We developed the Derby Pie
Recipe 50 years ago. 

Derby-Pie® Recipe?

It's top secret.

Derby-Pie® was developed over 50 years ago as the specialty pastry of the Melrose Inn, in Prospect, Kentucky. George Kern, manager of the restaurant, developed the Derby-Pie®  recipe with the help of his parents, Walter and Leaudra. The recipe remains a secret to this very day. Yes, we use real chocolate chips and premium walnut pieces – but no one has ever been able to duplicate our special filling and delicate crust.

There's only one Derby-Pie® chocolate nut pie. You can order it online here.

Coffee Cup

Serving Tip:

Grab a blender. Scoop in 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Chop 1 large slice of Derby-Pie®. Add 1 oz of milk. Blend, and get ready for a Kern summer-time favorite. (Don’t forget the cherry on top!)

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Kind Words

...loved it!

Just wanted to let you all know that I was in Louisville (from St. Louis) this past weekend to visit my best friend and her husband who now live there. We ate at the Louisville Slugger Stadium for lunch and topped off splitting a piece of your Derby Pie. I had never had it or even heard of it before and loved it! I hope to have it again when I come back. Our waiter did tell us that the name "Derby Pie" is registered and only your Kern's Kitchen is the real one....I enjoyed it very much!

Amanda D.