Run For The Roses Pie III

Run For The Roses Pie III

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Recipe by  Judi

“A pie filling made with nuts and chocolate, and flavored with bourbon. Serve warm with ice cream.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 8 inch pie



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Spread chocolate chips and nuts in bottom of pie shell.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar together. Mix in flour. Beat the eggs slightly, and mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in bourbon. Pour filling into pie shell (over chips and nuts).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.

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This, although tasty, isn't quite what I consider to be a traditional Derby Pie. Derby Pie is a little more moist and fudgy than this lighter version. (Almost a brownie texture) Walnuts are traditional, but I think pecans would have been better. (Just a matter of taste.) Keep it authentic and use a small-batch Kentucky Bourbon. (I used Woodford Reserve.) Make sure you serve warm with a scoop of vanilla bean. Enjoy...and make sure to wear your flashy hat!



This pie just won me 1st prize in a pie bake-off with 50 other pies. Turned out great on my first try. Very easy to make and set up nicely. I used a few variations: add some spice with dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg; use dark chocolate chips for more intensity; and coffee liquore instead of bourbon. I know these variations may make it less "traditional" but this recipe overall is a genuine 1st Place Winner. Thanks, Judi!



I have made this countless times. Added vanilla extract as well as quite a bit more bourbon. Also, used a whole package of chocolate chips. Made this the day before for a friend's birthday. Also, makes great tarts.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 615 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 41.6 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs
  • 57.4 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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