Mama Nibbles: It's pie time of year! Grand Traverse Pie Company Review

It's pie time of year! Grand Traverse Pie Company Review

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The Grand Traverse Pie Company was founded in 1996 by Mike and Denise Busley in Traverse City, Michigan. The original shop is still operated by Mike and Denise. It strives to set the example and serve as the model from which all other Grand Traverse Pie Company shops evolve. The original Traverse City shop has been featured both regionally and nationally as a premier destination for great pies, which can now be shipped directly to you.

Now to tempt you with my tantalizing pie pictures and review! 
We sampled GT Pie Company's award winning Northport Pumpkin, Grand Traverse Cherry Crumb, and Peninsula Apple Crumb.  
Northport Pumpkin:
Country Living Magazine describes this as ". . . a dense, mousse-like texture and a crust detail that won our hearts."  I have to agree wholeheartedly!  I have never ever tasted such a rich, decadent, perfectly spiced pumpkin pie in my life.  The crust was so flaky, delicate and buttery with a bit of chew near the filling.  I have made some pretty darn good pies in my lifetime but I doubt I could recreate this one, it has something special about it, something that I just cannot put my finger on.  This pie was good chilled, room temperature and slightly heated.  Of course we had to top it with a huge dollop of whipped cream!  I could only eat a couple bites since I am on the Nutrisystem diet but those bites were heavenly.
Grand Traverse Cherry Crumb:
Northern Michigan is known for producing some of the best cherries in the world.  This amazing pie is filled with Montmorency tart cherries.  This cherry variety is light red, mostly are grown in northern Michigan and they are the most popular cherry sold in the U.S.  The tartness of these cherries mixed with the ooey gooey sweet filling, contained in that flaky crust and topped with the most buttery of crumb topping makes for the most divine pie.  “I don’t think I’ve ever had as good a pie as Grand Traverse Pie Company’s Cherry Crumb Pie... It’s a religious experience.” — Mario Batali, The Food Network
Peninsula Apple Crumb:
All of the apples inside of this pie are grown in Michigan at Smeltzer Orchards.  The apples used inside of this pie are slightly tart, the sweet cinnamon filling that almost oozes out of the pie once it is cut is perfectly caramelized and really compliments those apples well.  Silence in our house is rare but when I had the family taste a slice of this one there was complete silence!  The silence was then followed by happy and content sighs.  How is this pie SO good?!  We just couldn't believe it!  If we had to pick a favorite it would be this pie. 

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