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Lynn D wrote at 2008-01-04 03:22:06
I know what you are talking about.  They sold them in Ohio and I am currently looking for them.  You may try with the T Marzetti company in Columbus Ohio.

Mike Cannell wrote at 2008-05-01 21:17:13
Mountain Top Frozen Pies, Columbus, Ohio, was a privately-held company until 1977. It was then sold to Lancaster Colony. They continued to make the best frozen pies available until around 2004 when Lancaster Colony decided to stop making them. My grandfather invented the company.

Diana wrote at 2008-09-30 02:19:55
* About Mountain Top Pies*

I too have been on the look out for a few years now and never found them...Only by digging very deeply on the NET did I find that they sold that company and the new company doesn't make pies any more.....Just wish they would sell the recipe....We grew up on Mountain Top Pies and I can't eat any other pumpkin pie....Sorry....Diana

Barry wrote at 2008-11-23 21:18:47

Barry from Cleveland here, and yes, we have Marcs around here.

Here is the sad story of Mountain Top pies I found on the internet:

"Mountain Top Frozen Pies were a product of the "Quality Bakery" and was established by Nick Cannell in Columbus, Ohio in 1952. Mountain Top Frozen Pies were a frozen dessert available in the grocer's freezer. In 1977, Lancaster Colony purchased Mountain Top Pies; in 2004, Lancaster Colony stopped making the frozen pies for financial reasons."

stevereenie wrote at 2009-01-07 12:51:53
Mountain Top Frozen Pies (Quality Bakery Co) was purchased from the Cannell family in 1977 by Lancaster Colony Corporation.  A couple of years ago Lancaster Colony decided to discontinue the line in favor of using the factory for other food products that they processed and marketed.  Mountain Top no longer exists as a product or brand of pies.

Joe Acosta wrote at 2009-01-18 06:27:18
My Dad was there when Nick started the Co.and i remember the time befor the frozen pies my dad had the recipe he4 is the one that started it.I am so sad to see them go.

Joe Acosta wrote at 2009-01-18 06:39:10
Mike i am sorry to say that when Nick sold the company it LOST the Cannell.The pies were still good but had changed .I remember mixing the pumpkin by hand with my dad.

Elaine wrote at 2015-02-05 04:24:00 I loved the Mountain Top Apple Pies my mom used to bake years ago.   It's now 2015 and I still yearn for them.  No pie from bakery or home made ever compared.  I have not bought a frozen apple pie in a long time, but recently saw that Mrs. Smith's has several versions of apple pies, and I  bought the one called "-original- made with real butter".  I have to tell you, it was VERY good.  


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