The recipe to this Derby Classic?
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, they use real chocolate chips and premium walnut pieces – but no one has ever been able to duplicate the special filling and delicate crust. Options include standard pie size as well as individual Chocolate Nut Tarts.