Without the promise of sweets, mouths would never have the patience to stay open during dentist's appointments or closed during beekeeping demonstrations. Keep mouths buzz-free with today's Groupon: for $12, you get six 4-inch white sweet-potato pies delivered from Patrick's Famous Pies (a $30 value). A shipping fee of $4.95 is not included.
The baker-in-chief at Patrick's Famous Pies concocts sweet specialties from family recipes and flavorful refinements honed over more than 20 years of pie making. Fresh 4-inch circular confections rise anew daily with sweet inner stuffing, like a fluffed pillow filled with cotton candy. Crafted from a white-fleshed variety of the saccharine spud, the shop's white sweet-potato pie recipe sprouted from North Carolina roots, according to the Argus.
Patrick's Famous Pies
At first it seemed like the only people who would ever hear about Patrick Caldwell's pies were his friends and family. Using a recipe born in North Carolina and passed down from his mother, he'd craft his specialty white-sweet-potato pie for every family gathering. But it was his mother-in-law who gave him the final push to turn his pie-making hobby into a full-time endeavor. Using the family recipe as a blueprint, Patrick began to tweak the formula to make it perfect, aging his white sweet potatoes in a wine cellar for nine months to enhance their natural sweetness and cure them of their fear of the dark. Before long, Patrick's Famous Pies were in high demand at area farmer's markets, where he still sells them today alongside other specialties like sweet-potato bread and peach cobbler.