My Kentucky Derby Dessert


Chocolate, nuts, brown sugar, 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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 3 extra large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons corn oil

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon whiskey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 ⅛ cups butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cups chopped toasted pecans

  • 9 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


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

  2. 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.

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

  4. Gently stir pecans and chocolate chips into the filling.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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 (per serving)

896 Calories
63g Fat
81g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 896
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 63g 81%
Saturated Fat 26g 132%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 291mg 6%

* 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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