Biti Pies began in a little house on the prairie near Sundown, Texas, in the 1980s. A family of six lived in an in an area where tumbleweeds outnumbered playmates, so they had to make their own fun. In that family, baking pies was Mom’s favorite past time, so she would use her mom’s recipe to make homemade pies to sell. After being paid for the pies, they’d visit the grocery store to gather the next day’s baking supplies and groceries for the family dinner table.
Little Biti Girl
While she baked, Mom had to keep the youngest, known as the Little Biti Girl, or Biti, busy, too. She would eagerly watch Mom cook and try to get her tiny hands on anything she could. As Mom worked the dough and carefully rolled out the crust, she gave the leftover pieces to Biti. Biti would pat out her own little ball of crust for miniature pans, trying to imitate every move Mom made. When the golden, flaky pies came out of the oven, Biti beamed with pride! Her “Biti” pies were stacked neatly right next to Mom’s. Whenever Mom was making pies, the family knew to expect a little Biti pie too.
Small Pies, High Demand.
That gave Mom an idea…why not make Biti Pies to sell? While the pies were small, the demand was big. By 2006, the popularity of the bite-sized treats had outgrown the family’s back-room pie kitchen, so they moved the operation to Amarillo, Texas, where you can find the bigger Biti Pie bakery today. Even with a bigger bakery, Mom (and the Biti Bakers) still enjoys passing the time hand making each little Biti Pie to share with you!
Made For You
There is something special about our miniature version of these favorite treats. They seem somehow sweeter and more personalized, because they were made just for you and that’s what we try to capture in every batch. When the smell of pie fills the bakery, we are flooded with memories of that little house on the prairie where Biti played in the kitchen. We hope that when you bite into a Biti Pie, you are transported to a place in your past filled with warm memories as well. In our family, our recipes are family heirlooms worthy of being passed on to the next generation; we hope you’ll pass our pies on to your family as well.