Kentucky Thoroughbred Pie

Kentucky Pie
Thoroughbred Pie. Matthew O'Shea/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings

This is Beaumont Inn's Pastry Chef, Cathy Nichols, version of a Kentucky regional classic pie.  This is a traditional Kentucky Derby dessert.

What You'll Need

  • For the Pie Crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/4 cup ice water, more or less
  • For the Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons Kentucky Bourbon

How to Make It


  1. Mix all except water in food processor until crumbly.
  2. Slowly add ice water until mixture just holds together.
  3. Wrap in a flat circle in plastic wrap; Chill overnight.
  4. Form into pie pan.


  1. Beat eggs with cooled melted butter.
  2. Add flour and sugar. Beat until mixed well. Gently fold in pecans, chocolate, and bourbon. Add mixture to pie shell.
  3. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream.

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