Posted by: Pat | January 28, 2009

Texas Pies

Texas is lucky to have several pie shops. There is Fredericksbutg Pie company in Fredericksburg, Beverly Kitchen in Chappel Hill, Royers in Round Top, and  Texas Pie Company in Kyle, Texas. It was hard to decide which one to visit, Since Texas is so big, it ended in being a decision about location. Being near Austin, the Texas Pie Company in Kyle was a definite destination.   Texas Pie Company is lunch counter diner where you can order sandwiches, soup and chicken pot pie. With you sweet pies, you can either buy a whole pie or a small individual pie. There were a large selection that day and choosing just one was too difficult.   So we chose three individual pies. My husband’s choice was the pecan pie. Their secret is a special spice that they put  in the pecan mixture.  I had heard about the Texas Buttermilk Pie and definitely wanted to try a slice. The Buttermilk pie is similar to a chess pie. The filling is  simple mixture of buttermilk, eggs, and the secret spice. I was intrigue by the Almond Joy pie. The filling consist of buttermilk, coconut, almonds, chocolate, butter, sugar and eggs. It did taste like an Almond Joy candy bar.

If you are in Austin, visit Kyle Texas and then head West to the Hill Country of Texas to visit President Johnson’s ranch know as the Texas White House. The ranch is now a state park and still an active working farm. You may have to negotiate around cows and tractors but well worth the trip. You can see why Johnson loved coming here. In the Spring, you can witness bluebonnets and many varieties of wildflowers covering the rolling hills. They have restored the working office as it was in the 60s. It was interesting to see pictures of the Johnson hosting Texas barbecue for foreign head of states.

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