Famous Virginia Recipes include pimento cheese, fried pies, oysters, apple butter, peanut pie, macaroni and cheese, and shrimp and grits.

These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Virginia.

Fried Pies 

These small pies are perfect for holding in your hands to eat. Pie dough is filled with apples, cherries, or strawberries, folded over, and then fried.


Fresh oysters right from the ocean are steamed, grilled, or baked. They are cooked with herbs, lemon, breadcrumbs, or fish stock. These tasty morsels are fun to eat right off the shell.

Apple Butter  This creamy condiment is made by slow-cooking apples until they turn a rich golden brown color. It’s perfect spread on pancakes, toast, or french toast.

Peanut Pie Peanut pie is similar to pecan pie and is made with corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, and whole, shelled peanuts.

Macaroni and Cheese This cheesy dish is made with elbow pasta, different types of cheeses, and sometimes meat or vegetables. It’s often topped with breadcrumbs and baked as well.

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