Posts Tagged ‘avocado pie


Regional pie v cake: avocado pie, hummingbird cake

Last year in our search for regional desserts, we discovered orange slice cake, one of the oddest–I mean, most unique–concepts I’ve heard of. Read about it here:

On that note, a couple noteworthy regional sweets were featured in the new issue of “Food Network” magazine.

Avocado pie is a California thing, a different take on key lime pie (and if you get a store-bought graham crust, it’s a no-cook recipe!). This is suppposed to be a bit more cheesecake-like than your typical key lime pie. Sounds like a good picnic food. (Click on photo for recipe.)

Hummingbird cake is a southern confection–looking at the recipe, it sounds like a cross between carrot/spice/banana cake. I may be trying this one in the near future. (Click on photo for recipe.)