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Run For The Roses Pie III Recipe
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Run For The Roses Pie III

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"A pie filling made with nuts and chocolate, and flavored with bourbon. Serve warm with ice cream."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Spread chocolate chips and nuts in bottom of pie shell.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter or margarine and sugar together. Mix in flour. Beat the eggs slightly, and mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in bourbon. Pour filling into pie shell (over chips and nuts).
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 05, 2003

This, although tasty, isn't quite what I consider to be a traditional Derby Pie. Derby Pie is a little more moist and fudgy than this lighter version. (Almost a brownie texture) Walnuts are traditional, but I think pecans would have been better. (Just a matter of taste.) Keep it authentic and use a small-batch Kentucky Bourbon. (I used Woodford Reserve.) Make sure you serve warm with a scoop of vanilla bean. Enjoy...and make sure to wear your flashy hat!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2005

ok pie, as a ky gal i can say this one is not even CLOSE to derby pie :-(, so if that's what you are going for try something else

Nov 22, 2005

This pie just won me 1st prize in a pie bake-off with 50 other pies. Turned out great on my first try. Very easy to make and set up nicely. I used a few variations: add some spice with dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg; use dark chocolate chips for more intensity; and coffee liquore instead of bourbon. I know these variations may make it less "traditional" but this recipe overall is a genuine 1st Place Winner. Thanks, Judi!

Jan 20, 2007

I have made this countless times. Added vanilla extract as well as quite a bit more bourbon. Also, used a whole package of chocolate chips. Made this the day before for a friend's birthday. Also, makes great tarts.

May 03, 2015

Quite good, but not traditional, though it stands on it's own nicely. I used brown sugar for more depth in the pie and felt the walnuts were too strong of a nut for this recipe. Next time I'll use pecans and more bourbon as the taste was lost in this recipe. If you're looking for something quick and easy, this dessert could do in a pinch quite nicely. Thank you Judi!

May 05, 2010

This recipe is great! I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I find it very hard to tell when it's done so sometimes it's over/under-done. The only ingredient alteration I make is adding a little extra bourbon and vanilla. After everyone loved the pie, I made these in bar form for a picnic: they turned out GREAT! For a 9x9 pan, I used 1.5 times the recipe. One circular pie crust still covers the bottom of the pan - I cut off the excess crust about 1/4" up the sides. Baked for 30-35 minutes. COOL COMPLETELY before you cut them into squares. Next time, I'll double the recipe and use a 9x13 pan.

Aug 15, 2003

This recipe was great. I had been looking for this recipe for a while. The only thing I will do differently next time is add vanilla to the mixture.

May 02, 2008

I made this pie for my husband who is a chocolate chip cookie hound. He loved it! The only change I will make when I make it tomorrow for the Race is that I will substitute brown sugar for the granulated. A personal choice, as the granulated sugar alone seemed a bit lacking in "oomph". Otherwise, a luscious and decadent treat!


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  • Calories
  • 615 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 41.6 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 244 mg
  • 10%

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

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