February 4, 2013

SBS Celebrates Great American Pie Month

February is here and since it's Great American Pie Month (who thinks these things up?), I wanted to share some of the most glorious pies I've ever seen. These mile-high meringue pies were made from scratch at Dotson's Restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee. My mom and I were treated to a tasty lunch there during the holiday season with my sweet aunt and cousin. Yes, they tasted as good as they look! I'm only sorry I didn't get a photo of one of the slices. 

I've made lots of different types of pies, but never meringue. It seems like it requires more baking skills than I possess. Many folks won't touch the stuff. Are you in the meringue-loving camp or not a fan? My great uncle used to call it cow slobbers.Yuck! 

Dotson's is a wonderful meat & three if you're in the area looking for a place to grab a bite. I remember the pinto beans and cornbread being especially good. 

I'll leave you with another gorgeous pie and a link to the recipe. Isn't it just adorable? 
This delicious-looking pie from my pal Heather (known by the blogging world as Sprinkle Bakes!) is a deep dish chocolate banana toffee pie that looks heavenly [image via Sprinkle Bakes]. Heather is a talented baker and she's incredible sweet too! You'll get lost in the lovely images on her blog, so don't say I didn't warn you. 

And have a Happy Great American Pie Month! If you have a favorite pie recipe, please share it!