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America's Best Pies: The Original Fried Pie Shoppe

Lori Hill

The Original Fried Pies, Davis, OK

Best Pie to Try: Fried Apricot Pie

Nancy Fulton inherited her pie-making skills from her grandmother, who made deep-fried desserts for ranchers in the late 1800s. Fulton’s pies are surprisingly light—thanks to her use of a pastry, not biscuit-like, dough. This doesn’t always work in her favor. Because the pies aren’t greasy, some customers “question whether or not they’re really fried.” Of her 20 flavors, Fulton recommends newcomers try the apricot, a local favorite. “We sell more of those than anything else,” she says. (Highway 77 and I 35, Davis, OK; 580/369-7830; theoriginalfriedpieshop.com) —Charlotte Druckman

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