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Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts - Sister Pie Available In Ann Arbor For Thanksgiving

Nov 5, 2020

Pies from Sister Pie
Credit Sister Pie / sisterpie.com

Sister Pie started in the kitchen of Lisa Ludwinski’s parents in Milford around Thanksgiving 2012.  Since then, the popularity of her unique pie creations has grown and now operates from a corner bakery in Detroit’s West Village on the east side of town.  She talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry about her love and passion for pie...just in time for Thanksgiving!


"Sister Pie: The Recipes & Stories Bakery in Detroit" by Lisa Ludwinski
Credit Sister Pie / sisterpie.com

Inspired by businesses like Zingerman’s and Avalon Bakery, Sister Pie creator Lisa Ludwinski started selling her pies baked in her parents' suburban Detroit kitchen eight years ago.  In addition to the pie-baking business, she also has a popular cookbook called "Sister Pie: The Recipes &  Stories Bakery in Detroit."  This year, her popular pies and cookies will be available at the Produce Station in Ann Arbor the week of Thanksgiving.

Sister Pie is nontraditional in flavor combinations, rustic in execution, and constantly changing to honor the local agriculture of Michigan.  They say they strive to test the limits of pie-baking creativity while challenging and pleasing the palates of Sister Pie enthusiasts.  They make their pie dough by hand daily and, most often, communally.  Lisa and her staff say they consider themselves "a big-hearted bunch.”


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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu