pictured above:                      Christmas Celebration Cake                         Pumpkin Pie with  "Leaves"               Yule Log with Marzipan "Pine  Cones"
                                                  with Walnuts and Frosted Fruit

                                                           Yummy foods you can enjoy with family and friends!

                    Delicious Pies and Tarts                                                            Authentic English Scones
                                        Decadent Cakes                                          Cinnamon Rolls
                                                       Jumbo Cookies               Cozy Muffins
                                                                   Glorious Cheesecakes
                                                                          Sweetie Pies


HOW TO CONTACT US Leave us a message at (812) 876-1207 or through email at piefirstbakery@hotmail.com.  We look forward to discussing your order!  We appreciate special orders being placed by Monday of each week, since we do our baking on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Customers are welcome to make special orders and then pick them up at from our booth at the Farmers' Market (dates below).  See below, "WHERE TO FIND OUR BAKED GOODS," for our other locations . 

                                                                SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

Pie First Bakery is back at the Bloomington Community Summer Farmers' Market held at the parking area near City Hall (the Showers Building) off 8th and Morton Streets.   You'll once again find our bright pink tent and lavender table cloths with displays of all the baked goods you've come to enjoy.  Except for the past 3 summers, we've been with this Market since 2014, and, as in years past, we'll be there every-other Saturday (see dates below).

Market hours May through September are 8:00 AM til 1:00 PM.  October through November the hours are adjusted to 9:00 AM til 1:00 PM.

The Sunday before each Market, we'll send out our Frequent Pie-ers' Newsletter letting customers know the baked goods that will be available.

    The following dates are Pie First Bakery Bloomington Community Farmers' Markets Saturdays:   

           May              21
           June             4. 18
           July              2, 16, 30         
           August         13, 27              
           September  10, 24
           October      8, 22                                                  

Frequent Pie-ers' NewsletterIf you would like to be on our Newsletter mailing list, let us know by emailing us at piefirstbakery@hotmail.com, or by leaving a message with your phone number at (812) 876-1207.

 Thanks for all your support and we look forward to continuing to provide the baked goods you've come to enjoy.                                                                    

                                              See details below in WHERE TO FIND OUR BAKED GOODS


ABOUT US  Pie First Bakery is dedicated to keeping alive the important American tradition of being able to enjoy scratch-baked pies and tarts, cookies, cakes, scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cheesecakes, quiche and other baked goods.  We use only home-made, hand-rolled crusts, batters and doughs.  Each baked good is made with quality ingredients such as real butter and whipping cream, the tastiest of fruits, along with the best spices and flavorings (e.g., vanilla from Madagascar, cinnamon from Sumatra, and freshly-grated nutmeg).  You won't find any artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Louise learned how to make pies from her German grandmother, Nanee, and is passing along the tradition to her own grandchildren, Katie and Connor.  It's become a custom that each time they get together, they make several pies.  There's always special attention and much deliberation in deciding which pie-pan to use from Louise's collection of antique pans, and "inventing" all sorts of interesting pie filling combinations.  Aprons come out, rolling pins are kept busy, flour and sugar coat the counters, and bowls of sugared fruit wait their turn.  These are some of the best pies to come out of the ovens!

The idea for Pie First Bakery actually started in 2011 when Louise and Rick Miracle visited as many pie shops throughout Indiana and Michigan as they could find, searching for the "perfect" shop offering great pie crust and fillings. That adventure proved to be an elusive quest ~~ the art of pie making seems to be a vanishing skill.  So, in the summer of 2012 they started Pie First Bakery by baking and selling pies and other baked goods at the summer Owen County Farmers' Market in Spencer, Indiana. Also in 2012, they were accepted into the Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market and have been there each winter.  They were accepted into the Bloomington Summer Farmers' Market in 2014 and enjoy a loyal following of pie enthusiasts at both the Bloomington Summer and Winter Farmers' Markets

So that you'll know you're buying quality baked goods, Pie First Bakery is a Certified Food Kitchen through both the Monroe and Owen Counties' Boards of Health.  Our promise to you for delicious baked goods produced with high standards of production.  All our baked goods (see all our offerings listed below), including pies, tarts, cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, quiche and scones, along with cakes and cheesecakes can be on a special-order basis that can be picked up at the Market.  

Please note: when placing a special order, we appreciate pre-payment by credit card or check -- we will discuss this with you at the time of your order.  

