“I believe in sugar,” confesses Merri Tyndall, whose slender figure suggests otherwise. But the proof is in the pudding, and in the pies, cakes, and other goodies she and her husband, William, bake up at Mountain Pie Company in Hendersonville. Also a tearoom that serves breakfast and lunch bites on dainty old-fashioned china, the company offers around 50 made-to-order cakes and pies of the 1930s and ’40s, including rum cake, lemon meringue, coconut custard, and shoo-fly pies, and an award-winning apple pie. A baker since childhood, Tyndall also likes to experiment. Her Pecan Pudding Cake is an original take on the apple-stacked version prepared by early Appalachian homesteaders. Standing six inches tall, with layers of butterscotch chips, caramel, and vanilla pudding and decorative piecrust leaves and acorns, it’s a sweet fall treat.
Mountain Pie Co.
3400 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville