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Pie making may soon become a lost art but at Achatz Handmade Pie Co. we still do things the old fashioned way. Many of our recipes have been passed through generations, and we continue the tradition by sharing the same handmade techniques instilled in our childhood.

Achatz pies are made with pure and natural ingredients; we never use chemicals, preservatives or hydrogenated oils. And most of our fruit, flour, sugar and dairy is purchased from local farms. These values result in a top quality product even grandma can be proud of.

We started baking in 1993 from our Victorian home in Armada, Michigan. After moving our operation to a nearby ten-acre apple orchard, Achatz Handmade Pie Co. was officially born. To this day we've maintained our high standards to produce a pie that we believe is simply the best.

Our pies have been featured on “Food Network”, the “Rachael Ray Show”, “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America Weekend.” We have also been featured in “Bon Appétit” magazine and “Food & Wine” magazine. Even though we have won numerous national and local awards, our pies are still down-to-earth, all natural and wholesome. We're keeping it real and we invite you to taste the difference.

Our Handmade Pies

Our mission has always been to create the best pies money can buy. Our tender, flaky crust and real fruit fillings merge with as many locally-grown ingredients as available to create a pie that's fresh and natural. It's no wonder “Detroit News” food writer Kate Lawson has stated, "Achatz makes the best pies you'll ever eat."

Achatz Handmade Pie Co. cares about what we bring to your kitchen. We continue to stand up to the highest standards for quality, purity and goodness. Our cream pies are made from scratch using pure butter, pure vanilla and fresh local whole milk. We never use canned fruit and find every opportunity to use locally grown produce. And if you can't have sugar, we also have fruit juice sweetened pies available. We know extra care and extra effort make an extra delicious pie!

Careers

Working at Achatz Handmade Pie Co. is a fun and rewarding experience. Our "little" pie shop continues to grow and offer more opportunities for new employees to come aboard and help us take our business to the next level. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Achatz team, please fill out an easy online application.

Whether you are seeking a position as a managing partner, store manager, IT or marketing professional, retail associate, delivery driver, or a role in our food preparation and packaging team, we encourage you to apply. We are always seeking top talent to help our company improve.

Q&A'S

Why are you closed on Saturday?
Since our beginning in 1993, our stores have been closed on Saturday. Our family is Seventh - day Adventist and we enjoy this special day of rest. 
How do you pronounce "Achatz"?
The actual pronunciation is (ak'its). When in doubt, remember that it rhymes with 'jackets.'
Are any of your pies vegan?
All of our double crust fruit pies are made with no dairy or animal products.
How can I place a special order?
The easiest way to place a special order is through our online store section. You can also call the store where you wish to pick the pie up.
Questions about pies-that-fly
We ship anywhere in the United States. Please see online store for when and how pies are shipped. For order-specific information, please reply to your confirmation email to reach our internet sales department or call our headquarters at (586)-749-2882. 

Testimonials

We only recently discovered your pies and I am so glad that we did. They have been the only thing at all appealing to me since I have been ill. My husband makes a pie trip once or twice a week just for me! My favorite is the berry pie, but I admit that is the only one except cherry and apple (both delicious) that I have tried. I'm a farm "girl" and home made pies have a high standard where I come from and yours are among the very best. Thank you.

As a veteran, I really appreciated your Veterans day thank you on Monday. My wife and I went to the Oxford store and purchased three pies and shared one with our daughter and four grandchildren.
They loved it!!

Just wanted to express my gratitude for your help today! I know the holidays must be crazy for you all, but you helped straighten out my order, and still managed to ship before Christmas. Your one on one help on the phone was refreshing, whereas most companies stick you with an automated response or leave you on hold. I will definitely be ordering though you guys again in the future. Thank you for making my day and my Christmas shopping so much simpler!

Just came back from the " Customer Appreciation Day " at your Armada store. Besides having the greatest pies on the planet.....thanks for the great gesture in having this day ! We sincerely appreciated that you had all Michigan made products and a super friendly staff in spite of the crowd !

My husband and I visited your store for the first time during your Oscar party. We bought the four berry pie, which was instantly devoured the moment we got home. We managed to save some for tonight. I have never tasted a pie that is ever so delicious!!! I have to say, we are hooked!

Hall Of Fame

Co Founder, Wendy Achatz, was inducted in the Macomb Hall of Fame on 10/1/12.

