photo by Michael Hoeweler
Betty’s Pies is well worth the summer drive to Two Harbors. In 1956, Betty Lessard started rolling out the dough (made with lard, of course) and creating those decadent fillings. Betty sold the business in 1998, and died in 2015, but her recipes live on. Her iconic Five-Layer Chocolate Pie starts with that epic crust, then a thin layer of dark chocolate, a cinnamon meringue, whipped cream, and chocolate whipped cream. That sweet, fatty, flaky deliciousness tastes just like summer in Minnesota.