(Don't you want a piece??)
This incredible slice of Sawdust Pie, is from a favorite local restaurant that is known for their over-the-top seasonal decor, 2 in. pork chops, "mile high" meringue pies and I also think their sawdust pie! This beloved eatery is Patti's 1880's Settlement in the small yet charming, lakeside town of Grand Rivers, Ky.
I've had this recipe for a few years now and every time I make it I remember just how good this pie really is!
Being filled with graham cracker crumbs, coconut and pecans with a mound of fresh whipped cream and sliced bananas, this pie is good for a decadent breakfast or delicious dessert! I tend to think of it more in the fall, but it's warm flavors are always welcome in my tummy. :)
Patti's (as us locals call it) is known for their amazing Christmas decor! My Grandmother and I recently went there as tradition for her birthday, and they had the Christmas up and decorated it's all it's glory! This is just a glimpse of some of the decor over the window in just one of the many rooms. I think the theme in this room was the nativity scene.
My Grandmother and I have always been very close. She means so much to me and I love that she wanted to spend her birthday celebration at Patti's just the two of us!
It was a day of fun! The food (my delicious Kentucky Hot Brown with homemade potato chips and sawdust pie), the gifts, the Christmas atmosphere, all the chatting and laughing, and most importantly the company made this day one I won't forget. I just had to share a piece of it with you!
If you live too far away to visit Patti's, then you should at least make this incredible Sawdust Pie!!!
Patti's 1880s Settlement Sawdust Pie
7 egg whites, whipped
1 1/2 c. pecans
1 1/2 c. sweetened coconut
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 1/2 c. sugar
Did I mention this is so easy to make?
Mix all together well.
Pour into 9 in. deep pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
When cool, top with whipped cream and freshly sliced bananas. (Both are a must!)