Kentucky Derby Pie

One of my best friends from Ohio, Sally loved to go to the Kentucky Derby held annually on the first Saturday in May in Louisville, Kentucky so, that same weekend she would invite us for dinner, and for dessert we had a Southern Tradition Kentucky Chocolate Derby Pie. It originated in Kentucky at the Melrose Inn.  So, if you love chocolate then you got to try this recipe.  

                Kentucky Chocolate Derby Pie

Ingredients: First the Crust

4 Tbsp butter softens
3 oz cream cheese soften
1 cup of flour
roll-knead wax paper
Refrigerate 1 hour


Gluten Free Pie Crust

  • 1 cup of oat flour
  • 2 tbsp date paste)
  • 1 tbsp whole Chia seeds
  • 1/4th cup of water (use as needed)
  • Ninja Food Processor


Ingredients for the Crust:

  1. 1-1.5 Cups Pecans
  2. 1 Lb of Fresh, Wet pitted Dates

Directions for the Crust: Process both ingredients in a food processor until they reach a crust-like consistency. Press the crust into your pie pan.


2 eggs
1 stick of butter, melted
1/3 cup of flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chop pecans
1 cup coconut sugar
2-3 Tbsp Kentucky Bourbon (Basil Hayden)
1 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of salt
Using the blender for the above ingredients

Serve with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream


Preheat the oven to 325 F. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the filling is set.  Set the pie on a wire rack and let cool before slicing.  Just amazing!

Did you know Switzerland is the world’s number one chocoholic nation and Switzerland general seen as the chocolate capital of the world.

The Kentucky Derby, first held in 1875 at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, is the longest-running sports event in the United States. First v 40 seconds