Heide's Kentucky Derby Dessert

Heide's Kentucky Derby Dessert

Heide F

"This is a pie traditionally served at the annual Kentucky Derby for 50 years."
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2 h 5 m servings 521 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.7g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 231 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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...

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 fi...

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

The pecans were almost burned at 20 minutes. That 1 hour in the oven is way too much. Also added a pinch of salt.

My husband and I lived in Louisville for 10 years. So now when there is a holiday or special occasion my husband expects his Derby pie. This recipe is the best I have found! Just follow it as i...

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...

this is a good pie.

I personally haven't tasted this pie...I'm a diabetic baker, but I've received rave reviews from my customers. The one thing I've found that most pies that call for a deep 9" pie shell almost ...

Very easy to make. I'm not a huge chocolate fan, so found it very rich, but the fam loved it. I would not use as many chocolate chips next time. I used Splenda in place of the white sugar and...

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