WHERE TO FIND OUR BAKED GOODS  As noted above, we sell our baked good at both the Summer and Winter Farmers' Markets We also provide pies and other baked goods to the Bloomington Country Club. Newsflash! Uptown Cafe in downtown Bloomington has started selling select  Pie First Bakery  pies by-the-slice.   We make our deliveries there Friday mornings, so you might want to check them out.   By far the best restaurant in B'town (just sayin')! 

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO AN AUTHENTIC ENGLISH TEA PARTY!  What better way to enjoy a quiet afternoon than with an authentic English Afternoon Tea?  We'll help you organize a "veddy Brrritish" tea party that will have you and your guests sure Lord and Lady Grantham are soon to arrive.   Our English Afternoon Tea starts with delicate sandwiches followed by scones (with lashings of jam and butter!), and then an assortment of cakes and tarts.   See the ENGLISH AFTERNOON TEA section below QUEEN OF HEARTS TARTS for our complete listing.   As they say Across the Pond, "Pinkies up!"

If you would like to learn more about Pie First Bakery, check out articles written in the Herald-Times newspaper (Bloomington, IN) for the following dates: Wednesday November 10, 2004; Wednesday February 17, 2010; Wednesday November 23, 2011; and Friday November 23, 2013.  Also, check out "812 The Magazine of Southern Indiana," Summer/Fall 2017, pages 38-39, and we're also in Matthew Gavin Frank's The Mad Feast, An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food (2015) , pages 216-217.  

                                                    Now, our Menu of Baked Goods for You to Enjoy!

SEASONAL SPECIALTIES!  We'll have plenty of extra-gooey cinnamon rolls for those times when "comfort food" is all you can think of -- paired with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, what could be better?    

JOIN THE 'FREQUENT PIE-ERS' CLUB"!  Pie First Bakery has a unique offering for all you pie-enthusiasts.  Each time you buy a pie, we'll punch a Frequent Pie-ers' Club Card given to you.  After you've bought 10 pies, the 11th one is a FREE apple pie!   This card is good year-round since we're at both the Winter and Summer Farmers' Markets.

PIES FOR YOUR INDULGENCE  Our tender, flaky crusts are home-made and hand-rolled.  Each pie is 9-inch with a double-crust unless specified and presented to you in a real (not flimsy foil) metal pie-pan.  Each fruit pie is "fruit-heavy" with at least 6 cups of fruit and not overly sweetened or thickened; the fruit speaks for itself!  You'll also notice that some of our pies have "names" because we have found that pies have personalities.  Which one sounds good to you for today?
Every-Day Favorite Pies ($27.00 per pie, unless otherwise specified)
* Just Plain Apple-of-Your-Eye Pie
* Apple Buttermilk Pie with Streusel Crust
* Nanee's Original Apricot Pie
* Tart and Juicy Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust
* Fabulous Apple~Cherry Pie

* Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

* Berry Delicious Apple~Berry Pie
* The Best Blueberry Pie in Your Life Pie
* Blackberry Extra-Delicious Pie ($30.00)
* Ohmygosh Rhubarb (or Strawberry~Rhubarb) Pie
* Peachy-Keen Peach Pie
* Double~Your~Fun Peach and Cherry Pie
* Peachy~Blueberry Pie
* Verry Berry Pie (a delicious combination of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries) ($30.00)
* That's It!  Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie (no top crust, this lovely pie took us two years to perfect for that
  quintessential  translucent and jiggly quality of an authentic sugar cream pie -- don't settle for anything less!)
* Aunt Mimi's Decadent Southern Pecan Pie (no top crust) 
* Pumpkin Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pie (no top crust; add $2.00 for dough "leaves" or Candied Pecans)
* Raisin' the Roof Raisin Pie (lattice crust)
* Apple-Cranberry Pie (seasonal)
* Rita Belle's Black Raspberry Pie (named after a pie-baker extrordinare who baked a pie a day), $35.00

