The Maine Pie Co. is committed to providing delicious, all natural gluten free pies.
Jill Miller has a history of baking with her two previous bakeries in Nyack, New York and Kennebunk, Maine and now is happy to serve the gluten free clientele with a delicious gluten free product. Jill transformed her fabulous piecrust recipe to a gluten free crust that is not only moist and flaky but buttery too. The fillings are also an important component for Jill not only using the freshest and finest quality but an abundance of fruit as well. You will find these pies to be a delightful treat for the gluten sensitive or not.
All of their pies are manufactured in a strictly gluten free facility at The North Damn Mill in Biddeford, Maine. By only producing gluten free products in her kitchen ,there is never a worry about cross contamination and you can be assured of the gluten free quality. The pies have been tested and certified by Katahdin Analytical to ensure their gluten free status.
Jill’s pies are available in a variety of flavors, which change with the seasons, and with what’s “in season”. Her current offerings include:
My mom met Jill a few months back and connected the two of us (thanks mom!). Jill was kind enough to bring me all five of her pies to try! Of course I was thrilled to have real pie made with real fruit! Jeremy was also excited, I think a little more excited than I was, to try some pie!
The crust is unbelievable. It holds together so well and tastes “just like the real thing,” according to Jeremy. He said he would never know he was eating a gluten free pie unless someone told him. He was one happy customer. We made the Triple Berry pie first and the next day Jeremy wanted to try another one so I threw the Strawberry Rhubarb in the oven and we tried two pies in two days.
Jeremy loved the Triple Berry where as I preferred the Strawberry Rhubarb with the crumb topping. The Triple Berry pie is made with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. I wasn’t a fan of the raspberries; I found the filling too be too sweet. But I loved the strawberry rhubarb filling, and that crumb topping… just to die for! The Strawberry Rhubarb pie held together a lot better than the berry pie when we cut into it.
I brought the Apple pie to work and left it out on the kitchen table. It was gone within the hour. Before telling anyone it was gluten free, or that I was the one who left it out (that would have been a dead giveaway), I asked what people thought, and I got rave reviews. When I told them it was gluten free everyone was shocked; they couldn’t believe it. Someday people will no longer equate gluten free food with cardboard!!
Pies are available in two sizes; 8 inch ($20) and 10 inch ($25). The pies come frozen and stay frozen until you are ready to bake. Each pie has easy to follow directions printed right on the box. All you have to do is set the oven to 425F, bake the pie for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350F, and then back for the additional time needed (40-70 minutes depending on the pie, and your oven).
As The Maine Pie Co. is still fairly new, pies are currently available for pick up only at the bakery in Biddeford, Maine. But, they will soon be available at Whole Foods in Portland, and then hopefully they will be in the Whole Foods in the Boston area! Jill is also working on the shipping aspect of her business and will have drop shipping available soon! Stay tuned for more info on this to come!
Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.