August 17, 2019

Vernors Cherry Pie

Tastemaker
By Craig Manning | July 27, 2019

A cherry crumb pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company is the ideal summer dessert. But if you’re looking for something a little more unusual, try this summertime exclusive: Grand Traverse Pie Company’s Vernors Cherry Pie. Exactly what it sounds like — a classic Montmorency cherry pie made with ginger and Vernors ginger ale — the treat combines Traverse City’s fruit specialty with the beloved Vernors soda that originated in Detroit back in 1866. Grand Traverse Pie Company first introduced the Vernors Cherry Pie in 2016, to commemorate Vernors’ 150th birthday. Since then, the pie has become a summer staple at all Grand Traverse Pie Co. shops throughout Michigan. The sweet Vernors flavor is evident, but the tangy tartness of the Montmorency cherries still takes center stage. The entire thing is finished with a beautiful lattice dough design, making this pie as lovely to look at as it is to taste. Stop into one of Grand Traverse Pie Company’s two Traverse City shops, order online, or find other locations at www.gtpie.com before it disappears come September.

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