Every year, just about this time, my friends and I get a hankerin’ for some
mountain air and a big ole slice of Julian apple pie.
So we jump in our carriage, tell the horsie to “giddy up!” and head out.
It isn’t long before we see the signs we were looking for…
…like crisp apples…
…and all the cuteness of Julian.
We always have lunch at The Julian Cafe, stroll through a few shops
and then head straight over to Mom’s Pies
(with her apple dumplin’ filled window….) to pick out a dessert to take home.
Yep. This is just the place!
(On a side note, I happened to notice their well worn recipes hanging on the wall – cute!)
And finally…later that evening: Perfection!
If you haven’t been to Julian lately – call your friends and tell them Pam says to git on up there!
“Moms Pie House is a one of-a-kind pie shop created, from scratch, in December 1984 by Anita Nichols, “Mom” to four children and now four grandchildren. She had a vision – to make delicious, homemade pie from the already famous Julian apples. When Moms first opened, in the old Julian Cafe building, the bakery measured a whopping 10×22 feet, and had very cozy seating for two! Mom used one small electric oven for all her baking and peeled
her own apples using a counter-mounted peeler.
Moms flakey crusts and not-too-sweet fillings were a hit with locals and tourists alike, and a line snaking outside the door of the tiny bakery became commonplace. In the fall of 1987, Mom expanded the bakery to include a larger kitchen and more seating. She also started baking cookies, sticky buns, cinnamon rolls and other sweet homemade treats.
Twenty-Nine years of hard work since making her first Moms Pie, Mom is still rolling out those flakey pie crusts in the front window, smiling at the eager, hungry faces peering in at her, and is still baking a tasty, mouth watering homemade pie!