The world-famous Kentucky Derby Pie made with pecans, chocolate, and bourbon is now Derby Pie Dip. Serve with shortbread cookies and it will be just like pie only easier to eat!
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
My hubby is from Kentucky so believe me when I say that he loves Kentucky Derby Pie. The traditional Derby Pie is like a pecan pie with chocolate too.
So sort of like a chocolate chip cookie pecan pie combination. The addition of bourbon makes it the perfect storm of deliciousness and Derby perfection. How about taking this traditional pie and making it into Derby Pie Dip?
Who doesn’t love a sweet dessert dip? Forget about making a flaky pie crust from scratch and just diving into the gooey, sweet, delicious pie center!
Some store-bought, or homemade if you are willing, shortbread cookies are the perfect vehicle to get this dip in your mouth!
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DERBY PIE DIP INGREDIENTS
- evaporated milk
- light brown sugar
- Buttered Toasted Pecans
- semisweet chocolate chips
- Shortbread Cookies for dipping
HOW TO MAKE DERBY PIE DIP
FIRST: Add the milk, sugar, yolks, butter, and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over low to medium heat. Whisk slowly and often.
SECOND: Cook until the mixture thickens (7-10 minutes). Remove from heat. Add bourbon. Stir to combine. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Stir to combine. The chocolate chips will melt so don’t fret.
THIRD: Once all combined, place in an air-tight container until chilled completely. When ready to serve, put in a pretty container and serve with shortbread cookies.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
This derby pie dip takes about 10 minutes on the stove-top and some quiet time in the fridge and she is ready to go. Make it ahead of time to your Kentucky Derby Party is a breeze to throw together.
You don’t even need a Derby party as a reason to make derby pie dip, a lazy Sunday afternoon will work too. Maybe even dessert after dinner on Tuesday night.
I love an all-occasion dip, don’t you?
The inspiration for Derby Pie Dip came from my love of German Chocolate Cake. The coconut-pecan topping that you cook on the stove and spread on the cake is my favorite part of the cake and the basis for this dip.
Can I really call it a derby pie dip without a crust of some sort? The crust is my favorite part of the pie itself unless it is cherry then the filling is.
Since this derby pie dip doesn’t have a crust we are using shortbread cookies to serve the dip. The buttery, flaky goodness of the cookies are the perfect compliment to the derby pie dip.
I use Pepperidge Farm’s Chessman Cookies. The horses on the cookies fit in perfectly with the Kentucky Derby theme!
When you make this Derby Pie Dip and throw the most awesome Derby party on the planet, make sure you take some pictures and tag me on social media using #TakeTwoTapas and #DerbyPieDip so I can see all the fun you are having! Until next time, dip on!
MORE EASY APPETIZERS
- Add the milk, sugar, yolks, butter, and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
- Bring to a gentle boil over low to medium heat.
- Whisk slowly and often.
- Cook until the mixture thickens (7-10 minutes).
- Remove from heat.
- Add bourbon.
- Stir to combine.
- Add chocolate chips and pecans.
- Stir to combine.
- The chocolate chips will melt so don't fret.
- Once all combined, place in an air-tight container until chilled completely.
- When ready to serve, put in a pretty container and serve with shortbread cookies.
- I like the Chessman Cookies because they have horses on them!
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 20.5gSaturated Fat: 8.1gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 49.4mgSodium: 145.9mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 21.2gProtein: 4.8g
Recipe adapted from from Averie Cooks.
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