Stale, Bitter Walnuts

Nothing that a little chocolate can't fix.  And sugar.  And butter.  

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Walnut Pie Recipe 

This pie recipe is similar to the Melrose Inn's famous version which has been served at the race for over 50 years. 

Adapted from about.com

1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract  (my substitution for 2 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon)

1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 ready-made pie crust


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and butter; mix to combine. Stir in the walnuts, chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool before slicing. 


One tablespoon of almond extract can be used for one of the tablespoon of vanilla extract when substituting for bourbon. 

Try using a salted shortbread crust.