All this and PIE?

Southerners like pie. Not that people from other parts of the country don’t like pie, but we do seem to have the corner on it: Pecan pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, buttermilk pie, rhubarb pie; and that doesn’t even get into the area of cobblers, which to me is just a rectangular pie with a top crust only.

I tried a new pie recipe Saturday (made it for coffee hour – there were at least four pies there) that I found on a friend’s site. Now she and her husband are legitimate Southerners even if they defected to Chicago. One day I’m sure they’ll come to their senses (: It would be nice to have our goddaughter a little closer (hint, hint).

Kelly adapted a recipe she found on the Whole Foods site and made it a lot easier – my kind of woman. Go to her site, A Day’s Journey, to get her recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake. It turned out beautifully and was QUICK. I think it probably took a total of 15 minutes (not including refrigeration afterward). Not too sweet, a little tangy, very light.

“You better eat some more of this good chicken!”
“No’m, I got to save room for pie.”
“There’s pie? All this and pie?
“Now Neety, you know good and well we wouldn’t let y’all go back home and tell folks we didn’t serve you any pie.”
from Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South by Roy Blount Jr.

6 thoughts on “All this and PIE?

  1. What is buttermilk pie? I am such a New Yorker. πŸ™‚ I did not grow up with pie besides Cheese Pie (kind of like cheesecake) and Mud Pie (my favorite, but I haven't had it in year). Obviously, we had some fruits pies, but not all the ones you named.


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