Recent Mentions

  • Ingredients Arriving For Senior Center Pie Fundraiser – “Patch.com”
  • Where the locals eat in Chicago – “USA TODAY”
  • My life in food: Matt Gillan, Head chef, “The Pass” – “The Independent”
  • Katsu, Kuma's Corner, Topolobampo rated among Chicago's top restaurants by ... - Voices
  • Made in Michigan Market to Feature Local Products, Music and Charity Hockey ... – “Patch.com”

Releases

In the Press

Contact

30301 Commerce Blvd.

Chesterfield, MI 48041

(586) 749-2882

rbrown@achatzpies.com

Weddings

As seen in “USA Today”, the “Detroit News” and on the “Food Network”! Make your wedding unique with Achatz Handmade Pie Co.'s award winning wedding pies. Choose from a variety of pies — from our signature Michigan 4-Berry to the traditional Double Crust Apple to the decadent Banana Split. Our unique displays are sure to leave a lasting memory!

A popular way to make your wedding or formal event even more memorable for your guests! Choose a variety of our award-winning pies from the signature Michigan 4 Berry to our decadent Banana Split to complement your dessert table or as an alternative to the traditional cake. As seen in “USA Today”, the “Detroit News”, and on the “Food Network”! Wedding pies were featured as the #1 pie on an episode of the Food Network's "Top 5"!

Desserts

We offer 10" three pound gourmet pies, party pie sizes serving 24-36 and 3" mini-pies in a variety of delicious flavors. The desserts can be displayed on elegant glass stands or silver tiers for a unique table presentation or as an affordable centerpiece. The pie centerpiece allows dessert to be served right at your guests' tables or may be saved for later as special thank you gifts for those who deserve extra appreciation.

Favors & Gifts

Choose a variety of mini pies, wrapped in a decorative box, tied with satin ribbon and topped with a personalized label commemorating your special day for each guest. Slices may also be used as favors, held in a clear plastic container and labeled with a personalized thank you.

Kathy

Kathy Kreft is our party and wedding coordinator. She will work closely with you to create a unique selection for your celebration. Kathy is available for any questions or to schedule a consultation to discuss ideas of your big day.

586 749 2882 (office)
586 557 3337 (cell)
weddings@achatzpies.com

Fundraisers

Thank you for considering Achatz Handmade Pie Co. to support your fundraising needs. We take great pride in being a Michigan-based company and enjoy our ability to assist in the growth of other local organizations and to provide your group with a popular, all natural, local fundraiser. Achatz is a great way for your organization to show your support for our great state, fabulous communities and our environment. Make a statement by letting our wholesome products sell practically themselves while earning your group money!

40 percent profit with great ready-to-bake products: Our assortment of products range from $7.00-$23.00 With each organization keeping 40%!

Profitability

25 members 50 members
$100 sold each$1,000$2,000
$200 sold each$2,000$4,000
$300 sold each$3,000$6,000
$400 sold each$4,000$8,000
$500 sold each$5,000$10,000

Contact

586 749 2882 (office)
586 557 3337 (cell)
fundraisers@achatzpies.com

Downloads

Fundraising Brochure (pdf)
Agreement Form (pdf)

Wholesale

Other companies say their pies have the appearance of homemade. There are no illusions here. Everything at Achatz Handmade Pie Co. is handmade by real bakers. There are less than 10 ingredients in our fruit pies, and you can pronounce every one. We offer a selection of wholesale programs to bring to your customers a great pie.

Thank you for inquiring about our wholesale goods. We have two options to help you set up a great pie program.

Bake & Sell

Our "Bake and Sell" frozen pie program is perfect for the grocery bakeries who desire to pull and bake the necessary quantity for their daily fresh pie sales. These beautifully prepared, ready-to-bake pies come in two sizes: 9½ and 6½ inch diameter. Our flaky, tender, frozen pie shells are also a great choice to be baked with your own filling of choice. We carry five different sizes of top discs to partner with bottom shells.

Fresh Delivery

We deliver fresh pies throughout much of Michigan, including Lansing, Detroit and Ann Arbor. If your restaurant or grocery store is within our delivery route we will deliver our fresh handmade Achatz pies directly to your back door up to 4 days a week. Check out our full line of wholesome bakery products such as tarts, cakes, cookies, and granola. Email or call to begin the application process.

The Difference

  • No hydrogenated oils
  • Trans-fat free
  • No preservatives
  • Beautifully hand crimped
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • Pure butter with no margarine
  • No bleached flour or sugar
  • Over 80% whole, high quality, fresh fruit
  • No artificial flavors or colors
  • Supporting local Michigan farms

Contact

586 749 2882
wholesale@achatzpies.com

Downloads

Achatz Pies Logo (jpg)
USDA Certification