Like so many stories of southern women who were phenomenal designers of delicious foods and pastries, Naomi and (Annie) Pearl’s farm roots in Rose Hill, North Carolina is the inspiration for Naomi and Pearl’s Apple Confections. Our family remembers Naomi’s homemade grape jelly from grapes plucked from the grapevine our grandfather, Willie, cultivated. And, Pearl’s (Naomi’s daughter) sweet potato pie and banana pudding was to die for!
After moving to Baltimore, Maryland, Pearl joined forces with the other side of our family via our dad, John. We sorely miss Aunt Gert’s unbelievable bread pudding and the crab feasts organized by Uncle Tom, her husband. Dad, by the way, was known for his fried chicken and spaghetti dinners! Our southern North Carolina family, Pearl’s siblings and relatives, didn’t miss a beat either. Uncle Will’s famous pot of baked beans cooked in a hole dug in the ground in the back yard, and Aunt Carvella’s famous fish fries on Friday nights!
We hope that you enjoy the second generation’s presentation of sweet confections! As we continue our family’s tradition of a love of good tasting food, our goal is to make you smile and lick your fingers!