A True Kentucky favorite. Derby Pie® has been a southern tradition for more than 40 years. Made from a secret family recipe, Derby Pie combines rich semi sweet chocolate with English walnuts for a truly decadent experience.
The Derby Pie was created in 1950 by the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky as a specialty pastry. The restaurant’s owners and Derby Pie creators were Walter and Leaudra Kern, who constantly researched the optimal recipe for their creation. They were assisted by their son George Kern. The name “Derby Pie” was chosen because the various family members each had a different name for the creation, so to resolve the naming quandary they put the various names in a hat, and pulled out the paper which said “Derby Pie”.
Today, the 4th generation continues creating the world famous Derby Pie. Slowly and carefully using only the finest ingredients and focusing on quality before quantity. Kern’s offers the Derby Pie in two sizes, 9″ pie and a smaller tart version, suitable for a single serving. In addition, they recently introduced the first new addition in almost 50 years, the Golden Pecan Pie, with all the Southern you could ever ask for.
The Derby Pie is fully cooked, ready to warm and serve, or freeze for later use, (we suggest warming slightly as indicated on the box and maybe, just maybe, adding a dollop of whipped cream with a touch of good Kentucky bourbon…but that’s up to you). Tart serves pretty much one.
- Net weight: 3 Oz