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 



The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • choppergirl  on  November 13, 2018

    Tahini poppy dressing sounds refreshing

  • zwetschgen  on  November 13, 2018

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

  • mcrimmins  on  November 13, 2018

    Cranberry Crumble Pie for Thanksgiving.

  • amylou61  on  November 13, 2018

    I'd try the Pfeffernusse pie. Sounds amazing!

  • matag  on  November 13, 2018

    Salted maple pie

  • RoseMGenuine  on  November 13, 2018

    Maple coffee cream paczki!

  • riley  on  November 13, 2018

    Toasted marshmallow butterscotch pie

  • tennyogirl  on  November 13, 2018

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • Analyze  on  November 14, 2018

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

  • vickster  on  November 14, 2018

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

  • ravensfan  on  November 14, 2018

    Rhubarb rosemary streusel pie

  • hillsboroks  on  November 14, 2018

    I would make the Pear Mince Pie.

  • kmn4  on  November 14, 2018

    Pfeffernusse pie

  • jmay42066  on  November 14, 2018

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

  • lpatterson412  on  November 14, 2018

    Apricot raspberry rose galette!

  • cpattersongo  on  November 14, 2018

    The honey lemon meringue pie sounds delicious!

  • mpdeb98  on  November 14, 2018

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • Puguppy  on  November 14, 2018

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • ebs  on  November 14, 2018

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • demomcook  on  November 14, 2018

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • MiMi60  on  November 15, 2018

    Ginger peach biscuit pie

  • lgroom  on  November 15, 2018

    Apple sage gouda pie

  • kelrific  on  November 15, 2018

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

  • sarahawker  on  November 15, 2018

    Salted maple pie

  • ktwalla  on  November 15, 2018

    Toasted Marshmallow Butterscotch Pie

  • HelenB  on  November 15, 2018

    Iโ€™m intrigued by the Buttermilk Buckwheat Galette Dough.

  • EmilyR  on  November 16, 2018

    Apricot raspberry rose galette

  • lean1  on  November 16, 2018

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

  • thecharlah  on  November 16, 2018

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • cachuang  on  November 16, 2018

    The Toasted Marshmallow Butterscotch Pie sounds AMAZING! Sister Pie is the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  • t.t  on  November 17, 2018

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • sacredshs  on  November 17, 2018

    Toasted pecan pie crust

  • debbiehb  on  November 17, 2018

    Ginger peach biscuit pie

  • jezpurr  on  November 17, 2018

    Maple coffee cream paczki!!!^_^

  • banba1  on  November 17, 2018

    um, cheese IN the pie dough? Sign me up to try the Aged Gouda pie dough ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kitchen_chick  on  November 17, 2018

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

  • hibeez  on  November 18, 2018

    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  November 18, 2018

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

  • nadiam1000  on  November 19, 2018

    salted maple pie

  • mabbit  on  November 19, 2018

    cranberry crumble – yummy!!

  • Lynnd219  on  November 19, 2018

    Rhubarb blondies

  • Uhmandanicole  on  November 20, 2018

    Toasted pecan pie dough

  • Siegal  on  November 20, 2018

    Cranberry crumble pie sounds great for the holiday

  • RSW  on  November 23, 2018

    Pieraczki (a pierogi-paczki hybrid)

  • rchesser  on  November 23, 2018

    Salted maple pie.

  • lmatz  on  November 23, 2018

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • Greenrogers  on  November 23, 2018

    Aged gouda cheddar crust

  • Jenamarie  on  November 23, 2018

    Brown butter plum crumble pie

  • Laura1  on  November 24, 2018

    cranberry crumble pie

  • eatysmith  on  November 25, 2018

    Cornmeal rose galette dough!

  • LaurenE  on  November 25, 2018

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • Dannausc  on  November 29, 2018

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • jenlhawes  on  November 30, 2018

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

  • debrakp  on  December 1, 2018

    The sour cherry pie, for sure

  • Rachelkg  on  December 3, 2018

    Blueberry cornmeal scones

  • aqueen220  on  December 4, 2018

    Coffee chess pie

  • mkcorban  on  December 10, 2018

    Chocolate coconut pie

  • mllamas  on  December 10, 2018

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

  • lauriesk  on  December 10, 2018

    I would make the Buttermilk pumpkin streusel pie

  • Brancica  on  December 11, 2018

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

  • Lmocooks  on  December 11, 2018

    Ginger Peach Biscuit Pie

  • KarenDel  on  December 11, 2018

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • centraljersey  on  December 14, 2018

    Cardamom tahini squash pie โ€” sounds like an interesting twist

  • etesla  on  December 15, 2018

    Buckwheat chocolate chip cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sequoia55  on  December 15, 2018

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • punktshittake  on  December 15, 2018

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • Camelot1542  on  December 15, 2018

    Apple Sage Gouda pie

  • PeavineBlues  on  December 15, 2018

    Apple Gouda Pie

  • jinni  on  December 15, 2018

    Buttermilk buckwheat galette dough

  • dtremit  on  December 15, 2018

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

  • BMeyer  on  December 15, 2018

    ginger peach pie

  • davisesq212  on  December 16, 2018

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

  • Kyliepratt  on  December 16, 2018

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

  • Sabrina5000  on  December 16, 2018

    The salted maple pie sounds delish!

  • shipwrecks  on  December 17, 2018

    Ginger peach biscuit pie

  • RickPearson54  on  December 17, 2018

    salted maple pie

  • Sfgordon  on  December 19, 2018

    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  December 20, 2018

    The rhubarb rosemary streusel – I LOVE rhubarb!

  • ktowle  on  December 24, 2018

    Toasted pecan pie dough!

  • CynthiasCooking  on  December 24, 2018

    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  December 24, 2018

    Robert Redford cookies – they have to be good!

  • rosalee  on  December 28, 2018

    I bet the Aged Gouda pie dough is delicious!

  • floridagld  on  December 29, 2018

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

  • lselke  on  December 29, 2018

    I have to try that sweet potato coconut pie.

  • tcjanes  on  January 2, 2019

    Have to go with Salted Maple.

  • tarae1204  on  January 3, 2019

    Something with the cornmeal rose galette dough. Sounds amazing!

  • ket06e  on  January 3, 2019

    minted pea and potato hand pies

  • Amandaspamanda  on  January 4, 2019

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

  • R202081  on  January 5, 2019

    Cranberry crumble pie

  • JJWong  on  January 5, 2019

    cranberry crumble pie

  • rsgrandinetti  on  January 6, 2019

    I would make strawberry pistachio crumble pie

  • orchidlady01  on  January 7, 2019

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

  • Karla123  on  January 8, 2019

    From another galaxy brownies!

  • Nrshelley  on  January 8, 2019

    Apple Cheddar

  • Nancith  on  January 8, 2019

    Toasted marshmallow butterscotch pie sounds heavenly.

  • blazin  on  January 11, 2019

    Apple sage Gouda pie

  • Jennifer7  on  January 11, 2019

    Blueberry scones

  • leilx  on  January 12, 2019

    Rhubarb rosemary strusel pie.

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