otherwise you may need to add 10-20 minutes to the baking time.
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Kentucky Derby Day Pie
- 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
- 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 your crust starts to get too brown before the middle is cooked, you can cover the pie with foil and continue baking.