A slice of this Kentucky Derby Dessert is the perfect festive addition to your Kentucky Derby Day celebration! A thick, gooey chocolate chip cookie meets a warm buttery pie that’s spiked with just the right amount of bourbon for a heavenly and decadent Southern sweet!
If you keep up with my blog regularly, then you may have seen my Weekend Recap when Casey and I baked this pie on a recent Sunday morning. I was quick to snap photos that afternoon so that we could enjoy it for a special dessert in the evening. And let me tell you…this pie is AMAZING! Plus, it’s so easy…even a three-year-old can do it!
Obviously the combination of rich chocolate, butter, and walnuts in the filling of this pie makes it taste delicious. But what I really love is the texture. It’s a lot like the texture of a pecan pie (buttery and gooey) on the inside, with a thin crispy layer on the top. Basically, you get the best of both worlds — warm, melty soft-baked cookies AND a crunchier cookie crust.
And if you want that true Kentucky flavor, don’t forget the bourbon! However, if you’re serving it to a younger crowd, you can easily use vanilla extract instead of the alcohol. Equally delicious!
Kentucky Derby Dessert
- 1 frozen 9-inch deep-dish pie crust, thawed
- 1 ½ sticks (12 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 1 ¾ cups chopped walnuts
- 1 ½ tablespoons bourbon (or you can substitute with vanilla extract)
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- Optional: whipped cream for serving
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Place pie crust in a deep pie plate.
- Place room-temperature butter, flour, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a wire whisk until well blended. Add eggs and mix well.
- Add walnuts, bourbon (or vanilla), and chocolate chips. Combine and pour into pie shell.
- Bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes – 1 hour, 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
Looking for other delicious items to serve at your Derby Day party? Try these: