"We call them cuppies," said Alli Blakely, one of the three sisters who runs this appropriately named shop. Pronounced to rhyme with the word guppy, these baked beauties are mini pies packed with big flavor.Have you ever wondered what would happen if a cupcake and pie made sweet pastry love to each other? Well, a little shop in Georgetown made it happen. "We call them cuppies," said Alli Blakely, one of the three sisters who runs the appropriately named Pie Sisters across from the Key Bridge. Pronounced to rhyme with the word guppy, these baked beauties may take on the appearance of their cakey brethren from afar, but they've got a lot more going on beneath the wrapper. For one, there's the flaky, buttery crust that's so tasty you can eat it on its own (literally, near the register there's a jar of pie-crust sticks dusted in cinnamon and sugar). And then there's the filling. Made the old-fashioned way (several recipes come directly from the Pie Sisters' mom), each day there are about 12 flavors to choose from. My taste buds made best friends with the Bourbon Chocolate Pecan, and I'm stoked to try the apple next time I go. Savory options are also available. "We generally have about three different varieties, including one vegetarian pie on hand," said Alli. Which means... PIE FOR LUNCH AND DINNER! See? Dreams do come true.
Slice of Pie, $5.50
Make it a la mode, $2
Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.