Corsicana, Texas (fifty miles south of Dallas) holds a treasured tradition that, believe it or not, has been around for over one century. Yes, the quaint, family-owned Collin Street Bakery has been shipping pies and their infamous fruitcake since 1896. While I cannot fully comprehend the depth and breadth of this well-established company, I will tell you that they make a mighty fine pecan pie. Hence why I declare today not Wednesday, but Pieday.
Will, one of the owners, shipped a pie and fruitcake to my apartment this past weekend to receive my opinion. He attached a hand-written letter with thoughtful suggestions for serving and enjoying the handmade desserts. Southern hospitality does wonders.
Well, Will, when you literally provide a pie for my kitchen table, you don't have to do much convincing.
I cut a slice (maybe two) and heated it in the microwave for 20 seconds. The molasses melted and created the oozy-gooey texture few can master. Upon the first taste, you'll immediately notice the pecan-sugar blend. I loved it. Plus, the roasted pecans were extra sugar-coated, reminding me of my favorite Billie's Pecans blend. The crust, while thin, proved extra flaky and buttery. Hello, heaven.
Order your own baked confection (or send to a special someone) with the code "41CARA" and I promise you will not be sorry! Did I mention the bakery also makes cookies, cheesecakes, cakes, and anything you could ever dream of? Did I also mention the bakery specializes in shipping special orders, especially if you do not live in Corsicana? It's true - a Christmas miracle!
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