Fried Pies: Roadside signs point the way to Original Fried Pies, located in a Sinclair gas station at Exit 51 off I-35 near Davis, Oklahoma. Try the fried pecan or chocolate cream. Call ahead, and they'll have fresh, hot pies waiting for you.
Key Lime Pie: The Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory makes us smile with their chocolate-covered Key lime pie on a stick. Blue Heaven gets an A for their tangy pie topped with waves of golden brown meringue.
Derby-Pie: This Kentucky dessert was created 50 years ago at the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky. Today, the walnut-and-chocolate chip pie is a trademarked product of Kern's Kitchen in Louisville. (Derby-Pie® is a registered trademark of Kern's Kitchen.)
photo: At The Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina, contributing chef Lee Pollard spikes his pie with peach Schnapps.
"Favorite Restaurant Desserts Across the South" is from the February 2007 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.