Chocolate, nuts, brown sugar, bourbon...no special occasion needed for this decadent dessert. It's a family favorite and so easy. Serve with lightly-sweetened whipped cream, dairy whipped topping, or vanilla ice cream and warmed chocolate syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until eggs are foamy, about 3 minutes; beat corn oil, bourbon whiskey, and vanilla extract into the eggs until just incorporated.

  • Beat flour, white sugar, and light brown sugar into egg mixture until smoothly blended, then beat in butter.

  • Gently stir pecans and chocolate chips into the filling.

  • Fit the pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish and pour the filling into the crust.

  • Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown and a knife inserted halfway between the center and edge of the filling comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.

  • Cool the pie on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Note:

You may need to watch after 35 minutes of baking; check if crust edge is browning too quickly. If so, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until filling is set as directed above.

Nutrition Facts

896 calories; protein 8.8g 18% DV; carbohydrates 81.1g 26% DV; fat 63.2g 97% DV; cholesterol 149.5mg 50% DV; sodium 340.7mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2012
First thing I noticed when fixed as directed is entire pie batter will not fit into deep dish pie shell. No matter I discarded what would not fit to edges of crust. Now during the baking process much of the pie filling is oozing out and spilling over the edges of the crust. The only change I made to the recipe was using what one reviewer suggested - browned butter instead of corn oil. I will come back later and review for taste. But I knew when I saw the ingredients it was probably not going to fit into a 9 inch deep dish pie shell. Also the other reviewers here (at least 2) did not state they followed the recipe here... only comments like "I've used this recipe for years" - the exact one? And "yummy give me another piece" - did they fix it as directed or just looking at the picture? As I said I will come back later and rate for taste but based on what's oozing over the edges I should have discarded even more filling than I did to adjust to the deep dish pastry shell. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2013
The recipe did not work for me. It says to add 1 and 1/8 CUPS of butter!! I have researched the recipe and others say to add 1/2 cup of butter. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2012
First thing I noticed when fixed as directed is entire pie batter will not fit into deep dish pie shell. No matter I discarded what would not fit to edges of crust. Now during the baking process much of the pie filling is oozing out and spilling over the edges of the crust. The only change I made to the recipe was using what one reviewer suggested - browned butter instead of corn oil. I will come back later and review for taste. But I knew when I saw the ingredients it was probably not going to fit into a 9 inch deep dish pie shell. Also the other reviewers here (at least 2) did not state they followed the recipe here... only comments like "I've used this recipe for years" - the exact one? And "yummy give me another piece" - did they fix it as directed or just looking at the picture? As I said I will come back later and rate for taste but based on what's oozing over the edges I should have discarded even more filling than I did to adjust to the deep dish pastry shell. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2012
I have been making this pie for 10 years now. I usually brown the butter but I do not use oil. This is the staple of our Annual Kentucky Derby Party each year and it is always a huge hit!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
Can I have another piece? Wow delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2013
I made this for a Derby party this year. I did not use the corn oil and instead just used browned butter as a previous review mentioned. I also used 60% cacao chips instead of semisweet. Otherwise I followed the recipe to a tee. I agree that there is way too much filling - I ended up making two muffin-sized pies in addition to the main one. It was actually great because I was able to taste what I made without cutting into the actual pie prematurely. The pie turned out really well! It had a crust that resembled a cookie and was gooey inside as I expected. The one thing I would change would be to melt the chocolate chips and mix it in after the sugars or something. My chocolate chips all sank to the bottom of the pie. Super tasty still but a little crunchy. I would like the flavor and texture to be better balanced throughout the whole pie. It is a recipe I will keep! I did receive several compliments on it this year! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2013
The recipe did not work for me. It says to add 1 and 1/8 CUPS of butter!! I have researched the recipe and others say to add 1/2 cup of butter. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2013
I made this for our Derby party this year. It was fantastic! Definitely an authentic derby pie! (Though I'm not a native Louisvillian I lived there for 7 years and grew to love it as my 2nd hometown:) The only thing I have negative to say about it has already been said by another reviewer - there is WAY too much filling to fit in even a 9" deep dish pie plate. My oven was a mess after making it! But everyone agreed it tasted great. Thanks for the recipe LYNNINMA! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
This pie was wonderful! Being a Louisvillian I've had lots of Derby pie and tried their receipes but this one is the best by far. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2013
My husband LOVED this pie!!! And he doesn't like desserts as a rule. A winner. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2013
I just fixed this last night for a Derby party. Everyone LOVED it! I feel the need to add that I nor anyone who ate it has ever had Derby Pie so I don't know what it's supposed to taste like. But this was delicious! Read More
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