Fancy Speciality Pies (Pies for those fancy ~or anytime!~ occasions; no top crust unless specified; $30.00 per pie or 
* Dreamy Chocolate Cream Pie (with *real whipped cream topping)
* Dreamy Banana Cream Pie (with *real whipped cream topping)
* Outta~Sight Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate Ganache, Caramel, and Chocolate Shavings ~~ sure to bring a wow!
* Beyond~Your~Dreams Coconut Cream Pie (with *real whipped cream topping)
* Totally Tangy Lemon Meringue Pie (or with *whipped cream topping)
* Nanee's Detroit~Years Butterscotch Pie (with *real whipped cream topping)
* Extra~Creamy Vanilla Cream Pie (with *real whipped cream topping)
* Everglades Key Lime Pie (with *real whipped cream topping; $33.00 for real Key limes when available; 
   otherwise, with regular Persian limes)
* On-the-Banks of the Mississippi Mud Pie ($33.00  This is a totally decadent version of this quintessential southern pie
   and includes a dark cookie crust, a brownie layer, then a chocolate custard layer, topped off with real whipped cream,
   drizzled with melted chocolate and sprinkled with chopped pecans and chocolate shavings.  Wow!!
"Old Kentucky Pie" (our version of that special pie made in honor of the horse race in Kentucky that
     has the protected name; wink wink)

* Roasted Apple Pie with Apricot Glaze
* Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie ($33.00)
* Authentic Shaker Lemon Pie
* Fancy Pear Frangipane Pie
* Evan's Caramel~Walnut and Dried Cherry Pie with Chocolate Drizzle
* Chocolate~Walnut Pie with Chocolate Drizzle
* French Silk Chocolate Pie with Walnut Garnish ($33.00 due to that same pricey chocolate!!)
* Nuts~for~Macadamia Nut Pie
* Olde English Mince Pie with Lattice Crust (seasonal)

* A note about meringues: You'll see that several of the cream pies listed above only mention "real whipped cream," and not meringues.    If you'd prefer a meringue, we use an Italian Meringue recipe which is more stable and doesn't weep.  


QUEEN OF HEART TARTS  Each is a 4-inch tart with any of the above pie fillings, or the following tasty choices.   Tarts can have either a shortbread or "regular" pie crust base.  $5.50 per tart.  Please note: minimum orders are 6 tarts per type of filling.

* The Ultimate Queen-of-Hearts Cherry Tart
* Believe-It-or-Not Nutella Tart
* Almond Frangipane Tart
* Milk-Chocolate Pistachio Tart
* French Silk Chocolate Tart with Walnut Garnish (this tart is really a "grown-up" truffle!)
* Lemony Lemon Tart
* Rhubarb and Ginger Tart
* Peach and Ginger Tart
Caramel~Pecan Tart with White Chocolate Ganache
* Apricot Marzipan Tart
* Apple Walnut Ginger Tart
* French Silk Chocolate Tart with Chocolate Glaze (whew!  this one is r-e-a-l-l-y for the chocolate lover!)
* Chocolate Fudge Truffle Pecan Tart
* Blueberry Tart
* "Old Kentucky" Tart 
* Salted Caramel Mixed Nut Tart

SWEETIE PIES  These are a hand-held version of our tarts, except they have a wonderfully tender and delicious crust made with butter, eggs, cream cheese and lemon zest, dusted with powdered sugar.  They are a 4-inch half-circle with fillings of your choice and each comes in a little waxed-paper bag.  Fillings include: cherry, blueberry, chocolate and strawberry.  Each Sweetie Pie is $4.50, with minimum orders of 6 per type of filling.

ENGLISH AFTERNOON TEA  As described above, we'd love to help you put together an authentic English Afternoon Tea Party for your honored guests.  As you probably already know, an "Afternoon Tea" is not the same as a "High Tea," although they are frequently mistaken here in the Colonies.  The Afternoon Tea includes all that you'll find below and is usually served in the afternoon (of course!) at side tables, whilst (note the British accent here!) the High Tea is similar to our "supper" and is served at the higher dining room table, hence the term "High Tea."   An Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed anywhere in your home or garden any season ~~ such as armchairs by the fireside, in your living room watching the Fall leaves, or on your porch amidst hummingbirds and geranium.  We have the following choices for an Afternoon Tea, and would be so very happy to help you select a menu to suit your occasion.

Dainty Tea Sandwiches
Served on thinly-sliced, crustless white or wholewheat bread cut into 2 triangles per sandwich; each sandwich is $4.00.
* Cucumber and Dill on plain buttered bread
* Thinly-sliced Ham and Mustard
Thinly-sliced Roast Beef with Chutney
Sharp Cheddar with Chutney
* Date and Cream Cheese

Scones  See our choices below under Scones from Across the Pond.

