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Love for the lowly fried pie 

Arkansas, like most Southern states, has a fondness for the handheld simplicity of the fried pie. The portable dessert can be found next to cash registers at convenience stores and in diners and in the fanciest restaurants in the state. Five of our favorites:

Old Fashioned Chocolate

Batten's Bakery. Unlike any fried pie still found in the state, this one uses a combination of cocoa, butter and sugar as a filling rather than the modern custard. Irresistible and addictive. 230 E. Kingshighway, Paragould. 870-236-7810. 5:30 a.m.-noon Mon., 5:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat.

Fried Strawberry

Capital Bar & Grill. We've tried so many fried pies at CBG, but this seasonal version is our favorite and only available in May and June. We've loved the peach and the blackberry, and the current apple version is divine. 111 West Markham St., Little Rock. 374-7474. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days.

Fried Blackberry

Hurley House Cafe. This waystation along Hwy. 70 folds fruit in flour dough to make these delicate creations, ranging from peach to pear to pecan. This tart variety is the best. 1303 Hwy. 70 W., Hazen. 870-255-4679. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.

Fried Apple

Lindsey's Hospitality House. A great barbecue joint with great fried pies that require two hands. You can also pick them up at Argenta Market. 207 Curtis Sykes Drive, North Little Rock. 374-5707. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon. Tue.-Thu. and Sat, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.

Fried Peach

Stonebrook Fudge Factory. Better known for dozens of flavors of fudge, this place makes fruit pies from fresh ingredients or what they canned and put up themselves. Have some fresh-squeezed lemonade while you're at it. 101 E. Main, Mountain Home. 501-269-5955. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Sun.

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