According to the official website “Derby-Pie®, as it has come to be known, was born over a half century ago as the specialty pastry of the Melrose Inn, at Prospect, Kentucky. George Kern, manager of the restaurant, developed the Derby-Pie® recipe with the help of his parents, Walter and Leaudra. Many hours were spent trying to find the unique blend of flavors that make up this classic dessert. And that blend remains a secret to this very day. Oh, most folks recognize the real chocolate chips and walnut pieces-but no one has ever been able to duplicate our special filling and delicate crust. There’s only one Derby-Pie® chocolate nut pie.”
Oh well, if they don’t want to share we’ll just make our own! You’re going to love this pie. Everybody that had a piece raved about how delicious it was and wouldn’t you know, it’s incredibly easy to make.
Tricia’s Derby Day Pie
1 9-inch pastry shell, partially baked
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons Bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
Whisk sugar, flour and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add the butter, Bourbon, vanilla, eggs, chocolate chips and walnuts. Blend well and pour into the partially baked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees until puffed and firm, about 45-50 minutes. Enjoy topped with sweetened cream.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
19 pies made, 23 more to go.
I’m always looking for suggestions. Let me know if you have a family favorite to post on SRFD.
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