Sister Pie by Lisa Ludwinski

"Sister Pie aims to celebrate the seasons through pie
to provide consistently delicious, thoughtful,
and inventive food; to foster a welcoming environment
for employees and customers through transparency,
community engagement, and education."

The above quotation is a part of Sister Pie's mission statement and the reminder of this statement is set out in a flyer that the bakery's employees see every day. The bones of this policy should be a part of how we all live our lives with kindness. 

Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit by Lisa Ludwinski is special not only for the stunning photography and tempting recipes but for the spirit behind this bakery. The shop's focus is on sustainability, paying their employees above-average wages, promotion from within and training plans. They recycle, set monthly water-usage goals, and buy compostable paper goods from a local supplier. There are many other ways that this business is making a difference including their "Pie-it-Forward" program which allows customers to pre-purchase pie slices for anyone to use for any reason. They don't talk the talk, they walk the walk. Lisa is touring in support of this title and her schedule can be found on our calendar

As any good pie primer begins - it all starts with the dough which includes a variety of special crusts such as Cornmeal rose galette dough, Aged gouda pie dough and a Toasted pecan pie dough. A collection of inspirational sweet and savory pie recipes are shared before the "everything else" chapter begins. Here, recipes such as Salted rosemary shortbread, Rhubarb blondies, and Blackberry peach coffee cake, for Jane (not our Jane but former employee) are set out. 

To state that I am in love with this book is an understatement. The book itself and spirit of the author are magical and will provide many delicious bakes as well as feel good moments for years to come.  

Our  takes you inside this gorgeous book and features the following 



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Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • choppergirl  on  11/13/2018 at 5:41 PM

    Tahini poppy dressing sounds refreshing

  • zwetschgen  on  11/13/2018 at 6:08 PM

    I've been meaning to pick this up for a while! I think the cranberry crumble would be an excellent holiday addition.

  • mcrimmins  on  11/13/2018 at 6:10 PM

    Cranberry Crumble Pie for Thanksgiving.

  • amylou61  on  11/13/2018 at 6:51 PM

    I'd try the Pfeffernusse pie. Sounds amazing!

  • matag  on  11/13/2018 at 6:54 PM

    Salted maple pie

  • RoseMGenuine  on  11/13/2018 at 8:59 PM

    Maple coffee cream paczki!

  • riley  on  11/13/2018 at 9:47 PM

    Toasted marshmallow butterscotch pie

  • tennyogirl  on  11/13/2018 at 10:26 PM

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • Analyze  on  11/14/2018 at 6:15 AM

    Strawberry pistachio crumble pie yumm!!! This book looks SO cool!!!

  • vickster  on  11/14/2018 at 6:46 AM

    Rhubarb Rosemary Streusel Pie (love rhubarb and this sounds interesting!)

  • ravensfan  on  11/14/2018 at 10:34 AM

    Rhubarb rosemary streusel pie

  • hillsboroks  on  11/14/2018 at 2:29 PM

    I would make the Pear Mince Pie.

  • kmn4  on  11/14/2018 at 3:39 PM

    Pfeffernusse pie

  • jmay42066  on  11/14/2018 at 3:54 PM

    Double-and-by-double-I-mean-triple-chocolate cookies

  • lpatterson412  on  11/14/2018 at 4:31 PM

    Apricot raspberry rose galette!

  • cpattersongo  on  11/14/2018 at 5:01 PM

    The honey lemon meringue pie sounds delicious!

  • mpdeb98  on  11/14/2018 at 6:33 PM

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • Puguppy  on  11/14/2018 at 6:53 PM

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • ebs  on  11/14/2018 at 8:24 PM

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • demomcook  on  11/14/2018 at 11:31 PM

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • MiMi60  on  11/15/2018 at 9:12 AM

    Ginger peach biscuit pie

  • lgroom  on  11/15/2018 at 10:06 AM

    Apple sage gouda pie

  • kelrific  on  11/15/2018 at 11:17 AM

    I would make the peanut butter paprika cookies. Everything looks so good, though!

