The World’s Best Sonker Can Be Found Right Here In North Carolina

Sonker is a popular dessert made specifically in the Surry Country region of North Carolina. It’s a mix between a pie, a pot pie, and a cobbler that can be sweet or savory. It’s typically a deep dish dessert that’s sweetened by the fruit filling and sugar or cane molasses. Crusts can range from a traditional flat pie crust to misshapen dough or dumplings. From toppings and glazes to crumbles and the fruit used as filling, you’ll find just about everyone has their own twist on the dish. Most recipes have been passed down from generation to generation with a few tweaks here and there. Just head to Surry Country and you’ll find it on just about any menu, but you’ll find the very best at the historic Rockford General Store.

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