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Sweetie Pies Bakery in Gulf Shores, Alabama

21 Aug

Sweetie Pies Bakery is located just off Highway 59 (near Target) in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They have been in business since 1990, but this particular location is a relatively new one. It is a sparkling new and exceptionally clean little place. Lots of pink too — if you like that kind of thing. This area is the shopping hub for all of Baldwin County and Sweetie Pies luckily resides in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. Talk about a built-in audience!

The best pies? Pretty hard to argue with that one. Southern Living magazine has long sung the praises of Sweetie Pies. There is also a deli here offering soups, sandwiches and salads … and I’m sure it’s all very tasty. But don’t let any of that get in the way of your pie fix.

A towering meringue pie from Sweetie’s is a thing of beauty and wonder. Roughly 16 different types of pie are served up each and every day here. The pecan pie is simply fabulous — no doubt about that. And there are 4 different varieties of pecan pie to choose from. Seriously! Southern Pecan Pie, White Chocolate Pecan Pie, Tropical Pecan Pie, and Chocolate Pecan Pie. They sure make it tough on a guy to arrive at a decision. Prefer meringue topped creations? Well, you might want to order Key Lime Pie, Lemon Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Coconut Pie, or Peanut Butter Pie. You can also find Chess and Custard pies plus seasonal favorites like Pumpkin & Sweet Potato.

This colorful original painting (above) adorns the dining room wall inside Sweetie Pies. Looks like some kind of a fruit pie to me — and they have those as well. Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach … they all sound good, don’t they? Whole pies range from $15 to $18 and single slices all go for $3.95. Don’t miss this place on your way to or from the beach. And if you live nearby, there’s really no reason why you should go to the time and trouble of baking your own pies. Sweetie Pies does it better than you. And if you don’t buy that, I want an invite to dessert at your place!

Whole Southern Pecan Pies do justice to the fine white lace they rest upon.

The sheer amount of chopped pecans inside each slice is mindblowing!

www.sweetiepiespelicanplace.com – Homey and Tasteful!

Bud Royer’s Pies are the Best!

30 Dec


Bud Royer is the man — and his pies are pretty darn special too!

Whether you’re a fan of buttermilk pie, chocolate chip pie, or traditional pecan pie, Royer’s Round Top Cafe has got you covered. Royer’s is a great place — located between Houston and Austin in one of the more quaint little towns in the Lone Star State. Round Top, TX boasts lots of history and some terrific eats — thanks to Bud Royer and his folks at Royer’s.  


The above image is a shot of their wonderful pecan pie — which tastes even better with a heaping scoop of Amy’s Ice Cream (www.amysicecreams.com) on top. Unlike most pecan pies on the market, this baby is not a gummy, flavorless mess. The pecans are big and fresh and the filling is loaded with flavor.


The buttermilk pies are also incredible. And listen, you don’t have to like drinking buttermilk to enjoy this legendary Royer’s creation. It is very reminiscent of my Granny Justice’s Chess Pie … maybe just a wee bit creamier. Man, is it good! Their kicked up Buttermilk Delight Pie (seen above) incorporates coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips. Serve it up warm and you will be blown away. I am also quite partial to their Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. I had a slab during our last visit and I was extremely impressed. Whole pies are priced at just $16.95 and they ship pretty much everywhere in the free world.

But please don’t just get dessert at Royer’s. Bud makes a great Grilled Shrimp BLT and the steaks at the Round Top Cafe are tender, juicy and delicious. Don’t be fooled, Royer’s may appear like a traditional Texas roadhouse, but the food here is gourmet quality and served up with a tremendous amount of TLC. These fine folks love what they do and it shines through in a big way.


Check out “Bud The Pieman” today at  WWW.ROYERSROUNDTOPCAFE.COM 


Yield: 12 servings

1 canned sweet potatoes, 60 oz. can

1 ½ sticks butter, melted

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Empty sweet potatoes into a bowl.

Add remaining ingredients.

Beat until smooth.

Pour into a 9×13-inch casserole.


1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons flour

Mix all topping ingredients together and spread over the sweet potatoes. Bake at 300 degrees until the topping is brown.