B&G Pies in the News
B&G Pies: A Southern Tradition!
The oval-shaped sign with the blue logo is a familiar sight to many in the Winston-Salem area, but the craving for B&G’s handmade snack pies travels much further! A sweet tradition that fills many childhood memories, the delectable fruit confections and custardy chocolate hand pies along with the signature D-Lish treat have been filling people’s tummies with sweet delight since 1949. Even the employees, some of whom have been around for 50 years, have been quoted as saying, “Whoever gets this pie is getting something special!” And now you can learn a little bit more about how these pies are made and why each one IS so special!
B&G Pies is Featured on Vivian Howard’s New Show!
Some of you might remember Vivian Howard’s hit PBS series “A Chef’s Life,” which ended in 2018. The documentary reality series highlighted southern farmers and cooking and brought the charm of the south to the whole nation. Vivian’s follow-up is sure to be an even bigger hit with PBS viewers as she becomes the student to some of the best cooks and bakers in the South. The new show, “Somewhere South,” will air this Spring and B&G Pies is honored to be one of the featured bakeries!
New Conversations About Southern Tastes with Vivian Howard’s “Somewhere South”
In this six-part series that airs on Fridays this Spring, Vivian will start new conversations about the simplicity and sophistication of southern staples-like hand pies! In a world that sometimes looks past the comfort foods of yesteryear, Vivian seeks to reignite a love for all food southern and delicious! Vivian told PBS, “I’m excited that, as Southerners, we can tell these complex stories through food and culture, and not shy away from our past or present.”
As Southern and American as Apple Pie on “Somewhere South!”
You know that B&G hand pies are a mouthful of memories waiting to happen, but “Somewhere South” helps tell the story of how a hand pie can bring together young and young at heart through the nostalgia that is B&G Pies. Vivian Howard explores the tried and true method of making hand pies that B&G is so known for. Searching for tips on efficiency for her own hand pie production, Vivian visits the B&G bakery. Owner Shannon Wilson shares the history of how B&G hand pies started as a lunch pail staple for factory workers. You’ll see on the show how Vivian is enthralled by the last machine of its kind that B&G uses to cut the dough into the perfect size and how she just can’t wait to bite into the delicious fried apple pie fresh from the frying vat. If you didn’t catch the first airing of “Somewhere South: American as Hand Pie,” you can see it on PBS.
When to watch Somewhere South – American as Hand Pie
|Wednesday, May 20||8:30 PM ET||Explorer|
|Friday, May 22||5:00 PM ET||Explorer|
|Saturday, May 23||1:00 AM ET||Explorer|
|Saturday, May 23||11:30 AM ET||Explorer|
|Monday, June 15||7:00 PM ET||UNC-TV|
|Wednesday, June 17||3:00 PM ET||UNC-TV|
|Saturday, June 20||6:00 AM ET||North Carolina|
|Monday, June 22||3:00 PM ET||North Carolina|
|Friday, June 26||12:00 PM ET||North Carolina|
Love and Loyalty Never Go Out of Style in B&G’s Old-Fashioned Snack Pies!
Even before you watch Vivian’s show, though, you’ll see that loyalty, pride and devotion play a huge role in the making of these delicious fruit confections and pies. Like any good Southern role model, the employees put care and love into each handmade pie before it goes into the oven and as it’s packaged for sale. No automated machines here! Employees who have worked at B&G for decades continue to roll the dough out by hand and scoop the filling individually into each carefully rolled piece before crimping, frying, wrapping and boxing the pies-all by hand! The recipe has stayed the same since B&G’s inception, and you’ll even see the loyalty as you rip open the nostalgic wrapper that’s placed with care on every one.
Old-Fashioned Fried Apple Pies and More!
For years, the fried apple pie has been B&G’s number one selling pie-and for good reason! Like all their fried pies and confections, the crust is fried to a mouth-watering, flaky, golden-brown that keeps the juicy apple filling bursting with flavor. Each bite sends your taste buds soaring and takes you back to a simpler time worthy of savoring every moment. It’s just like sitting in Grandma’s kitchen and enjoying a light summer breeze through the window as you bite into these wholesome fried apple pies. But you’ll also get those same feelings of nostalgia with B&G’s other pies and treats, too! We offer:
- A creamy chocolate fried pie
- A peach of a confection in the peach handmade pie
- A reminder of summer lemonade with our lemon pie
- A cherry red cherry fried hand pie
- A no-bake D-Lish treat with chocolate, oatmeal and peanut butter
The Best Fried Apple Pies in the South and Beyond!
We’ve prided ourselves on delivering the best fried apple pies to local and regional retailers for over half a century. We’d love it if you’d come to visit and taste these little bites of heaven right here in North Carolina, but we don’t want you to miss out even if you can’t make a trip out here. (If you do come on out, be sure to visit us, though! We’ll give you a tour and show you exactly how we put the love into every bite!) And you can also get a preview on “Somewhere South ” before you make your travel plans!
But no matter where you live or where life takes you, you don’t have to miss out on the best fried hand pies in the south! That’s why we are now offering our pies in our online store-so you can enjoy the very best in fried pies no matter where you live! Just follow the links above and fill your cart with these tasty snacks that are perfect for lunchboxes or served with ice cream for a special occasion.
And, if you want to try your hand at making some yourself, we’ve even got a tried and true recipe right here on the website so we can show you how to make fried apple pies yourself. But we’d really like it if you bought ours, too! When quality counts, choose B&G Pies!