I spent a memorable weekend in Kentucky once.

How’s that for an opening line to pique your interest?

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!)  Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

I was with my mama. We were roadtripping as part of the world’s longest yard sale. It was August and as hot as all get-out. My mom kept going on about the “rolling hills of Kentucky,” to the point I almost left her at the original KFC in Corbin, Ky. But I couldn’t do that to my mama.

After we’d finished our yard sale shopping, we drove for hours and couldn’t find a hotel. When we finally did, a transformer blew nearby, and we were stuck in the dark for hours.

Planning a Kentucky Derby party?  You must try this refreshing  mint julep recipe, served in a frosty silver julep cup.

After all that, you might think I’d boycott anything to do with the bluegrass state. (Nope, just the Kentucky Wildcats.)

I still love Kentucky, especially during horse racing season. Or as I like to think of it, Kentucky Derby Pie and mint julep time!

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!)  Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

I only make them once a year. Though as I’m sitting here typing and sipping on an icy mint julep and contemplating a second slice of pie, I don’t know why these two delicacies aren’t on the regular menu rotation!

Because they’re both really easy to make. Simple recipes — I promise!  And you know they taste good!

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!)  Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

So let’s get down to it, shall we?

To make the Kentucky Derby pie, you’ll need butter, pecans, eggs, flour, sugar, chocolate chips, bourbon and a pie crust. (I use a frozen deep dish crust because I’m all about easy.)

Every time I make a pie, I wonder why I don’t make more. They are so simple to put together, much easier than cookies or cakes and so many other desserts.

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!)  Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

For a pie, you pretty much just throw the ingredients together in a crust, slide it in the oven and bake.

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!)  Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

And about an hour later (give or take a few minutes), you get this.

Kentucky Derby Pie
 
A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!) Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • 1 deep dish pie crust
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 1 cups pecan
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar and flour.
  3. Add melted butter and stir until combined. Add eggs and bourbon and stir until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold in pecans and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour mixture into a deep dish pie pan.
  6. Place pie pan in the middle of a large rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, until the pie is set and the crust is light brown.
  7. Check on the pie as it it cooking. If the edges of the crust are browning too quickly, cover them with foil and continue baking.
  8. Remove from oven, allow to cool, cut and serve.

Now you understand why I couldn’t hold a grudge against Kentucky, right?

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!)  Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for my recipe for a classic mint julep, just in time for the Kentucky Derby, the 141st Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs.

Planning a Kentucky Derby party?  You must try this refreshing  mint julep recipe, served in a frosty silver julep cup.



Comments

  1. It sounds really good…I wonder what would happen if I double (triple) the bourbon? Probably would just end up drinking the pie!

  2. Bev
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    I made this …I think I kept it in oven to long . It was very dry

  3. Oh yum! This looks so so good! The ingredients seem like they would be wonderful together! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I also love derby season!
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  4. Wow your photography is gorgeous. And that pie looks mmm mmm good.

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thanks so much for the compliments on my photography. It’s something I continue to work on and hopefully improve. Plus, there’s no way this pie can look bad!

  5. Oh yum! This looks and sounds delicious! Can’t wait to make it :)
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  6. Holy buckets this sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged. See you tonight at 8PM!

  7. OMG, this looks amazing. It reminds me so much of a dessert I used to order every weekend after my shift bussing tables at a nice restaurant in Virginia. I cannot remember the name of it….this could be a dupe! Thanks for bringing back so many good memories and I’ll be adding this to my arsenal of recipes :) xo kristiina
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      I hope this recipe lives up to your memories and truly is a ringer for the one you used to order. It’s kinda a cross between pie and a cookie. I recommend serving it slightly warm, and if you want to be really decadent, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  8. That’s a lovely pie! Perfect for an annual tradition like the Derby!
    Thanks for linking up at #PureBlogLove PIN LINK party. Remember our party rules have changed. We’d love to have you link a PIN LINK at our next party so we can add you to our #PureBlogLove Craft board! We always comment right on the PINS and give them a love.! Looking forward to seeing your ideas at our next party!

  9. I’ve tried this bourbon before and it is pretty tasty. This pie must be wonderful!

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