Kentucky Style Pie Recipe

Bake a Kentucky Style Pie to keep horse racing traditions alive. Kentucky Style Pie has been a staple of the races since the early 1950s when it was first served in a small restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. Add your own special touch by serving the pie warm, and accenting each piece with a scoop of rich vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream.


The original Kentucky Style Pie recipe is kept a secret. However, improvise with this suggested recipe, or change some of the ingredients and make a version of your own! 


  • ½ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup of melted butter
  • 2-4 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 1¼ cups of chocolate chips
  • Salt (just a pinch)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • One 9 inch deep-dish pie shell


Preheat the oven to 350 degreees F. Mix flour, sugar, eggs and melted butter. Next combine bourbon, walnuts, vanilla and salt. Line the bottom of the pie crust with chocolate chips. Pour the pie filling into the pie crust. Place the pie in the oven, and let it bake for 35-40 minutes. Allow the pie to cool a bit, but serve it while still warm. Top the pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Most importantly, enjoy!

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