Jul 18, 201611:42 AMWhat's Cooking

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Real Pie Company makes a sweet return to capital city

Real Pie Company makes a sweet return to capital city

Photos courtesy of The Real Pie Company

The Real Pie Company, which will reopen this fall in downtown Sacramento, plans to serve up mouthwatering desserts like this Meyer lemon Shaker pie.

If you're one of the many downtown denizens who has pined away for the flaky, crusty, buttery goodness on offer at the late, lamented Real Pie Company, fear not: nabbing a slice of homemade apple pie à la mode on your lunch break will soon be as easy as... pie. The Real Pie Company is reopening this fall, after an eight year hiatus, at a new downtown location on 16th Street.

Owner and chief baker Kira O’Donnell Babich first opened her 1,000 square-foot bakery at the corner of 12th and F streets in 2007, closing just one year later to spend more time with her two children. Now that they are teenagers, O'Donnell Babich's dream of someday re-opening is no longer pie in the sky. This time, she is teaming up with husband Fred Babich, a local helicopter pilot with a business background, to resurrect The Real Pie Company in a revamped space that will include indoor and outdoor seating.