3 Country Pie Recipes (Inspired by Bob Dylan’s “Country Pie”)

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The English language is packed full of double entendres. Word geeks like me can take the most simple of phrases and twist it and turn it into something totally off from what the writer intended. We can’t help ourselves.

However, there are times like in the ole inductive reasoning expression, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” Thus, we have Bob Dylan’s 1969 song, “Country Pie.” Simply put, “Listen to the fiddler play. When he’s playin’ ’til the break of day Oh me, oh my, Love that country pie. Raspberry, strawberry, lemon and lime. What do I care? Blueberry, apple, cherry, pumpkin and plum. Call me for dinner, honey, I’ll be there.” It’s about pie, country pie.

So, what was Dylan thinking about when he was writing this song? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say– pie!

So, here are a few pies that just might have acted as his inspiration.

My Grandma’s Coconut Pie


1 ½ cup of sugar

¾ stick of butter

3 eggs

2 cups of coconut

1cup whole milk

1-tablespoon flour


With your mixer, beat the sugar and butter together until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat. Add coconut, milk, and flour. Pour in 9 inch unbaked pie crust. Cook on 350 degrees, in moderate oven until firm. (You can’t walk to far away from the kitchen while this is cooking. You will need to check on the pie until firm.)

Key Lime Pie


1 store bought 9-inch (6 oz.) graham cracker crust

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2cup (about 3 medium limes) fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon grated lime peel

2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

Thin lime slices (optional)


Mix together the sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in small mixing bowl until combined; stir in lime peel. Pour into crust; spread the whipped topping on top of lime mixture. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Garnish with lime slices.

Frozen Lemon Pie


6 ounces of frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

8 ounces of frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 store bought 9- inch (6 oz.) graham cracker crust


Gingerly, fold together the sweetened condensed milk, thawed lemonade concentrate, and thawed frozen whipped topping. Make sure it is mixed thoroughly, but you want to keep it fluffy. Pour into the graham cracker crust. Freeze for two hours or longer. Sit out for about five minutes or so before cutting and serving.

So, dish up one, two, or even three of these deliciously easy pies. They are light and lovely and are a great ending to a meal. So, listen to Bob Dylan’s “Country Pie,” because in all honesty, the man has a point, “oh me, oh my, love that country pie.”

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