On my way home to
Lost Causes Las Cruces, New Mexico I drove across Highway 60 that emptied out in Socorro. Since I’ve never stopped in Pie Town, I thought I should take a few minutes out of driving and check it out.
Well, don’t blink if you’re traveling through Pie Town, since there’s basically two restaurants there. The Pie-O-Neer Cafe was closed since the owners were apparently on vacation, but the Good Pie Cafe was open for business. I went in, had a look around and my salivary glands went into overdrive when I saw people eating green chile cheeseburgers and New Mexico Apple Pie. I “almost” ordered a piece of New Mexico Apple Pie but felt the $5.00/slice was a bit steep.
Besides, I wasn’t really hungry. Trooper that I am, I thought: “I’ll just push through to Magdalena, where I remember that little cafe with the AWESOME green chile cheeseburger.” (Alas, the cafe in Magdalena is now closed. )
So, no green chile cheeseburger in Pie Town nor a piece of New Mexico Apple Pie. I can get a great green chile cheeseburger here in Las Cruces, but how was I going to cope with the loss of the New Mexico Apple Pie?
Ah, but there’s a silver lining to this sad little story. Lean closer and let me share some sweet little secret with you.
No, that’s not close enough – lean closer…
OK, you’re here now.
The recipe for the New Mexico Apple Pie magically appeared via Google from the previous incarnation of the Good Pie Cafe. Oh, Happy Day! I’m going to test out my rudimentary domestic skills and bake one! You can too!