  • sarahawker  on  11/15/2018 at 1:05 PM

    Salted maple pie

  • ktwalla  on  11/15/2018 at 7:20 PM

    Toasted Marshmallow Butterscotch Pie

  • HelenB  on  11/15/2018 at 10:40 PM

    I’m intrigued by the Buttermilk Buckwheat Galette Dough.

  • EmilyR  on  11/16/2018 at 12:07 AM

    Apricot raspberry rose galette

  • lean1  on  11/16/2018 at 7:50 AM

    I would like to make the Tomato olive and Mozzarella hand pie.

  • thecharlah  on  11/16/2018 at 9:08 PM

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • cachuang  on  11/16/2018 at 11:41 PM

    The Toasted Marshmallow Butterscotch Pie sounds AMAZING! Sister Pie is the best :)

  • t.t  on  11/17/2018 at 12:04 AM

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • sacredshs  on  11/17/2018 at 3:44 AM

    Toasted pecan pie crust

  • debbiehb  on  11/17/2018 at 1:47 PM

    Ginger peach biscuit pie

  • jezpurr  on  11/17/2018 at 8:24 PM

    Maple coffee cream paczki!!!^_^

  • banba1  on  11/17/2018 at 9:02 PM

    um, cheese IN the pie dough? Sign me up to try the Aged Gouda pie dough :)

  • kitchen_chick  on  11/17/2018 at 10:10 PM

    Cranberry crumble pie - I want to see how it compares to my awesome cranberry pie.

  • hibeez  on  11/18/2018 at 10:08 AM

    How do you decide?? seriously. Ok, I'd try the Concord grape and goat cheese pie because I grow grapes. But man, everything looks great!

  • michalow  on  11/18/2018 at 10:33 PM

    I'll start with the pfeffernusse pie, and then I'll make all the rest..

  • nadiam1000  on  11/19/2018 at 6:24 AM

    salted maple pie

  • mabbit  on  11/19/2018 at 3:21 PM

    cranberry crumble - yummy!!

  • Lynnd219  on  11/19/2018 at 5:03 PM

    Rhubarb blondies

  • Uhmandanicole  on  11/20/2018 at 4:23 AM

    Toasted pecan pie dough

  • Siegal  on  11/20/2018 at 6:29 AM

    Cranberry crumble pie sounds great for the holiday

  • RSW  on  11/23/2018 at 8:48 AM

    Pieraczki (a pierogi-paczki hybrid)

  • rchesser  on  11/23/2018 at 11:01 AM

    Salted maple pie.

  • lmatz  on  11/23/2018 at 4:03 PM

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • Greenrogers  on  11/23/2018 at 5:05 PM

    Aged gouda cheddar crust

  • Jenamarie  on  11/23/2018 at 7:49 PM

    Brown butter plum crumble pie

  • Laura1  on  11/24/2018 at 5:51 PM

    cranberry crumble pie

  • eatysmith  on  11/25/2018 at 4:10 AM

    Cornmeal rose galette dough!

  • LaurenE  on  11/25/2018 at 4:17 PM

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • Dannausc  on  11/29/2018 at 5:12 PM

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • jenlhawes  on  11/30/2018 at 7:27 AM

    I'm obsessed with Sister Pie! Would love to make the salted maple pie for Christmas.

  • debrakp  on  12/1/2018 at 4:18 PM

    The sour cherry pie, for sure

  • Rachelkg  on  12/3/2018 at 11:22 AM

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • aqueen220  on  12/4/2018 at 8:24 PM

    Coffee chess pie

  • mkcorban  on  12/10/2018 at 10:27 AM

    Chocolate coconut pie

  • mllamas  on  12/10/2018 at 11:24 AM

    I tend toward the savory, so I'd like to make the Apple cheddar rye hand pies.