British Tea Cakes, Tarts and Breads These are traditional tea-time favorites and are separately priced.
* Mrs. Pettigrew's Famous Lemon Cake (9-inch Bundt cake, $25.00)
* Marmalade Tea Loaf ($22.00)
* Bakewell Tarts (these little tarts are from the village of Bakewell in Derbyshire; pastry-lined tartlets filled with
   almond batter and raspberry jam; $3.50 per tart; minimum order of 10 tarts)
* Eccles Cakes (another traditional British small cake consisting of pastry enclosing a filling of candied peels and
   currants; $3.50 per cake; minimum order of 10 cakes)
* Frangipane Tarts (small pastry-lined tartlets filled with ground almonds and apricot jam; $3.50 per tart; minimum
   order of 10 tarts)
* Lemon Tarts (pastry-lined tartlets filled with lemon curd; $3.50 per tart; minimum order of 10 tarts)
Cherry Tarts (pastry-lined tartlets filled with Michigan Cherry filling and topped with a dollop of whipped cream;
   $3.50 per tart; minimum order of 10 tarts).
Chocolate Cake mini-slices with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries; $4.00 per slice
* Maids of Honour (another little tartlet, said to be the favorite of Anne Boleyn and her "maids of honour";  pastry-
   lined tartlets filled with an almond, lemon, purreed cottage-cheese mixture -- very pretty for any tea table; $3.50 per
   tart; minimum order of 10 tarts)
* Madeira Cake (single-layer sponge cake with lemony flavor; $30.00)
Old English Cider Cake with Ginger~ Cream Cheese Frosting (loaf cake; $30.00)
* Victoria Sponge Cake (an 8-inch double-layer sponge cake filled with raspberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar;

Our hope is that these traditional English Afternoon Tea sandwiches, scones, cakes and tartlets will inspire you to 
plan a cozy and sumptuous Afternoon Tea.  And, of course, we recommend they all be accompanied by "lashings of tea, jam and clotted cream!"  (Isn't that a great British phrase?  "Lashings" means "lots of"!)

CHEESECAKES FOR EVERY REASON  There are just some times when cheesecake "speaks" to us!  And to that end, we're offering an array of delectable choices for whatever the occasion.  Each is a 9-inch round cheesecake and some are specially priced depending on their decadent natures.  We also offer 4-inch mini-cheesecakes, $6.00 to $8.00 each (see below); minimum order of 6 per type for the 4-inch mini-sized.
* Classic Creamy New York Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust ($40.00/$6.00 for mini-sized)
* Marbled Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake with Cookie Crust ($40.00/$6.00)
* Chocolate Cheesecake with Almond Crust ($40.00/$6.00)
* Creamy Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust ($40.00/$6.00)
* Holiday Fancy Cheesecake with Rosy Cranberry Glaze ($40.00)/$6.00
* Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake with Coconut-Almond Crust ($45.00/$8.00 for mini-sized)
* Triple Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Cookie Crust ($45.00/$8.00)
Raspberry~Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust ($45.00/$8.00) 
* Fancy-Pancy Creamy Cheesecake with Phyllo Crust and Caramel~Pecan Sauce ($55.00/$9.00 mini-sized)

CAKES FOR YOUR DELIGHT All cakes are 9-inch, 2-layered unless specified; separately priced.
* Fudglicious Chocolate Cake with Over-the-Top Chocolate Frosting ($40.00), with Chocolate Curls ($45.00),
   see ** below
* German Chocolate Cake with Over-the-Top Chocolate Frosting and Coconut-Pecan Filling ($45.00)
Sent-from-Heaven White Cake with Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting ($40.00), with White Chocolate or Chocolate Curls
   ($45.00), see ** below
* Poppy Seed Cake with Cream Cheese Icing ($40.00)
* California Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing ($40.00)
* Menlo Park Applesauce~Walnut Cake ($40.00)
* Tangy Triple Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemony Frosting ($45.00)
* Old -Fashioned Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting ($40.00)

* Mrs. Hawley's Pound Cake ($40.00)
* Christmas Fruitcake ($50.00, seasonal)
Christmas Yule Log with Marzipan "Pine Cones" ($65.00, available during the Christmas season; see photo at top)
Christmas Celebration Cake with Ground Walnuts and Frosted Fruit; this special cake has two chocolate layers with a  
   cheesecake layer between -- beyond decadent! ($65.00, available anytime; see photo at top) 
* German Baumkuchen ($65.00, a real show-stopper, micro-thin 20-layer cake with Sourcream/Cherry Filling and 
    Chocolate Frosting)
* SHEETCAKES: just in time for those special occasions such as graduations, showers, etc.  We have 2 sizes:
    12" by 16", $40.00, and 12" by 18", $45.00.  Your choices include the white or chocolate cakes described
    above, along with the white or chocolate frostings.  

