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5 from 3 votes

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pie 

Kentucky Derby Pie is a delicious dessert that can be served at any event. This pie has been around since the early 1900s and it's still going strong! You'll love this pie because it tastes like home.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kentucky Derby Pie
Servings: 9 slices
Author: Jill


  • 1 - 9 in premade pie crust
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips for topping


  • Preheat oven to 325 and place the premade pie shell onto a cookie sheet
  • Using a large bowl, beat the melted butter, flour and sugar until creamy
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts
  • Pour the batter into the pie shell and bake in the oven for 55-65 minutes
  • Allow cooling completely before topping with chocolate ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  • Using a small pot, bring the cream to a simmer
  • Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl and then pour the hot cream over it
  • Whisk until smooth
  • Spoon the ganache onto the pie and spread evenly
  • Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top
  • Allow the ganache to harden before enjoying