I recently was in Michigan and stopped for lunch at the Grand Traverse Pie Company, in Traverse City. I'd heard great things about their pies (rumor has it that even Mario Batali, who has a summer home in the area, is a big fan). Since I was in cherry country, I had to choose a cherry pie (they offer six different kinds!) and opted for cherry crumb, which was served warm, fresh from the oven. The pie featured local Montmorency tart cherries, which were sweet without being cloying, and the topping was perfectly buttery and crumbly. Their pies would make for a delicious dessert display, as this couple created (above) for their nuptials in Glen Lake, Michigan. On offer at their reception were four different pies from the Grand Traverse Pie Company, served with locally made ice cream from Moomers. There are Grand Traverse Pie Company locations throughout Michigan; to see all of the pie flavors available, click here. —Heather Lee, Brides Michigan
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