That Horse Race Pie

Staff Writer
That Horse Race Pie
Fred Thompson

"That horse race" is the Kentucky Derby, and this pie is a tradition for Derby Day parties. Can’t call it a Derby Pie, though, because a bakery in Louisville gets real upset. This pie is too good for just one day. The chocolate, bourbon, and nuts just blend to perfection. It travels well, making it great for potlucks and family reunions. Make this pie often."

— Fred Thompson

8
Servings
725
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust for a single-crust pie, or one of your own
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 Cup chopped pecans or walnuts, or a mix of both, toasted
  • 3 Tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 Cup whipping cream
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Place the pie crust in a 9-inch (not deep-dish) pie plate.

Beat the eggs, ½ cup of the granulated sugar, and the brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the butter and flour and continue beating until smooth. By hand, stir in the chocolate chips, nuts, and bourbon.

Pour into the pie crust. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is brown. (A toothpick inserted will not be clean when removed but will be just not quite wet, similar to brownies.) Let cool on a rack.

Beat the cream with the remaining 1 teaspoon granulated sugar and the vanilla extract until it forms stiff peaks. Serve with the warm pie.

Pie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Pie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
50g
78%
Sugar
40g
N/A
Saturated Fat
21g
100%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
65g
22%
Vitamin A
201µg
22%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.3%
Vitamin C
0.4mg
0.7%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
68mg
7%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
48µg
12%
Folic acid
17µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
20g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
154mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
261mg
7%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.9%
Sodium
153mg
6%
Sugars, added
38g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
11%

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