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Mama Menia's Chocolate Pie

Menia’s Chocolate Pie with Dill Pickles

My mama was no cook. Of the handful of dishes she did cook, this was her version of chocolate pie. And when she made chocolate pie, we always had dill pickles with it. Crazy as that sounds, the pairing works, so give it a try!

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Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream

Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream…

It seems fittin’ to use up that last bit of holiday eggnog in a good old southern chess pie. ‘Nog and bananas go together like mac and cheese, so partake of pie while toasting toes in front of a cozy fire as you settle into the New Year.

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Spiced Plum Cream Pie

Spiced Plum Cream Pie

Sometimes, a simple pie is all that’s needed to round out Easter lunch or a spring supper… or just to enjoy all by itself. Like this Spiced Cream Plum Pie. Not a plum fan? You can sub other fruits like summer peaches with the same tasty outcome!

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Tomato Swiss Slab Pie with fresh dill

Tomato Swiss Slab Pie

What makes a juicy ripe tomato even better? How about a cheesy, buttery flaky crust underneath with the bright, fresh flavor of dill! Serve this Tomato Swiss Slab Pie in small wedges as an appetizer, or in bigger wedges as a side dish. Perfect alongside a salad for a light, meatless meal.

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Mama Perry’s Coconut Pie

No need to make crust because this simple vintage coconut pie makes its own. Mama Perry’s Coconut Pie makes great little pie bites too, for serving at gatherings so everybody can get a “bite of pie!”

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Peach on The Beach Atlantic Beach Pie

Peach on the Atlantic Beach Pie!

In recent years, a revival of the vintage Atlantic Beach Pie has occurred. I created my version of the recipe by using a combination of citrus juices (not just one), a little zest, and snuck in a surprise layer of NC peaches. Enjoy!

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