|Betty's Pies |
About Betty's Pies:
It all began in 1956 when Betty's father Aleck built a fish shack by the Stewart River on Highway 61. Betty thought it would be a good idea to have some goodies for the fishermen when they stopped in, so she started making donuts and coffee for them to enjoy.
Well, one thing led to another and Betty began selling hamburgers and hot dogs. Customers didn't really like looking at dead fish while they were eating, so in 1958 Betty turned the old fish stand into a café that she named "Betty's Cafe". She also added pies to her menu.
In 1974, after a few more expansions and decorating changes, and with more people stopping for a slice of her famous pie, Betty decided to change the name to "Betty's Pies". In 1984 after making thousands of pies and attracting customers from all over the world, creating a tourist destination of sorts, Betty sold the café and retired.
Betty's Pies continued to grow in popularity and the atmosphere was changed to the blue and white theme that you see today. In 1997, when news came that Highway 61 was going to be expanded and the old restaurant needed to be moved or rebuilt, the famous café was sold again in 1997 to the current owners, Carl Ehlenz and Martha Sieber.
The world famous pies have since returned to the original recipes with help from Betty herself. During the summer months approximately 300 fresh pies are made each and every day.
We got to try the Great Lakes Fruit pie for this review. Oh my goodness was it good. I would not be surprised if it ends up on Food Network’s show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Yep it is that good. We got the pie a couple of days before Thanksgiving. It arrived frozen and I just put it in the freezer since we would not be eating it for a couple of days. At the time I was thinking I would not be surprised if this pie ends up just being okay. I mean after all how good can a frozen pie be? Well, the answer came a couple days later when we put the pie in the oven. It smelled really good cooking and then seven of us tried it.
This is the part where I was most surprised. I was expecting it to be like a typical Sara Lee frozen pie. WRONG! It tasted like Granny had just made the pie from scratch. In fact I started to think why on earth did I wait to review this with seven other people? I mean one would have been fine but seven???? The pie was quickly devoured and we were left wanting more.
So if you have a hard person to buy for this Christmas may I suggest having a Betty’s Pie delivered to their door? Or maybe you want to impress your boss, coworkers, or the in-laws either way Betty’s Pies can make you an instant favorite.
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