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

Judi
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Spread chocolate chips and nuts in bottom of pie shell.

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  • 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).

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

615 calories; 41.6 g total fat; 103 mg cholesterol; 244 mg sodium. 57.4 g carbohydrates; 7.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (54)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2005
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 Read More
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69 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
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! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2015
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
This recipe is wonderful and very easy! This pie is better than the same pie at a very exclusive restaurant in our town. I'd recommend making two and taking one to a friend!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2007
From a girl who was born and raised in Louisville KY this a darn good rendition of a Derby favorite:) I've tried quite a few Derby Pie recipes and for how simple this is and how good it tastes this is my new favorite! I don't do alcohol in my recipes but I did add some pure vanilla as suggested. This was a HIT with family and friends and most importantly with me! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2005
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 Read More
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