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.