** Please note: we're happy to include any greeting written with frosting on these cakes for an extra $5.00.

COOKIES FOR YOUR INNER CHILD  Each cookie is J-U-M-B-0 and priced at $3.50 per cookie.  Please note:
  minimum orders are 10 cookies per type of cookie.
* Chock-Full-of-Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies 
* Mile-Wide Peanut Buttery Cookies
* Amish Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies
* Double Chocolate (almost Brownies!) Espresso (want something exceptional to go with your 'cuppa joe?  These are
* White Chocolate~Cashew Nut Cookies
White Chocolate~Dried Cherry Cookies
The "Chipper" (another jumbo cookie chock-full of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips)
Old-Fashioned Molasses Cookies
* Authentic Biscotti ~~ Almond or Chocolate (these are large biscotti, great for dipping into your morning coffee!)

THE BEST-EVER GOOEY CINNAMON ROLLS!  After 2 years of experiments, these have been pronounced by family and friends as the "best ever" cinnamon rolls.  Each is big enough for a small army, moist, and, yes, very gooey!  Each roll is liberally drizzled with a rich cream-cheese frosting that melts down into the dough.  Maybe the best "comfort food" ever invented. $5.00 per roll.  Please note: minimum orders are 12 rolls.  These rolls freeze really well! 

THE NEXT BEST COMFORT FOOD, PECAN STICKY BUNS!  These are a variation of the Best Ever Gooey Cinnamon Rolls, except each roll is baked in a gooey concoction of brown sugar, maple syrup and plenty of pecans, making for a sticky-finger, decadent experience.  $5.00 per roll, and as above, minimum orders are 12 rolls.  They also freeze well, provided you have any left over to freeze!

SCONES FROM ACROSS THE POND  These are authentic English tea-time scones (pronounced "skawns") using a recipe based on one from a tea-shop in Bath, England.  Our scones are buttery and baked til just-done to create even more moistness.  These are authentic British scones, meaning they are not the dry, cakey versions offered by so many US bakeries, and they are definitely not drizzled with frosting or filled with chocolate chips!  Veddy un-British!  Nestled by a cozy fire with a pot of tea and our scones, well, it doesn't get any better!    $4.00 per scone.

Please note: minimum orders are 12 scones per type of scone.
* English Victorian Afternoon Tea Scones (Louise's favorite with jam and clotted cream)
* Cranberry~Walnut Scones
* Almond Scones 
* Orange~Almond Scones
Apricot~Almond Scones
* Lemon~Poppyseed Scones
* Scottish Oat and Currant Scones

COZY MUFFINS  Each muffin is topped with a yummy streusel and comes in a fancy "tulip" paper cup.  
 per muffin.  Please note: minimum orders are 12 muffins per type of muffin.
* Pumpkin~Applesauce Muffins
* Blueberry-Lemon Muffins
* Date~Walnut Muffins
* Banana~Walnut Muffins
* Sour Cream~Pecan Coffeecake Muffins
* Sour Cream Lemony-Lemon Muffins
* Sour Cream Lemon~Poppyseed Muffins
Peach Cobbler Muffins

NEAUVEAU RICHE QUICHE  Each is 10-inch wide, 1-inch deep with an exceptionally buttery crust and creamy filling; $40.00

* Jarlsberg Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
* Jarlsberg Cheese with Spinach
* Quiche Lorraine (classic quiche with Swiss Cheese, bacon and nutmeg)
* Alsatian Quiche (potato and Swiss Cheese)
* Spinach and Feta Cheese Quiche
Ham with Gruyere Cheese and Herbs

QUICHE TARTS  These tarts are 4-inch diameter versions of the Neauveau Riche Quiches described above; $6.00
each tart.  Please note: minimum orders are 6 tarts per type of tart.

                      That's it, Folks! Is there something you're looking for that you don't see here?
            Just let us know and we'll do our very best to create that "Something Special" just for you!






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