MADISON (WKOW) -- This is the time of year when people generally overload on pies.
That's good news for owners of one local pie shop who manage to remain humble despite booming business. Two sisters in Madison are eager to bake you some sweet or savory pies made with fresh butter and cheese.
When sisters Jill Long and Shelly Cross moved to Madison from Arkansas, it was to fulfill a lifelong dream.
"My sister and I loved to bake as children. Our mother had to work when we were little, and so we would sneak after school and bake something, and as long as it was delicious, she would forgive us," said Jill Long.
Their business, Humble Sweet and Savory Pies, emphasizes, locally-sourced ingredients and Wisconsin's best asset-cheese.
"We tried Quark cheese this year, and that was something new to us. But unlimited possibilities as far as what's available in local cheese and dairy," said Shelly Cross.
Jill and Shelly appreciate the adventurous palates of their customers who are willing to try new original creations like Cheddar Almond Cream pie with Cranberry Streusel. They aim for customer satisfaction and when vegetarians started requesting all-butter crusts, they rose to the occasion.
"We started comparing butters, because we've tried different brands, and the Wisconsin butter, the color is just beautiful, the flavor is delicious, it's perfect!"
While they make the standard 9-inch pie, Humble is building a reputation for their individual-sized pies which are so convenient for people on the go.
"They're often surprised when they come in that we don't have a lot of slices, because that's what everyone's used to, but once they try it, they love it, and they love the option of several different flavors instead of just being locked into one whole pie."
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