In her 2009 book, Pie: A Global History, author Janet Clarkson wrote, "The homemade pie has been under siege for a century, and surely its survival is endangered." Clearly, she has not been hanging around the Chicago area recently!
From the city to the suburbs, places abound where families can enjoy a delicious slice of homemade pie.
The folks at The Sugar Path in Geneva are using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients to turn out an ever-changing selection of pies. Michelle Adams and her sister started The Sugar Path in 2011 after learning the art of pie-making from their grandmother and spending years working together on recipe creation.
"Our pies are special because they are handcrafted with love in small batches using only the finest ingredients. Most of our pies are old favorites with an artisan touch and we enjoy experimenting with flavors," Adams says. Popular pies include the Cowboy Pie (walnuts, bittersweet chocolate and a splash of whiskey), Classic Apple and Salty Honey.