Pie in the Sky Sells Pies from Secret Family Recipe
|Courtesy of Erin Ashley|
"People would love the pies and track her down for the recipe," said Ashley.
Yet her mother never shared it with anyone -- except for Ashley who experienced the same response to the pies when she took them to parties in Miami, her home for seven years.
"One day I realized, why am I giving away these pies? I'm just going to start a business."
Ashley started selling the pies to friends and online from her house about a year ago but recently decided to go bigger. She moved into a commercial kitchen and relaunched Pie in the Sky this past weekend to sell to markets, restaurants and customers.
So what makes Pie in the Sky's pies so special?
"It's not a traditional pie in that the fruit is never cooked or frozen," explains Ashley. "The whole pie as a whole is never baked. A lot of people like it because it's not heavy like normal pie. The fruit is fresh; we don't keep it sitting around."
Pie in the Sky sells three flavors: No More Blues Blueberry, Strawberry Pizazz and Razzle Dazzle, a mixed berry pie ($25 each). The pies are currently sold at Farmer's Market in Key Biscayne's Harbor Plaza (93 Harbor Dive) but you can order them online at pienthesky.com or by contacting Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org.