I was lucky to join four fun theater women for a trip to Loretta’s in Christianburg, OH. (Among the group was costumer Deb Henderson, author of numerous hat books; one was mentioned in the Smithsonian magazine about a year ago).
There are about a dozen pies available at Loretta’s daily, but we learned that baked fresh this morning were Black Raspberry, Coconut Cream, and Peanut Butter. First choice for me was the berry and it had to be the best pie for miles around. Not only was the homemade crust flaky and just the right thickness, and the plentiful filling not too sweet, but the pie was still warm! My, oh my. Served in a small bowl, ‘cause it was warm and fragile, the last bites had to be scraped up with a spoon by this enthusiast.
Mary Beth and I, both pie experts, exchanged the look that meant we needed to sample a little more of this heaven. So we went on to try the Coconut, and it was also perfect, especially for a coconut lover. The topper was a low-fat perfectly browned meringue.
Some pies went home in little brown bags, as you can see in the photo. Some lucky spouses will be treated tonight, and they better say, “Oh, Loretta!”