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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!


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.


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. 


I love Achatz Pie Company. I frequent the Ann Arbor shop and I am always welcomed with friendly faces and smiles :) The pies are absolutely delicious!!! My favorite is the Caramel Nut Apple Pie. I am a fan for life. Keep up the good work everyone and thank you for the wonderful pies that you create :)

I just wanted to say how wonderful your pies are. My mother used to bake pies and your pies bring back memories of her. They are delicious. Thank you for providing such a quality product. Bravo!

I.ve just been informed that I'm receiving a gift of one of your pies! I'm so excited I can hardly wait for it to be delivered. It will be my first experience with your pies. After I've received it I'll keep you informed with the type of pie I receive and what the outcome is. Thanks for making such beautiful looking pies.

Thanks! It was a great pie. More than that...we are happy to support a company that is faithful. We saw the scripture on the box! Yeah! Good for you!

I am an Armada transplant, originally from Yale. My husband and I moved out here and started a new life together (a second marriage for both of us). He was a city boy, and now he shares my love the country. We both love living in Armada, and since moving here, I have made many new friends. My best buddy and I took the cream pie class in Armada and had an absolute great time and took enough photos to make some cool scrapbook pages. I am an avid scrapbooker, and am a doggie foster mom. I currently have a foster golden retriever, as well as an american bandogge mastiff....but he's such a sweetie, we are adopting him. Achatz pies are the best, I recently took an apple pie to Chicago with me, and the family I was visiting with thought the same! Keep up the good work....and we'll keep eating those wonderful treats!

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”


In the Press


30301 Commerce Blvd.

Chesterfield, MI 48041

(586) 749-2882



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"!


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 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)


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%!


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


586 749 2882 (office)
586 557 3337 (cell)


Fundraising Brochure (pdf)
Agreement Form (pdf)


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


586 749 2882


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