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Heide's Kentucky Derby Dessert

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a pie traditionally served at the annual Kentucky Derby for 50 years."
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Ingredients

2 h 5 m servings 521
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 9-inch pie)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Spread pecans over a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake pecans in preheated oven until toasted, about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Check pecans after 30 minutes. Allow pecans to cool completely.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Whisk eggs, brown sugar, light corn syrup, flour, butter, white sugar, bourbon, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Fold pecan pieces and chocolate chips into the egg mixture until combined; pour into prepared pie crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until pie is set, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 521 calories; 30.8 58.7 5.9 99 231 Full nutrition

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OMG!! Made this pie today. SO GOOD! We made 8 of them, we made 2 of those with splenda instead of sugar and it was as good as the original recipe. Super easy to make. Definitely need the deep...

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I'm not super happy with this recipe. I followed all directions, except the part about toasting the pecans. Another review tipped me off that 1 hour to roast pecans was too long, so I looked els...

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OMG!! Made this pie today. SO GOOD! We made 8 of them, we made 2 of those with splenda instead of sugar and it was as good as the original recipe. Super easy to make. Definitely need the deep...

We made this on Girls weekend/Kentucky Derby weekend 2012. It was VERY good and we got a little crazy and threw in 1 1/2 cups of high end dark chocolate chips. I think it would have been just fi...

Excellent pie but extremely rich. I made it exactly as the recipe suggested. Warning: cut small slices.

My husband and I lived in Louisville for 10 years. So now when there is a holiday or special occasion my husband expects his Derby pie. This recipe is the best I have found! Just follow it as i...

The pecans were almost burned at 20 minutes. That 1 hour in the oven is way too much. Also added a pinch of salt.

Very easy to make. I'm not a huge chocolate fan, so found it very rich, but the fam loved it. I would not use as many chocolate chips next time. I used Splenda in place of the white sugar and...

I made two pies. The first one I tried to put all of the mix into a premade crust and it over flowed. For the second one I saved the extra mix and made my own crust to make mini pies in a muffin...

I'm not super happy with this recipe. I followed all directions, except the part about toasting the pecans. Another review tipped me off that 1 hour to roast pecans was too long, so I looked els...

I made this for a friend who remembered having something called Derby Pie as a kid. This luscious pie brought back the memories for him and made new ones for the rest of us! Other than adding a...