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Race Day Pie – Just in time for the Derby

I wanted to share with you a recipe for Race Day Pie – just in time for the Kentucky Derby. I am a KY girl through and through. If you can’t make it to the Derby you should at least bake this tasty dessert.

Race Day Pie - Just in time for the Derby

This is my Great Aunt Mary’s Race Day Pie Recipe passed down to me by my Mom. We love this delicious pie for any and all special occasions and of course once a year on Derby Day!  If you are hosting a Derby Party be sure to check out this post. You can’t go wrong with a Derby party regardless of where you live.

Kentucky Derby Party

This is “Derby Pie” however it can not be called that because the only people that are allowed to call it “Derby Pie” are the folks at Kerns Kitchen, located in KY, who have trade-marked the name.

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Race Day Pie

Aunt Mary's Kentucky Race Day Pie - Perfect Way To Celebrate The KY Derby
Print Recipe
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:55 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. KY bourbon - optional
  • 3/4 cup English walnuts I use pecans
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 whole unbaked pie crust (or make from scratch)

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, flour, butter, eggs and vanilla in a bowl. (Add optional bourbon.)
  • Fold in pecans and chocolate chips. Pour in an unbaked 9" pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown, about 35 to 40 minutes until top is golden brown.
  • When it cools, it will be thick and chewy.
  • This is a very rich pie, slice into small pieces and serve with fresh whipped cream, may garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Notes

This is “Derby Pie” however it can not be called that because the only people that are allowed to call it “Derby Pie” are the folks at Kerns Kitchen, located in KY, who have trade-marked the name.
Servings: 8 people
Author: Mary Thomas
Cost: $10

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4 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I used to work at a restaurant and they served “kentucky derby pie”. This looks like a similar recipe! It is kind of weird because I was just telling my kids about how much I loved that pie and here is a recipe for it. Thanks so much!

  2. This is my very favorite pie in the whole wide world! Thanks for posting (although now I am craving it like crazy!). Going to make it this week!!

  3. No, this isn’t “Derby Pie” because the only people that are allowed to call it “Derby Pie” are the folks at Kerns Kitchen, who have trade-marked the name. Ha ha! We call it “First-Saturday-in-May” Pie! My in-laws got married on Derby day, and so they celebrate their anniversary every year with a Derby party. If anyone would like my recipe for Mint Julep Cake, let me know!

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