The Ultimate Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe

Have you ever had a Derby Pie?  If you haven’t you are in for a real pie adventure.  If you have, then you know what I mean:). 

I would say that this is kind of like a giant chocolate chip cookie pie that is soft and kind of gooey on the inside and crispy cookie goodness on the outside.

This is one of those recipes that was given to me by a friend who got it from a friend who got it from a friend.  You know the kind,   She brought it to Thanksgiving a few years back, and we all LOVED it:)!

It is an extremely rich pie that pairs well with a glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream.  You can eat it while warm out of the oven or let it cool and firm up.  

Here is what it looks like hot out of the oven. Yum!

The filling is quick and easy to make.  It is thick and opaque looking when you put it in the crust.

When it cooks up, the top forms a chocolate chip cookie crust that is absolutely beautiful.  Really, it is just golden goodness:)

This pie takes quite a long time in the oven, but be patient, it’s worth it:). 

Kentucky Derby Pie

recipe by Tracy@ It’s a T-Sweets Day!


  • 1c butter
  • 2c sugar
  • 1c flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2c chocolate chips
  • 2c chopped pecans
  • 9″ unbaked pie shell


Preheat oven to 350*.  In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add chocolate chips and nuts and mix until well blended.  Spoon into pie crust.  Bake for 1 to -1 1/2 hours or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.  If it is still runny after you take it out, just pop it back in and keep cooking,  it will come together.  Let cool for 10 minutes or longer for a firmer texture before serving.

I hope you will give this chocolate chip cookie Derby Pie a try.  It would be the perfect compliment to an Easter dinner feast!  Please let me know if you do:)