DERBY-PIE® Recipe

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.

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Serving Tip:


Derby-Pie® is best served by slicing frozen and serving warm. We recommend 12 minutes at 350º. The pie will come out of the oven with a perfect, flaky crust. It will be warm, toasty, and ready-to-eat, a perfect blend of sweet, crunchy goodness that will satisfy your innate need for chocolate. Grandma Leaudra liked it with a dollop of whipped cream on top-but you may discover your own way.

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Kind Words

...incredible dessert.

My company recently ordered numerous Derby Pies for a fun function we were having at the office and it gave me my first opportunity to taste an incredible dessert. I am not a big dessert lover, but I couldn't get enough of this pie. AMAZING is all I can say. It's the best. I only wish the last piece wasn't gone yet, but unfortunately it is!"

With great thanks for a great pie.
Susan H.