We made three of these pies for my daughter's special project on KY. We LOVE this easy to make pie! Making it again today for some KY family members, and it is sure to be a hit. We don't use the bourbon, and we use pecans. I am sure it is great with walnuts and bourbon as well. Highly recommend, hard to mess up this recipe!
I've been baking this pie for years and this one will give your pancreas something to do because it is sweet but it is soooo good. I lost my recipe and when I went to look for it on line I found so many that were more complicated and fussy until I found this one that is exactly like I recalled my recipe. I sometimes add bourbon to it but it doesn't often get that far from my glass. I'm going to make it now. Thanks Kitty Kat
I have made this a few times, and have adjusted it a bit as it was a bit too sweet. Used 3/4 c of sugar, and added about 2 Tablespoons of white karo syrup. Also adjusted the chocoloate chips to 3/4 cup. Wonderful!!! My family loves it.
Divine! I changed some things though - instead of 1 cup sugar, I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar; and I toasted the walnuts first. I really love how the chocolate all sinks into the bottom and creates a nice fudgey layer! Thanks a lot for sharing!
Trust this Kentucky girl when I tell you this pie is YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!! My mom has been making this since I was a kid and it's always been a favorite! Except we use pecans, gotta make it as Southern as possible! This pie is chewy, thick, and best served warm! Make this on the first Saturday in May and pretend it's the good ole days!
Favorite pie! It's so good, and easy! If I'm making this for adults, I add a splash of Maker's Mark bourbon... sooooo gooooood. This is an annual dish on Derby Day!
Absolutely love this pie! Have been looking for a recipe for it for sometime and was very excited when I came across it. Everyone loved it and I was very sad to not have any leftovers after having people over for dinner.
The true Kentucky Derby Pie (from the Kern's family) does not add chocolate chips into the mix. The chips are added to the crust, and the filling poured on top. This pie is best served warm.
I live in Louisville and this is a great pie!! I can't wait to make again!! :) Happy Holidays!!
TOOOOO, TOOOO SWEET. TOO much chocolate. I tasted the batter before adding the chocolate and nuts, and it tasted like icecream, so I got really excited. ONLY to be upset later after baking, it wasn't chewy, it was too sweet, and it tasted like a pecan type pie with chocolate in it. It was so sweet you didn't have any other flavor than sweet. Sorry