Kentucky Pecan Pie

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 09, 2023
This rich, dense Kentucky pecan pie recipe is perfect for your next party. It features a delicious dark chocolate filling topped with plenty of toasted pecans. —Emily Baldwin, Fort Collins, Colorado


  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 pie crust (9 inches), unbaked


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans, chocolate chips and butter. Pour into crust. Cover edge with foil.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe Tips

What food do you serve at a Kentucky Derby party?

Start off your Kentucky Derby party with a few bites of these classic Derby appetizers and a glass of one of these party cocktails. Make sure to save room for a treat because these Derby party desserts are to die for.

How do I make my own pie crust?

Making your own crust is as easy as, well, pie. All you need are flour, butter, water and salt. Follow our step-by-step instructions for the best homemade pie crust you've ever seen (and tasted!).

Should Kentucky Derby Pie be refrigerated?

Kentucky Derby Pie should be refrigerated after two hours at room temperature. You can then cover and store it in the fridge for up to four days. Hungry for more? Freeze your pie for up to two months.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 552 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.