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A derby pie

April 14, 2011 - Taste Buds
THE BUDS love pie! Cherry pie, pumpkin pie, coconut cream pie and mincemeat pie. We don't care. As long as it has "pie" in the title ... well, we are going to love it! We love whoopie pies. We even like mud pies ... as long as it is not our kids making them!

We received a press release recently that sounds too good to be true. It is about a pie that actually celebrates the Kentucky Derby! Who would have thunk it? Not us, that's for sure.

But we were happy to hear about the Derby-PieĀ® Chocolate Nut Pie that is a culinary classic synonymous with the many traditions of the Bluegrass State.

The 137th Kentucky Derby will take place on May 7 at Churchill Downs with much pomp and circumstance and we aren't sure if we can wait that long to try this delectable treat.

But as luck would have it, Glory Hallelujah, you can snag one of the pies right now according to the release.

It seems that more than 50 years ago in the small kitchen of the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Ky., this very pie was born when the Inn's manager, George Kern, and his parents developed the recipe.

The pie is supplied to over 200 restaurants and retail locations throughout Kentucky on Derby day alone with Churchill Downs serving over 25,000 slices of the tasty treat.

Unfortunately, the recipe remains a secret, so if you want to experience Derby-PieĀ®, you have to order it at the following site:

Kern's Kitchen, Inc. a small family operation in Louisville, Ky., is the maker of the world-famous chocolate nut pie whose name has been protected by a federally registered trademark since the 1960s.

So, if you can't make it to Kentucky for the derby, but want to have a bit of tradition in your own home on May 7, here's your chance!


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