Apr 3, 2023 - Food and Drink

Morrison's Fried Pies in Hot Springs is worth the trek

The coconut cream pie. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

You may've seen the slick photos or read the delicious copy in Southern Living about Morrison's Fried Pies in Hot Springs.

State of play: They had me at "fried pies." Plus, I get to the Spa City occasionally, and the food truck parked on Albert Pike Road was a priority.

It was late in the afternoon when I arrived and saw some customers turn away from the window empty-handed.

  • They were in search of savory pies; I was not.
  • The pickings were slim, however, as the apple, chocolate and cherry were sold out.
  • The blueberry sounded good, but I was more intrigued by the coconut cream.

The verdict: The filling was hot and gooey but not over-the-top sweet.

  • Morrison's has the crust down to a science. Unlike a lot of treats, there was no oily taste. It was cooked to golden, flaky perfection and topped with just a dab of icing.

The bottom line: The food is great, but conversation with owner Edgar Morrison is even better. Quick with a quip or profound insight, one will feel a tad more grounded after even a short interaction with Morrison at the window.

Of note: True to form, it's a small state. His brother-in-law is former Fayetteville Mayor Dan Coody.

Get some: 1333 Albert Pike Rd., Hot Springs. Open 8am to 5pm Tuesday-Friday; 8am to 3pm Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.


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