The Pies of Texas

Nine of our favorites.

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Recipe
Garden of (Good) Eatin’ Country Cafe, Nacogdoches
The recipe comes from owner Dian Avriett’s grandmother.

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie
Peabody’s, Goldthwaite
Pat the Pie Lady uses at least one cup of shredded coconut per pie.

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie
Texan Cafe, Hutto
The goober leaps toward immortality in this light and airy dessert.

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie
Hill Country Cupboard, Johnson City
Fresh cherries pitted by hand and a dash of nutmeg are the secret weapons.

Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie
Barth’s Restaurant, Kenedy
The dark, supersilky filling gives it more gravitational pull than a black hole.

Apple Pie

Apple Pie
Love Creek Orchards Patio Cafe, Medina
Each pie contains five pounds of Pink Lady, Granny Smith, or Jonathan apples.

Sweet Potato Pie

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

Lemon Meringue Pie
City Cafe, Elgin
Total height: 6 inches, of which 4.5 inches are meringue. That’s one tall pie.

Berry Pie

Berry Pie
H & H Cafe and Bakery, Yoakum
Posipka, a traditional Czech sugar-butter crumb topping, seals the deal.

Pie Photographs By Randal Ford

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