The Story Behind Peace Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches – A Cape May Favorite
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Everyone has their favorite ice cream shop and ice cream flavor, but have you ever tried a Peace Pie? With locations in Cape May and Lambertville, .(among others), Peace Pie has established itself as a unique ice cream destination.
According to founder and creator Jerry Klause, Peace Pie began Thanksgiving night 2010, over a delicious batch of pie filling and a forgotten pie crust. Klause baked the pie filling and two giant shortbread cookies, then combined it all in layers with vanilla ice cream. Thus, he served a Pecan Pie Lasagna for dessert and it was a hit with the whole crowd. The following summer, the Klause family decided to take their delicious idea and put it into action with the design and production of Peace Pie, an ice cream sandwich with a layer of pie filling!
The family initially sold their Peace Pies at farmers markets and local events throughout southern New Jersey. Their successful grassroots efforts led to the establishment of their flagship store in Cape May, which opened Memorial Day weekend of 2015. Within one hour of opening night, the Klause family knew they had a fantastic product.
Peace Pie locations expanded to Charleston, S.C,. Saint Augustine, Fla., Ventnor City, and Lambertville. The Lambertville shop is conveniently located just across the bridge from New Hope, Pa, making it a perfect pit stop for a summer stroll. Open 12 p.m.. to 9 p.m. daily, orders are available for pick-up or delivery. All Peace Pies are $7 in-store.