I love homemade cherry pie. I remember when I was growing up, there was nothing like the smell of Amelia’s homemade cherry pie with the criss-cross lattice, cooling in the kitchen window.
When Liz and I were up at Lake Superior in Duluth a few months ago, we were longing for the extra energy to take a jaunt a little further north to Two Harbors, Minnesota to stay at the Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast and visit Betty’s Pies. Betty Lessard started selling her World Famous pies in 1956. The place has been Minnesota’s best kept secret ever since.
I was writing about Ruby’s Cafe in Goodbye To Old Missoula when I found Ruby’s listed in the Pie of the Month Club. You’ve got to check out this site. On their interactive pie map Pies Across America you can click on your state and find reviews of the best pies imaginable in your locale. One click on Montana takes you to Ruby’s Cafe.
Imagine my disappointment when I clicked on Minnesota and WHAT!? – completely blank. So I’m sending a yell out to Pie of the Month Club – head up to Betty’s Pies as soon as you can! And add her to your list. While you’re at it, have a fat slice of warm cherry pie alamode for me!
What’s your favorite slice of homemade pie. Pie anyone?
Thursday, May 17th, 2007