Cheap Eats: The Pie King

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — You now have a new possibility to get your getaway pies. The proprietor of The Pie King claims his objective is to market his pies all about the nation, Home Decoration.

He’s starting off in Council Bluffs wherever he opened his new shop last week.

All the pies are handmade. The Pie King tells 3 News Now Anchor Serese Cole you will not obtain pies like his anywhere else.

Toby Simmons has been baking pies considering the fact that he was a teen.

“The initial merchandise I ever marketed was an apple pie. I took that apple, sliced it up, and put it all jointly,” said The Pie King operator.

His magic formula has constantly been fresh substances and endurance.

“At the age of 19-decades-old, I experienced a truly good pie filling and by 21, I experienced an fantastic pie crust. I wanted the best pie crust on the sector,” Simmons mentioned.

“The crust does make the pie. You can have a good filling all you want. If your crust isn’t really good the whole pie is no fantastic,” he added.

He called himself “The Pie Guy” until eventually a buyer experienced another thought.

“She mentioned that was the best apple cranberry with walnut crust pie I at any time tasted. That indication requires to read through The Pie King,” he recalled.

Four yrs in the past, The Pie King moved from Charleston, South Carolina to Council Bluffs.

“He was earning pies when I fulfilled him,” claimed fiancée Edmonia Richard.

Edmonia fell in really like with Toby and his pies.

“When I to start with experienced his pies, my lip just dropped. I was like, ‘how can a man bake one thing like this?'” she laughed. “And he commenced providing me unique flavors and I said ‘wow, I am already a massive girl, I have to gradual down.'”

Now he is spreading the appreciate at The Pie King’s new shop.

From cheesecake to pecan, he would make additional than 50 pie flavors. Some familiar, other individuals exclusive.

“Lemon meringue coconut custard, bitter product and raisin and the orange custard meringue is a have to try out,” Toby detailed.

A single of Toby’s signature desserts is his sweet potato pie.

“I know sweet potato pies are an icon. So, if you come out and say your sweet potato pie is very good, it far better be excellent. Men and women will let you know if it truly is not,” he reported.

He has 10 sweet potato pie flavors such as blueberry, peach, apple and sweet potato with coconut and raisins.

“Folks are accustomed to normal sweet potato pie. A ton of individuals have been hesitant to taste it. When they recognized how excellent it was, they really savored it,” he stated.

His pies occur in all dimensions, but Toby likes the four-inch mini’s very best.

“You can try to eat a person or two and you really don’t come to feel so terrible. You will not have that guilt,” he laughed.

Whether or not it really is big or little, he suggests his shoppers tend to react the identical.

“When men and women take in these pies, they get delighted within,” he smiled.

If you want to try out a single of Toby’s delicious pies, there are a couple of options. You can end by, put an purchase on the net or on the cell phone. But if you want a pie for the holiday seasons, he indicates reserving your order at minimum two months in progress.

Toby says never wait right until Thanksgiving for pie because at The Pie King there definitely is a pie for each individual celebration.

“There is actually a pie for all seasons,” he stated with a smile.

The Pie King features seasonal pies and will have a taste of the 7 days.

This week’s taste is Strawberry Banana Cheesecake.

If you want to attempt The Pie King’s pies, the mini pies are just 3 bucks.

To see all the selling prices, spot an order or learn about The Pie King membership, go to 1509 West Broadway in Council Bluffs or stop by

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