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Kentucky Pecan Pie Recipe
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Kentucky Pecan Pie Recipe

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This rich, dense pie is served at Kentucky derby parties everywhere on derby day. It features a delicious dark chocolate filling topped with plenty of toasted pecans. —Emily Baldwin Fort Collins, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 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 (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans, chocolate chips and butter. Pour into pastry shell. Cover edges with foil.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Kentucky Pecan Pie in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p15

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"This is a great pecan pie, my whole family loves it. I did add a couple ingredients to make it more firm so it doesn't run after being cut. I added a 1/4 cup of melted butter and 2 Tbsp. of flour."

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