America’s Best Apple Pies

Unlike cakes and fancy pastries, pie generally doesn’t have dazzling looks to fall back on: Perfection lies in the taste and texture of t...
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Royers Pie Haven; Round Top, TX

Proprietor/philosopher Bud Royer took a failing chicken-fried steak hovel and transformed it into a funky café serving fresh seafood. People make the drive from Houston or Austin to Round Top (population 90) for Royer’s syllogisms but most importantly, his Texas-proportioned pies that ooze with globs of brown sugar and cream. Not My Mom’s Apple Pie comes from Royer tweaking his family recipe by adding a crunchy pecan-granola topping, which he’s been known to sample for “quality assurance” on the pie’s way out of the oven.

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