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Here in Texas, we have something called a fruit pie, a dessert you have probably heard of if you've ever watched "King of the Hill." It is not a pie in the general sense, but a pastry shell covered in a sugar glaze and filled with some sort of goo--cherry, apple, pecan or whatever. I decided I wanted a lemon fruit pie and quickly discovered they could not be found! Fruit pies are ubiquitous; you can find them in any given grocery or convenience store. Every place had cherry and apple, but not lemon. After three days of searching, I finally found my coveted pies. I'm not sure why I could not find them, but at the time, it felt like some sort of conspiracy.



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silver_foxglove
Jul. 15th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
We have a local place here in this tiny Texas town that sells homemade fried fruit pies every day *_* This totally made me think of that because my favorite flavor is always gone by the time I mosey over there ;;
kimonos_house
Jul. 15th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
OMG, homemade ones! I've had those a few times. Sooooo good...
moxiepurple
Jul. 15th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
The What-A-Burger's here in Houston have lemon...mmmmmmm lemon. =D
(Anonymous)
Jul. 15th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Fruit Pie Goodness
Not sure where in TX you are, but here in the DFW area, they always have them at Kincaids. Mmmmm.

I actually live down the street from the Bairds Day Old Bakery where there is never a shortage of fruit pies. Lemon is also one of my favorite. I feel like I have had an apricot one at some point in time too; I think that was my favorit-est one of all.

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kittencuffs
Jul. 15th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
I was coming to leave a comment to say that I think this "fruit pie" thing is more of a southern thing, not just limited to the Texas-area. But after reading the comments, it appears that it's a pocket-area phenomenon. o_o

I know exactly what you're talking about. They reside in droves at my local convenience store, and in the discount aisle of my Food Lion. Apparently they exist only in Texas, North Carolina and New Jersey? XD

(Btw, "love child of a pie and a Pop Tart" is the best description I've ever heard of these things!)
caiteydid
Jul. 15th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Actually, we have those in New Mexico in some places (they're either the Mrs. Baird's ones, which I've had in TX, or they're exact copies). I like the lemon ones and cherry ones, but those lemon ones are a huge pain to find anywhere! I feel your pain!
captain_vegeta
Jul. 16th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
We have those fruit pies here in Georgia too though sadly they aren't Mrs. Baird's brand. We have two brands here but I can only remember the Little Debbie ones off the top of my head. The other brand you only find in vending machines. I may have to go to the one at work to see what brand they are! I'm curious now. Apple and cherry are dead common here too, but occasionally you'll see a lemon and chocolate. The flavor that surprised me, but shouldn't considering where I live, was peach. ^^; But even that one is a rarity and it tends to only be in the vending machines.
kimonos_house
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
The oddest flavor I've seen is pineapple. I love pineapple, but that doesn't sound appealing at all. o_O Mrs. Baird's used to make coconut, too, and I miss those dearly. OMG, they were so good!
captain_vegeta
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Wow! Coconut! That's awesome! I love coconut! They sound really good. Too bad they don't make it anymore. T_T
colormist
Jul. 16th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
no lemon fruit pies
I was at the grocery yesterday and happened to notice a fruit pie stand in my lane during checkout. I did a quick skim and it was completely lacking lemon pies. This was in Michigan, so this phenomenon is not merely limited to Texas.
kimonos_house
Jul. 17th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: no lemon fruit pies
I'm telling you, it's a conspiracy. Or aliens. Lemon-loving aliens.
puppatoons
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Heehee..now I want to see a Dew Cake Dragon.:D
jjskywriter
Jul. 18th, 2009 07:42 am (UTC)
I'm going to be a total Canarican (I live in Niagara Falls on the border) here for a minute and admit I had to google these online to even know what they were. The only ones I've ever seen and only on rare occasions in Walmart were the Hostess ones (once I realized what I was looking for that is). Very interesting... and these things are good? They probably are if you like them I just didn't understand what they were at first... now seeing them though they seem a bit dodgy to me. But I'll take your word that they are good. ;)
kimonos_house
Jul. 18th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
They are very good, depending on brand. The Hostess ones are okay. It's essentially a shell made from pie crust, with a filling like you would find in a pie. Portable pie! If you get brave enough to try one, definitely try to find one in lemon.
ladymoondancer
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
I'm in Washington and we have fruit pies (but not Mrs. Baird's brand. Mostly Hostess and "generic store brand.") I had no idea there were pieless places! Poor, poor pieless people. :(

The lemon ones are my favorite . . . but chocolate is a close second. *_*
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