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Kentucky Derby Pie has a gooey chocolate and walnut filling with a splash of bourbon. Top with bourbon whipped cream!
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Chocolate Walnut Pie

This gooey homemade pie is full of chocolate chips and walnuts and only takes a few minutes of prep time. Serve with bourbon whipped cream for a Derby Day treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 636kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 1/4 cups toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons), melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Bourbon Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges.
  • Scatter the walnuts and chocolate chips on top of pie crust.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together both sugars and flour.
  • Add eggs, melted butter, bourbon, vanilla, and salt and stir until smooth.
  • Pour on top of chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Place in oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until set.
  • To make bourbon whipped cream, beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until it starts to thicken, add confectioners' sugar and bourbon and continue to beat until the consistency of whipped cream.


Let pie cool to room temperature if you want pretty slices. If you want it served warm, you can reheat the slices in the microwave briefly.


Calories: 636kcal