I grew up in the south and Derby parties were a family tradition. Though this pie is an authentic old southern family recipe, I believe people from all over the country will enjoy this decadent, rich desert which has delighted our family for generations.
Kentucky Derby Pie
- Servings: ⅛" pie
- Yield: 8 servings
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cooking Time: 1 hr
- 1 deep dish pie crust (refrigerated prepared crust will work)
- 3 egggs
- ½ cup butter (margarine or other substitute will not work)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup dark corn syrup
- ¼ cup Kentucky Bourbon
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
- Place prepared refrigerated crust in 9" deep dish pie plate
- Beat softened butter with sugar, flour and salt
- Beat in eggs one at a time until batter is smooth
- Beat in corn syrup until smooth
- Stir in vanilla and bourbon until well combined
- Place chocolate chips and pecan halves in bottom of pie crust
- Pour batter over the pecans and chips
- Place pie in oven which has been pre-heated to 350
- Bake for 45 minutes to and hour. A knife should come out clean when inserted.
- Let cool before serving.
- This is not a make ahead desert. Serve within a few hours of baking since it is best at room temperature or slightly warm from the oven.