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Week 17: Kentucky Derby Pie (Kentucky)

Happy 4th of July! Today lucky Kentucky got to take part in the celebration! I made a Kentucky derby pie as the showstopper of today's big meal.

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite dessert from Kentucky, as well as interesting facts about the state! I love hearing about them! You can vote for next week's dessert (Louisiana) here!

The Kentucky Derby Pie was invented by the Melrose Inn, and it was given its name when it was picked out of a hat. A Kentucky Derby Pie is an easy pie to make. Once you have your pie crust rolled out onto the dish, you can quickly whip up the batter. First, beat the butter and sugar and then fold in the rest of your ingredients. Pour the batter into your pie crust, and bake.

When baking, your pie will form a crackly crust, and the chocolate chips that you folded in will fall to the bottom. In the end, it seems like there are 3 layers of the pie filling.

The pie tastes just like a flakey chocolate chip cookie. Especially if you serve it warm. I love eating the pie with ice cream because it balances out the richness of the pie with the coolness of ice cream.


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 6 hours|Serves: 9|



  • 1 pie crust, unbaked and crimped

  • 1 cup butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts/pecans/almonds


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, whip the butter and two sugars with a mixer. Fold in the rest of your ingredients and pour into your prepared pie crust. Bake for 45 minutes

  3. Chill for at least 5 hours. Serve warm or cold with ice cream.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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