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Hidden Gems: Mr. Dye's Pies serves up the taste of home, one slice at a time

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Posted at 9:30 AM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 19:52:47-04

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MILWAUKEE -- On the northwest side of Milwaukee, hidden in an industrial park is where you’ll find Mr. Dye’s Pies.

Owner and CEO Johnathan Dye has a small but efficient staff, and this is where they make the most delicious pies.

“I grew up in my grandma’s kitchen and eventually she put me to work,” Dye said.

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After leaving the corporate world, Jonathan began baking. His pies were such a hit that he has turned his passion for pies into a small but successful business.

Only fresh ingredients are used, and of course he makes his own crust. I like to think of them as holiday pies, and I might add, every day is a holiday!

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Even though I’m eating a piece of pecan pie as I write this, I am at a loss for words in describing the flavor. Suffice it to say that it tastes like a memory of my momma’s baking.

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Aside from his pies, Jonathan also processes Irish sea moss, mixing it with cinnamon for flavor and making a gel. Irish sea moss is rich in potassium and has many other health benefits. This hidden gem was a real find!

Mr. Dye’s Pies is located at 8103 W. Tower Ave. As always, tell me what you think.

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