Can you believe the Derby is less than 2 weeks away? I was born and raised in Louisville, so I LOVE everything about the Kentucky Derby. I also love the food, especially Chocolate Bourbon Pie.
This pie is traditionally served at the Kentucky Derby and can be made with either walnuts or pecans. What makes this pie so good is the rich, warm flavor you get from the blend of chocolate and bourbon. Throw in the crunchy texture from the walnuts and you’ve got a pie that will be part of your Derby traditions for years to come.
Here’s what you need:
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 Tbsp. bourbon (I use Maker’s Mark)
1 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
In a large bowl, mix together flour and sugar.
Add eggs and butter and mix until the ingredients are combined.
Stir in the bourbon, walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt.
Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes. Allow the pie to cool before serving.
Note: You may be tempted to call it “Derby Pie” but I wouldn’t recommend it. That name is trademarked and fiercely protected by its owners, Kern’s Kitchen.