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Kentucky Derby Pie with Walnuts and Bourbon in a Pie Plate

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pie with Bourbon

A rich and delicious pie known for its association with Derby weekend, this Kentucky Derby Pie with Walnuts and Bourbon is as good as it gets!
Course Bourbon, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, dessert, Kentucky Derby, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 614kcal


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large large eggs lightly beaten to combine
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 3 Tablespoon Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts toasted
  • 1 ¼ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1 pie crust for 9-inch pie
  • Vanilla Ice Cream optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Combine the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and butter and mix to combine. Stir in the bourbon, walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt.
  • Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the filling is set.
  • Set the pie on a wire rack and let cool before slicing.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


My favorite pie tins are metal; for some reason I just love the way they look. Mine are all old Marie Callendar pie plates that I picked up at Goodwill one day but you can get some Metal 9" Pie Plates online too.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg