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Derby Pie ®

Just by the name, it’s obvious that this delicious dessert originated in the hometown of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.

Handcrafted for over 60 years, Kern’s Derby-Pie® chocolate nut pie is a true – and truly delicious – Kentucky tradition. Leaudra and Walter Kern, along with their son, created the very first Derby-Pie® in 1954 at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky, and to this day Kern’s Kitchen crafts each pie, one at a time, according to that legendary secret recipe. Premium chocolate and choice walnuts are folded into a decadent filling, then baked in a delicate crust. The result? Well, the proof is in the pie. Perfectly sweet, pleasingly rich, with a light yet sumptuous texture found only in the finest of homemade pies. After all, Kern’s Derby-Pie® has been a local, artisanal product since that very first pie came out of our oven—and we’ll stay that way, one pie at a time.

You can enjoy a slice of pie at many fine local restaurants or pick one up to take home at almost any area grocery store. 

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Kern's Kitchen (the original)
2420 Ampere Dr.
Louisville, KY 40299
The original creators of Derby-Pie® are still at it over half a century later. Buy pie directly from their store, online, or find a list of local restaurants on their website who offer up this original Louisville favorite.

The Brown Hotel
335 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Bristol Bar & Grille
Four locations around town.

Cottage Inn
570 Eastern Pkway
Louisville, KY 40217