The Pies of Texas
Nine of our favorites.
Pecan Pie Recipe
Garden of (Good) Eatin’ Country Cafe, Nacogdoches
The recipe comes from owner Dian Avriett’s grandmother.
Coconut Cream Pie
Pat the Pie Lady uses at least one cup of shredded coconut per pie.
Peanut Butter Pie
Texan Cafe, Hutto
The goober leaps toward immortality in this light and airy dessert.
Hill Country Cupboard, Johnson City
Fresh cherries pitted by hand and a dash of nutmeg are the secret weapons.
Barth’s Restaurant, Kenedy
The dark, supersilky filling gives it more gravitational pull than a black hole.
Love Creek Orchards Patio Cafe, Medina
Each pie contains five pounds of Pink Lady, Granny Smith, or Jonathan apples.
Sweet Potato Pie
Mrs. Kathy’s Southern Comforts, Snyder
Sweet taters (baked, not boiled), butter, cream, and Mrs. Kathy’s “creative spicing”—gluttony is made of this.
Lemon Meringue Pie
City Cafe, Elgin
Total height: 6 inches, of which 4.5 inches are meringue. That’s one tall pie.
H & H Cafe and Bakery, Yoakum
Posipka, a traditional Czech sugar-butter crumb topping, seals the deal.
Pie Photographs By Randal Ford