Get a Malort pie at Hoosier Mama Pie Company

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Friday, March 10, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hoosier Mama Pie Company, a popular Chicago area bakery, is now selling a pie inspired by Jeppson's Malort liqueur.

Ursula Siker, co-kitchen manager of Hoosier Mama's location in the city's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, created the "Chicago Sunrise," a new take on a tequila sunrise.

Siker told, "It's basically the most Chicago pie ever."

She said she came up with the idea for the new pie after a friend told her the bitter liqueur tasted like grapefruit rind.

The Chicago Sunrise has an all-butter crust, whipped cream and grapefruit custard combined with Malort. The beverage has a cult following in the Chicago area.

The pies will be sold at the Hoosier Mama's bakeries in Ukranian Village and north suburban Evanston.