Allie Blakely recalled growing up in rural Great Falls.
“My father built a house on a dairy farm,” she said. “My mother got the neighborhood kids to help make pies.”
Making pies alongside their mother was a daily chore and a way to entertain their guests; especially during the holidays. She remembered a joke in their community that she and her sisters would get into business making pies. This is not a joke and these ladies have made pies their business.
The Pie Sisters, which opened in January, has received a warm welcome from passersby. The sweet shop is a combination of rustic and urban decor with an antique Parisian clock, twig wreath, and modern furniture. But the main attraction are the pies, which have received raves from the press and the customers.
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The coconut creme pie is not anything to rave about. The pie cup lacked the flavor of coconut. The lemon creme pie was like eating a lemon bar. It has a zesty flavor which makes it a great summer treat. The chocolate bourbon pecan pie is really good. When you warm it up, it has a wonderful aroma of cinnamon. Eat it with ice cream and it really makes a delicious treat. I loved this one!
The Pie Sisters don’t sell only dessert pies. They have a delicious country tomato pie. It’s like a shepherd’s pie with chopped tomato, basil, onion, and garlic topped with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. When you bite into it, it’s like eating pizza in a pie tin.
The Pie Sisters source from local farmer and producers in the Washington, DC area and Big Rigs in West Virginia to provide customers pies that are fresh, wholesome and delicious.
For more information on their pies, visit their store or order online at www.piesisters.com.