Care & Handling Instructions
Freshly-Baked Pies: Always REFRIGERATE AFTER PURCHASE. Because our pies are made with real fruit and butter, to preserve
freshness they should be refrigerated unless they will be eaten immediately. To serve at room temperature, remove the pie from the fridge an
hour before serving. To store: cover cooled pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate. For reheating instructions, see our F.A.Q. page.
Key Lime Pie: To preserve freshness, keep pie in freezer after purchase. Defrost in refrigerator for about 1 hour prior to serving, or cut the
number of slices you wish to serve and leave at room temperature until they are defrosted to your liking.
Unbaked-Frozen Pies: Keep frozen until ready to bake. See the side of the pie box or our F.A.Q. page for specific baking instructions. To
store a baked pie, follow the instructions above.
Frozen Pastry Shells: Keep frozen. See packaging for specific baking instructions.
Ingredient & Allergy Information
Traditional Butter Pastry:
Our pastry is made with real butter and contains NO trans fat, NO lard or vegetable shortening, and NO hydrogenated oils.
Sugarless Apple Pie:
Our No Sugar Added Apple Pie is made with organic Xylitol, the sugar substitute derived from vegetables and fibrous plants. It is recommended by
dentists and other physicians for its dental health benefits, low calorie and carbohydrate levels, low glycemic index number, and its ability to treat
infection. Xylitol is delicious, light, and not too sweet. Our Sugarless Apple Pie is safe for diabetics, and customers say it rivals our traditional Apple
Pie in taste. To view nutrition and ingredient information for this pie, please see below.
General Allergy Information:
Please note that the Upper Crust bakery is NOT a nut-free, dairy-free or wheat-free facility. For more allergy information please see below. For
nutrition and ingredient info about a specific product or flavor, please visit the bottom of this page.
Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Products:
Our wheat-free, gluten-free pies are made with Garbanzo Bean flour, derived from chickpeas and completely gluten free. Unlike the commonly
used gluten-free flours and starches that have little nutritional value and often contain more calories and carbohydrates, garbanzo bean flour is a
wonderful alternative. It contains fewer calories and carbs, and it’s higher in protein and fiber. Plus it lends a rich flavor to all of our delicious pies.
GLUTEN-FREE ALLERGY NOTE: Upper Crust makes every effort to clean and disinfect all of our utensils, bowls, mixers, trays, etc. between each
batch of pies to avoid cross-contamination of ingredients. Please note, however, that we are not an exclusively gluten-free facility and we
encourage you to read our ingredient labels before enjoying our pies.
Nut Allergy Information:
Upper Crust is not a nut-free facility, as both walnuts and pecans are used in our bakery. Our Pecan Pie contains pecan nuts, and our Cran-Apple
Pie contains walnuts in the top streusel. While we make every effort to clean and disinfect all of our utensils, bowls, mixers, trays, etc. between
each batch of pies to avoid cross-contamination of ingredients, the pies are made on shared equipment. Please note that we are not an exclusively
nut-free facility and we encourage you to read our ingredient labels before choosing to enjoy our pies.
Upper Crust is not a dairy-free facility. All of our pastry dough is made with butter, including the Gluten-Free recipe. All double crust pies have a pat
of butter under the crust and are brushed with a beaten egg prior to baking to add color. Our Cran-Apple Pie has 6 oz of cream cheese on the
bottom layer, the Pumpkin and Amaretto Pumpkin pies are made with evaporated milk and whole eggs, and the Key Lime Pie contains fresh egg
yolks and whipped cream. For more information about a specific product, please click the links below.
Care & Handling
Ingredient & Allergy Info
Nutrition Labels & Ingredient
For Nutrition Information about our pies or sizes, please contact us and we will happily send a copy via e-mail. Thank you.
Sometimes smaller servings are
more appropriate for your event.
Bite-sized portions look irresistible
and are great for grand buffets or just
a bite of pie with coffee. Guests can
taste all flavors instead of just one!
To serve: cut an 8” pie into 1” or 2”
bite-size pieces using 1 1/3” or 2”
base baking cups (see diagram right).
Special Event Ideas
Cups: 2” base
Cups: 1 1/3”
Serving Tips & Recommendations
• Use a wide-bladed SHARP knife without serrated edges
• Cut through the diameter of the pie, creating equal sized slices (see below)
• To remove slice from pie tin, use your fingers to carefully bend the edge of
the tin under the crust of the slice you’d like to serve. This allows space to
slide the pie server in without breaking the edge of the pastry.
• To serve, carefully set the slice upright on a plate. Then dig in!
For a larger events, we recommend using
baking cups for serving pre-cut slices. The cups keep slices
beautiful and neat, and they’re easy for guests to hold. Plus
they make a beautiful table display and are appropriate for
any occasion! (see our celebrations page for photos)
Choose classic white cups OR customize
with different designs to match your
event (pastels for Easter, silver or gold
foil for weddings, fall colors during the
holidays... use your imagination!)
For slices: Use large baking cups with 2 1/2”
base. With your thumb, pointer and middle
fingers create a triangle shape (2 cups per
slice). Delicately place slice into triangle. Fan
out cups on serving platters or trays,
pedestals, or tiered stands.
Cut 10” pie into 12
slices, which is small
enough for guests to
enjoy more than one
slice, plus any other
dessert your serving.
For intimate gatherings,
such as picnics or dinner
parties, place pieces of
corresponding fruit in the
center of the pie (for
example, 2 plump
strawberries on a
Or put fresh flowers
around the serving plate
to make the pie truly pop!
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