My Kentucky Derby Dessert

My Kentucky Derby Dessert


"Chocolate, nuts, brown sugar, special occasion needed for this decadent dessert. It's a family favorite and so easy. Serve with lightly-sweetened whipped cream, dairy whipped topping, or vanilla ice cream and warmed chocolate syrup."


1 h 25 m servings 896 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 896 kcal
  • 45%
  • Fat:
  • 63.2 g
  • 97%
  • Carbs:
  • 81.1g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 341 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until eggs are foamy, about 3 minutes; beat corn oil, bourbon whiskey, and vanilla extract into the eggs until just incorporated.
  3. Beat flour, white sugar, and light brown sugar into egg mixture until smoothly blended, then beat in butter.
  4. Gently stir pecans and chocolate chips into the filling.
  5. Fit the pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish and pour the filling into the crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown and a knife inserted halfway between the center and edge of the filling comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.
  7. Cool the pie on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You may need to watch after 35 minutes of baking; check if crust edge is browning too quickly. If so, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until filling is set as directed above.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 11 Ratings


I have been making this pie for 10 years now. I usually brown the butter but I do not use oil. This is the staple of our Annual Kentucky Derby Party each year and it is always a huge hit!!

First thing I noticed when fixed as directed is entire pie batter will not fit into deep dish pie shell. No matter, I discarded what would not fit to edges of crust. Now during the baking proc...

Can I have another piece? Wow, delicious!

I made this for a Derby party this year. I did not use the corn oil and instead just used browned butter as a previous review mentioned. I also used 60% cacao chips instead of semisweet. Otherwi...

The recipe did not work for me. It says to add 1 and 1/8 CUPS of butter!! I have researched the recipe and others say to add 1/2 cup of butter.

The person that added this recipe was sitting back laughing as I cleaned my oven at midnight on derby eve! There is enough filling in this recipe for 2 9-inch pie crusts. I was attempting to mak...

My husband LOVED this pie!!! And he doesn't like desserts, as a rule. A winner.

I made this for our Derby party this year. It was fantastic! Definitely an authentic derby pie! (Though I'm not a native Louisvillian, I lived there for 7 years and grew to love it as my 2nd hom...

I just fixed this last night for a Derby party. Everyone LOVED it! I feel the need to add that I, nor anyone who ate it, has ever had Derby Pie so I don't know what it's supposed to taste like...