Grandma Millers Pies & Pastries
We are frequently asked who was Grandma Miller. She was our maternal grandmother and a fabulous baker. Though she is no longer with us, we are truly blessed to have her here in spirit and keeping an "eye" on her namesake!
Grandma Miller's Pies and Pastries is the result of three generations of bakers beginning with Dorothy Miller, an Iowa farm wife, and our grandmother. In the early 1900's baking was not an art, but a skill expected of every farm wife. Each wife took pride in the quality of the breads and pastries produced each day as a matter of course for the men of the farm. Dorothy made wonderful breads and dessertspies in particular. We especially remember her cherry pie made from the cherries off her own tree!
The tradition of making fine baked goods was passed down through the generations to Dorothy's youngest daughter, Betty Nunnikhoven and her son, David Nunnikhoven. Betty's interest in baking had developed over the years and had become a cash generating sideline during the family's years in Connecticut. When the family purchased the Colonial House Inn in 1979, Betty's baking talents came to play a major role in building the business. David first learned to bake from his mother while working at the Inn acquiring the baking skills that Dorothy has passed on to Betty.
Grandma Millers History
David's interest in baking continued over the years and he began baking in an internship program offered by the local high school. After graduation he went to work at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester, Vermont as an assistant pastry chef. His experience at the Equinox was followed by work at other local restaurants and inns. During this time, David graduated from the International School for the Pastry Arts in Elmsford, New York.
Gradually, our guests prevailed upon us to sell the fine baked goods that they had enjoyed during their visits to the Colonial House and "Grandma Miller's" was started. In 1994, David began supplying a few pies and breads to several stores in the area, working with the existing equipment in the kitchen at the Colonial House. Within a very short time, the volume had outgrown the kitchen facilities and a well-equipped bakery was set up in some under-utilized space at the Inn.
November, 2001 was the beginning of the next exciting phase for Grandma Miller's. David acquired a new building, the former Hearthstone Restaurant in South Londonderry. After renovations, he opened a full-service retail shop offering a wide variety of freshly baked items and refreshments.
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Today, David produces a fine line of high-quality, hand-made pastries in the tradition started so many years ago in Grandma Miller's kitchen in Galesburg, Iowa. Specializing in fruit pies, his product is available in many of the area's finer restaurants and specialty food stores. Come and enjoy a fresh cup of Green Mountain coffee with a doughnut or sticky bun in the quiet ambiance of an old-fashioned bakery. The bakery is located off of Route 100 (1.7 miles south of Clark's IGA in Londonderry) in the Red Barn in the Hearthstone Village. Grandma Miller's is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. You can reach them at (802) 824-4032. Their products continue to be available at the Colonial House Inn.
We carry many of Grandma Miller's baked goods here at the Colonial House for sale to our house guests. Just place your order the day before you are scheduled to leave and we will have it ready for you the morning that you are checking out.
You can also visit Grandma Miller's in its main location at 52 Hearthstone Lane, South Londonderry, Vermont. It's a great place to go to relax with a cup of coffee and fresh pastries or doughnuts. To find the bakery, take Route 100 South from Londonderry. 1.7 miles south of Clark's IGA in Londonderry, turn left onto Hearthstone Lane. Grandma Miller's is in the red barn, behind the green barn which faces Route 100. Grandma Miller's Pies and Pastries, 52 Hearthstone Lane, South Londonderry, Vermont 05155, (802) 824-4032. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:30pm
$12.00 Fruit Pies
Fruit and Nut Pies
$13.00 Nut Pies
Mini Pies ($6.00) in flavors as noted
Baked to order or Frozen and Unbaked
Chicken Pot Pies: Large $12.00 and Small $6.00 (unbaked and frozen)
Breads: $4.00 except as noted
- Apple (MINI also available)
- Apple Crumb (MINI also available)
- Caramel Apple
- Cran-Apple (cranberries & apples)
- Black Bottom Bourbon Pecan
- Blueberry Crumb (MINI also available)
- Blueberry Peach
- Burgundy (Blueberries & Cranberries)
- Cherry Crumb (MINI also available)
- Maple Walnut
- Peach Crumb (MINI also available)
- Pumpkin (MINI also available)
- Raspberry Peach
- Strawberry Rhubarb (MINI also available)
- Summer Berry (red raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries) (MINI also available)
- Toll House Cookie Pie
Coffee Cakes: $5.25
- Colonial House Cinnamon-Raisin ($5.50)
- Colonial House Oatmeal
- Dave's Anadama
- English Muffin Bread
- Honey Whole Wheat
- Swedish Rye
- Almond Poppy Seed (no nuts)
- Banana Bread
- Cranberry Orange Pecan
- Lemon Blueberry (no nuts)
- Morning Glory Muffin Bread
- Pumpkin Nut
- Sour Cream (no nuts)
Cookies: $7.50/dozen or $8.50/mixed dozen
- Almond Horns ($1.75 ea, $21.00/doz)
- Dog Bones ($1 each)
- Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon glaze ($7.50)
- Morning Glory Muffins ($9.00/dozen)
- Chocolate Chip
- Peanut Butter
- Triple Chocolate
Some items are subject to seasonal availability