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The Most Famous Pies in Southern History

Our sweets have storied histories.

Our Southern pies have places of honor in our recipe boxes and cookbooks. They are as storied as the Southerners who share them, adapt them, and make these pies their own. A pie has the ability to transport you to childhood, to nostalgic moments spent in the kitchens of mothers and grandmothers. We remember rolling out piecrusts, mixing filling, and impatiently awaiting the pie’s emergence from the oven (or, in the case of the icebox pie, its emergence from the refrigerator). These are the stories (and recipes!) of the most famous and beloved pies in Southern history.

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