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Maysville's Historic Transparent Pies

You don't really know Maysville until you've had a transparent pie. They're an exclusive export of the region.

According to the Pride of Kentucky Cookbook: "Transparent pies have been a favorite dessert since before refrigeration. All one needed was milk, butter from the cow, eggs from the henhouse... Local bakers keep this tradition alive, making Maysville the only area to market transparent pies and tarts in the United States. Actor George Clooney, a native of Augusta, Ky., not only travels to Maysville to purchase transparent tarts, but has brought them to share at movie sets and television studios."

You also don't know transparent pies until you've had a Magee's Bakery transparent pie. Some sixty years ago Ruth and Leslie Magee recognized the demand for this Mason County tradition, so as owners of Magee's Bakery they kept transparent pie and tarts alive. They are now so popular, they are sent all over the United States.

Magee's Bakery recently opened a new web site online that is available at There you can find out more about their historic transparent pies, other baked goods, and even order some for yourself. You can also stop into their shop at 8188 Orangeburg Road, or, if you find yourself in downtown Maysville, you can pick up some of Magee's transparent tarts at the Homefront Cafe on Second Street.