Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

For many years this pie was created and served at my aunt and uncle's restaurant, Fox Head Inn, in Virginia. This is also called Kentucky Derby Pie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Pour chocolate chips and pecan pieces in bottom of pie crust.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together until creamy.
  4. Add flour, salt, vanilla and cocoa, and mix.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until mixture is well-blended.
  6. Mixture will be thick.
  7. Pour batter into pie shell.
  8. Bake 35-40 minutes until set.
  9. Cool and cut into thin slices as this pie is VERY rich.
Most Helpful

This is SOOOO good! I even served it to my husbands ex wife! LOL I made it as directed the first time, the next time, I doubled the recipe and did it in a 9X13 pan, with the crust just on the bottom and cut into little squares for serving. An absolute hit!

yibbityibbit November 03, 2003

spectacular dessert -you'd never guess that these simple ingredients produce such a wonderfully delicious result. this is actually a 3 textured pie. the top has an almost candy taste, the filling is like caramel, the bottom is dense and chocolatey. i think this is one of the best taste treats i have ever made and i highly recommend this. i was out of chocolate chips so i substituted with white chocolate. otherwise followed the recipe. TY.

chia June 22, 2003