Heide's Kentucky Derby Dessert Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Heide's Kentucky Derby Dessert Recipe

Heide's Kentucky Derby Dessert

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"This is a pie traditionally served at the annual Kentucky Derby for 50 years."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 50 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Spread pecans over a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake pecans in preheated oven until toasted, about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Check pecans after 30 minutes. Allow pecans to cool completely.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Whisk eggs, brown sugar, light corn syrup, flour, butter, white sugar, bourbon, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Fold pecan pieces and chocolate chips into the egg mixture until combined; pour into prepared pie crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until pie is set, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.
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May 07, 2012

We made this on Girls weekend/Kentucky Derby weekend 2012. It was VERY good and we got a little crazy and threw in 1 1/2 cups of high end dark chocolate chips. I think it would have been just fine with the 3/4 cup. We also didn't have any bourbon and didn't want to use the vodka in it so we used two tablespoons of coffee. Great, great recipe! I also used Best-Ever Pie Crust from this site. Nice. And we got 12 slices out of this pie because it was very rich. Great with ice cream or whipped cream.

May 01, 2014

OMG!! Made this pie today. SO GOOD! We made 8 of them, we made 2 of those with splenda instead of sugar and it was as good as the original recipe. Super easy to make. Definitely need the deep dish crust. Iam not a big pecan pie person but I LOVED this. Pretty rich, I actually liked the splenda version the best.


6 Ratings

May 04, 2012

Excellent pie but extremely rich. I made it exactly as the recipe suggested. Warning: cut small slices.

May 01, 2013

this is a good pie.

Jun 11, 2014

I made this for a friend who remembered having something called Derby Pie as a kid. This luscious pie brought back the memories for him and made new ones for the rest of us! Other than adding a full cup of the mini chocolate chips, I followed the recipe exactly and served with a little French vanilla ice cream....perfect!


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  • Calories
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 231 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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