Pie Made in Michigan Is July 4th Tradition

Jul 4, 2017

The Grand Traverse Pie Company combines fresh cherries grown in northern Michigan with Detroit born Vernors Ginger Ale soda to create a special treat just in time for the July 4th.

The cherry Vernors pie is a balance of cherries, ginger and then the Vernors flavor and then we have a lattice on top which is unique because we usually do a crumb or just a pastry top," said Kari Troub, assistant manager of the Grand Traverse Pie Company in East Lansing.

The lattice is the criss-cross of dough on top of the fruit. And gives the pie a classic American image according to Troub.

“[It] captures the essence of the Grandma’s pie maybe," said Troub. "My grandma used to make her rhubarb pie with a lattice top.”

The Grand Traverse Pie Company receives a spike in orders before the Independence Day celebrations.

“People are going up north so they’re getting all their baked goods before they leave," said Troub.

If you want a bite the sweet and tangy taste of the Vernors Cherry pie, you have from now until September 10th.  

Click on this sentence for a link to the Grand Traverse Pie Company's East Lansing location.