Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

This time last year Price and I were visiting his family back in central New York so we could attend his niece’s Christening. And we just happened to enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby there as well. It was so much fun with the big group of us cheering on the horses kick up lots of mud. Plus, Price won the money in the pool in the super competitive pick-a-piece-of-paper-with-a-name-on-it game. (Thanks Orb!!)

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While there we also did the fun game of “pass the drink”. It was still early on in my pregnancy so we didn’t want to share the news just yet so we were trying to act normal so no one would suspect anything. So Price would drink his beer and I would hold on to a beer then we would each out our beers down and swap so it would look like I had been drinking. We did this over and over until our beers would run out and I’d say that I was getting ‘us’ new beers. ha!

Well now I’m able to enjoy a fun bevie every now and then so I am ready to enjoy one tomorrow while we watch the Kentucky Derby. And while enjoying a Mint Julep I can enjoy some Kentucky Derby Pie.

The offical Derby Pie recipe is Top Secret! (And the name is even trademarked too!) So this is a version that is close to the pie that the Kern family created and has made ever since.

This pie is very similar to the Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie I made back in January. But with Bourbon!!!! Oh man, I L-O-V-E Bourbon. I actually missed white wine and bourbon the most while I was pregnant. The bottles of bourbon I had on hand just sat there collecting dust. So sad! But now I can enjoy making Kentucky Mules again with my favorites, Woodford Reserve and Bulleit Bourbon.

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I bet you have all of the ingredients for this pie at home and it only takes about 10 minutes to mix together so you better make one to enjoy while watching the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie

Makes a 9″ pie


  • 1 9″ pie crust
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the 9″ pie crust in the pie plate.
  2. Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs and butter. Stir in the bourbon, walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

Sightly adapted from American Food


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