Derby-Pie® and the mint julep are both items that people closely associate with Kentucky, and specifically the Kentucky Derby.
Originated in 1950 at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky, was created by Walter and Leaudra Kern. After experiencing difficulty deciding on a name for the pie, the name Derby-Pie® was chosen from various names placed in a hat.
This delicious confection is made with chocolate and walnut filling in a pastry pie shell crust. The recipe for authentic Derby-Pie® is still a closely-guarded family secret.
The name "Derby Pie" is a registered trademark of Kern's Kitchen
, which is the only place where the authentic pie is still baked today. Not to worry though, the pie is available at several fine establishments in the Louisville area and elsewhere in Kentucky.