I’m calling it a Derby Pie

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I’m calling it a Derby Pie, as does everyone else.
But technically, a DERBY-PIE® is a registered trademark since 1968.
I’m all for enterprising spirits, but at some point, the battle is lost and that word you made up is a genericized trademark.

Like: aspirin, butterscotch, escalator, kerosene, yo-yo and zipper.

(Sidenote: If you buy one of these at the grocery they’re called a Kentucky Pie.)

Essentially, think of a pecan pie, then load it up with chocolate and pour bourbon sauce on top
and add some whipped cream. It’s delicious and I thank my friend Heather for making it.

Along with the grillout, mint juleps, company and weather, it made for an extra-fine Derby celebration.