Description Reviews Kern's Kitchen Derby pie is a chocolate and pecan tart in a pie shell with a pastry dough crust. It is made with pecans and chocolate chips. The pie was created in the Melrose Inn of Prospect, Kentucky, United States, by George Kern with the help of his parents. It is often associated with the Kentucky Derby. Our pies are triple-wrapped and packaged to seal in the original quality of the dessert. If you have an event that you are planning for, you can order the pies ahead of time and store them safely in your freezer. The pie will bake up as if freshly made.