Workshop: Pies! with Hawaiian Pie Co. March 8th

Our good friends at Hawaiian Pie Co. are coming over from Oahu to share secrets for making some of the Aloha State's best pies! They will be teaching their Keto Cannoli Pie with MPJ Lemon Curd and Kalo Pecan Pie

Date/Time: Sunday, March 8th, 2019, 4-6:30pm

Location: The Monkeypod Jam Shop, 2-3687 Kamualii HWY, Next to the Lawai Post Office

Workshop Includes: Hands-on, personal instruction, all needed supplies, and recipes. Light pupus will be served. Each student will leave with 2 pies. 

At Monkeypod Jam, we preserve not only the abundance of fruits and vegetables but also the community and heritage of our island. Preserving Hawaii Workshops are offered to our local community and island visitors looking to experience the various methods used to preserve the bounty of Kauai's agriculture. These workshops are more intimate than many of our other offerings. The small class size enables each student to focus on the produce and techniques shared.

Hawaiian Pie Co. In 1979 Grandpa Richard Hori (a.k.a Yasu), Grandma Janet Hori and our dad, Joel Hori, opened a bakery on Oahu called Holy’s Bakery, Manoa. Located at the intersection of East Manoa Rd. and Lowry Street, this bakery distributed buttery fruit pies and delicious baked treats to neighborhood markets, supermarkets, convenience stores, hotels, and restaurants in Hawaii. When Grandpa and Grandma decided to retire and return to the Big Island of Hawaii; Dad went to work for the Department of Transportation – FAA and we closed our doors at Holy’s Bakery, Manoa.

Dad and Mom (Jan Hori) remained in Manoa Valley where they raised us: Matthew, Lindsey, and Andrew. We spent our childhood running around Manoa Valley at Toyo’s Superette and playing basketball every Sunday at Noelani Elementary School. As we grew up, Dad and Grandpa never stopped baking. Random weekends were spent in our kitchen as a family making pies as gifts for friends and family. We used the knowledge that our Great Grandfather Yoshio passed down to our Grandpa and Dad while also experimenting with other special flavor combinations. As we began to embrace more and more knowledge from our Grandpa and Dad, a fire was ignited within each of us that yearned to carry on our legacy.

With the determination of our parents, the knowledge of our Grandpa and our enthusiasm to be a part of a tradition spanning four generations, The Hawaiian Pie Company was born. Our new shop located on the Ewa/West side of Waiakamilo Road honors our family that came before us and serves as a reminder of where we came from. We have flakey buttery pies freshly baked daily, available for purchase whole or as personal sized mini-pies. Our pies are also available frozen, ready-to-bake, for baking enthusiasts and travelers looking to take something special to another part of the world. At the request of our family and friends, we’ve increased the amount of crust and filling to give you a 3-pound pie filled with butter and happiness.

Why do we do all this? We do it for our heroes: our parents and grandparents. They are the people whose hard work and encouragement made today possible. We took lessons from them and built on stories that they shared around our dinner table with cups of coffee in hand. Our purpose as the next generation is to perpetuate our parents’, grandparents’ and great grandparents’ legacy in hopes that they may never fade. They are who we celebrate every day at the Hawaiian Pie Company, and we hope that our love for them radiates through the products we provide. With every slice, we hope to share our legacy with you.

Learn more about Hawaiian Pie Co. at hawaiianpieco.com

***Please email us at info@monkeypodjam.com if you are interested in learning about future workshops. We will add you to our mailing list.***