Bourbon Pecan Pie at Sweet Auburn’s Barbecue in Atlanta. Sweet Auburn's BBQ
Bourbon Pecan Pie at Sweet Auburn’s Barbecue in Atlanta.

With classic Southern pies, ‘no need to gild the lily’

But with these trending pies, a touch of bourbon or chocolate can’t hurt

Key Lime Pie and Pecan Pie are two very different desserts — one refreshingly light and tart, the other sticky sweet and nutty. But these divergent desserts also have two things in common: both originated in the South and both are proliferating on menus this summer. 

“Key Lime Pie is the perfect ending to a true Southern meal, especially one featuring fried chicken,” said Janine Booth, chef and owner of Root and Bone in New York City. “The refreshing tartn

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