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Derby Lovers, This One’s For You: Chocolate-Walnut Pie

Usher in Derby season with this single-crust pie, filled with a can’t-fail combo of chocolate and nuts.
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While the original recipe for the popular Derby-Pie® remains a secret, this Chocolate-Walnut Pie comes pretty close. A favorite at Kentucky Derby parties across the nation for decades, this dessert tastes like a combination of two classics: a gooey chocolate chip cookie and a slice of pecan pie. It’s filled with nuts, chocolate and a few other simple pantry ingredients, making it incredibly easy (and completely irresistible). 

To bake this pie you’ll need a Pillsbury pie crust, flour, sugar, salt, eggs, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips and walnuts. You can certainly make your own pie crust, but I like how using a packaged crust takes away prep time and fuss when I’m in a hurry.

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First, preheat your oven to 350°F. Next, unroll one pie crust (you’ll only need the one) and press it into an ungreased 8 or 9-inch pie plate. Crimp the edges by pressing the dough between your thumb and opposing thumb and finger, or crimp as desired.

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To make the filling, combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the eggs, melted butter and vanilla; mix until just combined. The filling will be really thick. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

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Dump the filling into the prepared pie crust and spread it evenly.

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Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the pie filling and crust are golden brown.

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Let it cool completely before slicing.

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Top each slice with sweetened whipped cream, if desired, and get ready to serve up seconds!

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