Greensboro, N.C. -- The Cherry Pit Cafe & Pie Shop is located at 411 Pisgah Church Road in Greensboro. You can reach them at (336) 617-3249 or visit their website here.

Tomato Pie

Ingredients:

1/4 red onion, diced

2-3 whole tomatoes, diced and drained

4 basil leaves, chopped

3/4 cup shredded cheddar

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella

3 ounces mayonnaise

1/2 tsp Texas Pete hot sauce

1/4 tsp salt and pepper

1 raw 9'' pie shell (see recipe below)

Directions:

-Toss all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

-Fill raw pie shell level to the top.

-Bake 35 minutes at 375 degrees.

Pie Dough

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups pastry flour

1 tbsp powdered sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup shortening (cold), cubed

1/4 cup ice cold water

Directions:

-In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt.

-Add shortening and coat with dry ingredients.

-Using your hands (or pastry blender), mix until the mixture resembles a course, damp meal.

-Add half of the water to the mixture.

-Gently mix until water is absorbed.

-Slowly add more water while mixing.

-Only add enough water for dough to become damp and barely holds together.

-Do not over mix.

-Do not knead.

-Form dough into a ball and refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.

-On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to a depth of 1/8''.

-Transfer dough into pie tin.

-Crimp edges using fingertips or crimping tool.

The Cowboy Burger

Ingredients:

2 burger patties (cook medium well)

2 pieces of grilled parmesan cheese bread

2 ounces sauteed mushrooms

2 ounces sauteed onions

shredded iceberg lettuce

1 sliced tomato

2 slices American cheese

2 strips bacon, cooked

1 ounce A-1 Sauce

Directions:

-Season burger patties with salt and pepper. Cook to medium well.

-Cook bacon until crisp.

-Grill parmesan bread (cheese side down) until golden brown.

-Melt 1 slice of cheese on each patty.

-Sautee mushrooms and onions.

-Place lettuce and tomato on bottom slice of bread.

-Place first patty on top.

-Add mushrooms.

-Place second patty on top.

-Add onions.

-Add bacon.

-Drizzle with A-1 Sauce.

-Place second slice of bread on top.