About.com offers a good Kentucky Derby Pie recipe called Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie. This recipe takes about 50 minutes to make and creates one pie. To make this pie, first preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine ? cup flour and 1 cup sugar; mix in 2 beaten eggs and ? cup melted butter. Stir in 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 ? cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt. Pour mixture into a pre-made unbaked pie crust, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Wait until cool to slice.
This recipe is similar to Derby-Pie, a signature Kentucky dessert originally created by Melrose Inn. It is traditionally served at the Kentucky Derby. The name became trademarked in 1968, due to the pie?s great popularity. Thus, any similar pie recipe must be called a different name to be legal.
Currently, Derby-Pie is only made and distributed by Kern?s Kitchen, a small family business in Louisville, Kentucky. This pie is available at many restaurants and specialty stores in the Louisville area. It is also possible to order the pie online. Once delivered, the pie is ready to be heated and served immediately or frozen for later use. A pie generally serves between eight and 10 people.