Maple Peanut Pie
Some say peanut pie is a poor man's version of pecan pie. Others say its salty-sweet punch was inspired by a now-vanishing gas station treat created by pouring a five-cent packet of salted pea- nuts into a bottle of ice-cold Coca-Cola. Either way, it's a crackerjack pie. It's at its finest made with roasted, meaty Virginia peanuts grown in the sandy soil of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina. We enriched the classic filling with peanut butter and replaced the typical Karo with maple syrup from trees in Highland County, Virginia (a trio of cities known as Virginia's Switzerland).