  • lauriesk  on  12/10/2018 at 1:47 PM

    I would make the Buttermilk pumpkin streusel pie

  • Brancica  on  12/11/2018 at 6:21 AM

    I like trying savory pies do the asparagus pie recipe looks promising

  • Lmocooks  on  12/11/2018 at 1:42 PM

    Ginger Peach Biscuit Pie

  • KarenDel  on  12/11/2018 at 2:11 PM

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • centraljersey  on  12/14/2018 at 9:21 PM

    Cardamom tahini squash pie — sounds like an interesting twist

  • etesla  on  12/15/2018 at 12:01 AM

    Buckwheat chocolate chip cookies. :)

  • sequoia55  on  12/15/2018 at 1:43 AM

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • punktshittake  on  12/15/2018 at 6:12 AM

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • Camelot1542  on  12/15/2018 at 7:53 AM

    Apple Sage Gouda pie

  • PeavineBlues  on  12/15/2018 at 8:31 AM

    Apple Gouda Pie

  • jinni  on  12/15/2018 at 9:57 AM

    Buttermilk buckwheat galette dough

  • dtremit  on  12/15/2018 at 11:24 AM

    So excited about this cookbook -- makes me homesick for Detroit! I would love to try the cardamom tahini squash pie.

  • BMeyer  on  12/15/2018 at 1:46 PM

    ginger peach pie

  • davisesq212  on  12/16/2018 at 2:56 AM

    I would first try the double and by double I mean double chocolate cookies -

  • Kyliepratt  on  12/16/2018 at 7:45 AM

    I would try first the strawberry pistachio crumble pie. Yum! So many great-sounding recipes in there!

  • Sabrina5000  on  12/16/2018 at 9:31 AM

    The salted maple pie sounds delish!

  • shipwrecks  on  12/17/2018 at 7:58 AM

    Ginger peach biscuit pie

  • RickPearson54  on  12/17/2018 at 11:50 AM

    salted maple pie

  • Sfgordon  on  12/19/2018 at 10:22 AM

    There are so many recipes I would love to try, but I would start with the cardamom tahini squash pie...sounds so unique but makes sense when you think about the flavors.

  • jemans  on  12/20/2018 at 11:36 AM

    The rhubarb rosemary streusel - I LOVE rhubarb!

  • ktowle  on  12/24/2018 at 5:57 AM

    Toasted pecan pie dough!

  • CynthiasCooking  on  12/24/2018 at 10:05 AM

    Buttermilk buckwheat galette dough (I love buckwheat! And we always get some buckwheat flour from a "pantry" farm share we subscribe to from our friends at Songbird Farm in Unity, Maine).

  • artthecat  on  12/24/2018 at 6:18 PM

    Robert Redford cookies - they have to be good!

  • rosalee  on  12/28/2018 at 11:07 AM

    I bet the Aged Gouda pie dough is delicious!

  • floridagld  on  12/29/2018 at 6:22 PM

    love citrus blends with hibiscus. would LOVE to try Grapefruit hibiscus paczki

  • lselke  on  12/29/2018 at 7:32 PM

    I have to try that sweet potato coconut pie.

  • tcjanes  on  1/2/2019 at 8:45 PM

    Have to go with Salted Maple.

  • tarae1204  on  1/3/2019 at 9:35 AM

    Something with the cornmeal rose galette dough. Sounds amazing!

  • ket06e  on  1/3/2019 at 9:49 AM

    minted pea and potato hand pies

  • Amandaspamanda  on  1/4/2019 at 12:30 PM

    Aged Gouda pie dough - I've never heard of a cheesy pie dough, I need to try it!

  • R202081  on  1/5/2019 at 2:22 PM

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • JJWong  on  1/5/2019 at 11:38 PM

    cranberry crumble pie

  • rsgrandinetti  on  1/6/2019 at 10:05 PM

    I would make strawberry pistachio crumble pie

  • orchidlady01  on  1/7/2019 at 2:34 AM

    Double-and-by-double-I-mean-triple-chocolate cookies

  • Karla123  on  1/8/2019 at 4:49 PM

    From another galaxy brownies!

  • Nrshelley  on  1/8/2019 at 5:46 PM

    Apple Cheddar

  • Nancith  on  1/8/2019 at 7:42 PM

    Toasted marshmallow butterscotch pie sounds heavenly.

  • blazin  on  1/11/2019 at 12:19 AM

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • Jennifer7  on  1/11/2019 at 6:45 PM

    Blueberry scones

  • leilx  on  1/12/2019 at 4:02 PM

    Rhubarb rosemary strusel pie.

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