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Chocolate Chip Pie

With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, I wanted to share a fun and easy party food recipe to serve at your Kentucky Derby Party. These are Mini Pies Derby Style that will be the perfect and easy to eat dessert at your party!

We moved to Louisville about 3 years ago. Louisville doesnt have any professional sports teams but they do have great college sports programs and they also have The Louisville Bats and a soccer team.


You may have had a delicious dessert called Derby Pie. I could never replicate it but I made something similar - mini chocolate chip pies!


But the one sport that everyone looks forward to is the Kentucky Derby. It is a huge event with activities like Thunder Over Louisville that kicks off the Derby Season. It’s a giant fireworks show that you must see at least once.

Last year we got tickets to the Louisville Bats game. We watched a fun baseball game and had access to food and bathrooms for the whole day. After the game they had a concert and then the fireworks show over the river. During the game was an airshow so we saw a ton of aircrafts flying right over Slugger Field during the game. We think this is the perfect venue to spend a day downtown for this big event.

Tip – If you go to a Louisville Bats game to watch the fireworks, sit on the 1st base side – you will get the best view!

Next up on the schedule for Derby Festivities is Oaks Day. You can read all about it here.

Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs is the fourth highest attended horse race in the United States – following the Triple Crown of racing; the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

This is such a big event here in Louisville that our kids do not have school and it is not considered a make up day when we have a snow day. We dont even have off for Good Friday – but we have Oaks Day off! It’s that big of a deal!

Most people have watch parties that consist of Mint Juleps, Hot Browns, and anything else that is inspired by Bourbon, but we don’t have alcohol at our parties, so this pie is not made with bourbon. You can also substitute the pecans for walnuts.

Mini Pies Derby Style (Chocolate Chip Pie)

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Mini Pies Derby Style


  • 1 Package of store bought pie crusts (with 2 crusts)
  • ½  cup butter melted (slightly cooled)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • ½  cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 350*. Heavily grease a mini pie pan. This recipe will make about 40 mini pies. Set aside.

Chop up the pecans into bite-sized pieces. Lightly toast the pecans. You can do that in a frying pan over medium low heat or in an over on a cookie sheet at 350 for 5 minutes.  Let them cool completely. 

I used a wooden cutting board but you could use a lightly greased or flour surface to spread out the pie crust.

Using something small – like a shot glass or a very small cup cut out small circles. Do a tester crust and put it in the mini pan to make sure it fits. I used a small measuring cup. Prick each pie crust twice with a fork.

Now make the pie mixture. Mix together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and pecans. Once the mixture is combined, fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.  Add about a heaping half tablespoon of batter to each pie crust. I use a medium cookie scoop to add the pie mixture to the pie crusts.

Bake for about 19-20 minutes until it’s a light golden brown. Once they are cooked remove them from the tin. (I take them out while them are still warm.)

You can add a squirt of whipped cream to the top of the mini pie.

Mini Pies Derby Style (Chocolate Chip Pie)


They are best warm – but you can pop them in the microwave for about 10 seconds so they are warm again!

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This super easy party food is great for any party. Mini Pies Derby Style (Chocolate Chip Pie) is a delicious combination of a flaky pie crust, chocolate chips, and pecans.


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