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Derby Day Pie

The "fastest two minutes in sports" pie filled with pecans, chocolate chips and a brown sugar base. It is a Kentucky favorite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pie


  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • splash of Bourbon optional
  • 1 9 inch pie crust homemade or store bought


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out pie crust into a 9 inch pie dish and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, use a spoon to mix together the butter, eggs, vanilla extract and brown sugar together until thick and creamy.
  • Add the flour and salt. Mix together to combine. If using Bourbon, add a splash to the mixture.
  • Add chopped pecans and chocolate chips to the mixture and stir to combine. Pour into the pie crust.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes until done. It will be a little jiggly but no big wobbles. Allow to cool before slicing. Enjoy!
Keyword chocolate, Derby Day, pecan