I purchased a Derby Pie®, in Kentucky, shared it with my flight attendant roommates, and developed the following recipe for a rich and delicious chocolate chip nut pie which I call Better than the Original Derby Pie. This pie is truly better and worth every calorie, according to my tasters, since my recipe is made with a flaky homemade crust containing real butter as opposed to a commercial-tasting crust made with margarine in the original. Also, there are no preservatives, the walnuts are toasted, and the addition of just a little real Kentucky Bourbon takes this homemade pie to a higher realm. Whether you plan to attend the Kentucky Derby this year or to watch it on TV, this pie is a must to serve for dessert.
1 homemade 9” unbaked pie shell
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons Kentucky Bourbon
1 cup toasted walnuts (toast in a 350° oven for 8-10 minutes)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Kentucky Bourbon
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Blind bake the pie crust for 5 minutes.
- Turn the oven down to 350°.
- Beat the brown sugar, flour, salt, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and bourbon on low speed until smooth (you don’t want foam).
- Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Pour the mixture into the partially baked crust.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the center is almost set (it will finish as it cools).
- Remove to cooling racks.
- Just before serving, whip the cream to soft peaks.
- Add the powdered sugar and beat to stiff peaks.
- Stir in the bourbon and serve over the pie.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 352
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 64% Protein 5% Carb. 29%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 39 g
Saturated Fat 17 g
Cholesterol 121 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Total Carbohydrate 40 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 0% Iron 11%