Experiences of Chickasaw Country: Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies

It was 6:30 in the morning, and I was on a mission. I was determined to eat the first fried pie of the day at the Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies shop in Davis, Oklahoma. 

Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies is one of my favorite places in Oklahoma. It’s a classic fried pie bakery in the middle of the Arbuckle Mountains. The store is part gas station and part bakery with a lot of small town charm. It’s the perfect place to stop while hiking at Turner Falls or taking a road trip on I-35. I had my first pie when I was in middle school, and I’ve been addicted ever since. The shop serves hundreds and sometimes thousands of hot pies every day. The pies range from fruit pies like apple and peach to cream pies like chocolate (my favorite!) and coconut. They also serve savory pies including pepperoni pizza pie, a spicy Tex-Mex pie, and breakfast pies. 

This shop might look small from the outside, but they are a giant! Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies in Davis is the home base to many other locations in Oklahoma, Texas, and Mississippi! And to think, it all started with a family recipe in Springer, Oklahoma. 

That’s right. In the late 1800’s, Maude Pletcher began perfecting her recipe for pies near Springer. Neighbors from near and far knew Maude as the pie lady. During the 1930’s, when Oklahoma was in the middle of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, Maude continued to bring happiness to her family and neighbors with a simple pie. 

Maude’s grandson, Jerry Pletcher, carries on Maude’s legacy with the pie shop. He said in a busy world he likes to make things simple because pies really are a simple business.

After eating the first pie of the day, I learned how to make fried pies. And Jerry is right, it is a simple business. Watch the video below to learn more about my experience at the Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies shop.  

Wasn’t that fun? I’m so excited to stop by again for more fried pies. I can’t get enough. When you get a pie, tag us in your photo and use #routecc. You could be featured on our social media! 

Keep experiencing Chickasaw Country,





Post A Comment

* Required Fields