Merri and Bill Tyndall keep the dining room and bakery cases chock-full of baked goods and knickknacks in a 1950s-era former filling station now home to the Mountain Pie Company.
Merri and Bill Tyndall keep the dining room and bakery cases chock-full of baked goods and knickknacks in a 1950s-era former filling station now home to the Mountain Pie Company. They decorate each table with different colors and patterns of linens, china, and silver from their personal collection. A blue ribbon from the 2010 Western North Carolina Apple Festival hangs on the pie case — earned for one of Merri’s apple pies made with local Honeycrisps and adorned with a crust made with leaf-shaped cutouts. “The pace is good out here, and people can sit awhile,” Merri says of the store that’s a few miles outside of downtown Hendersonville on a hilly countryside stretch of U.S. Highway 25. Specialties include old-fashioned pie varieties like North Carolina tart cherry, buttermilk, and Amish shoo-fly pie. The Tyndalls bake daily, and they tested their pie mettle recently when a bride-to-be ordered 11 different pie flavors for her wedding reception, held on the 11th day of the month, on a North Carolina mountaintop.
Mountain Pie Company
3400 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, N.C. 28791
Visit the rest of the delectable independent, local bakeries in Our State‘s North Carolina dessert tour:
The Sisters McMullen
Hayes Barton Café & Dessertery
Bread of Heaven Bakery
Cheesecakes by Alex
Paul’s Pastry Shop
Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe
Sugar on Front Street