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Thoroughbred Pie

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Kentucky Pie

Thoroughbred Pie

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This is Beaumont Inn's Pastry Chef, Cathy Nichols, version of our regional classic pie.  This is a traditional Kentucky Derby dessert.


  • Pie Crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cut up
  • 1/4 cup ice water, more or less
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons Kentucky Bourbon


Mix all except water in food processor until crumbly.

Slowly add ice water until mixture just holds together.

Wrap in a flat circle in plastic wrap; Chill overnight.

Form into pie pan.

Beat eggs with cooled butter. Add flour & sugar. Beat until mixed well. Gently fold in pecans, chocolate & bourbon. Add mixture to pie shell. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream.



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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
This Was So Simple, Member OSUBuckeyes

I made a test-run of this pie last evening. What a breeze to make (although I used store-bought crust). Big hit with the family.

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