Frisbie Pie Company

The Pie That Spawned an American Past-time

Who would have thought that the game of frisbee started with pies?! In 1871, William Frisbie started making fresh pies out of his home in Bridgeport, CT. By the early 1920s, the Frisbie Pie Company was delivering more than 50,000 pies per day around the region by horse and wagon. While their pies were incredibly tasty, it was the tins that the pies were baked in that made Frisbie a household name. Employees on lunch break would fling the heavy metal pie tins for fun. Nearby schoolchildren started tossing the plates around, yelling, “Frisbie,” so they wouldn’t get hit by the spinning tins. The game made its way to nearby Yale college campus. Word spread, and Wham-O soon began selling a plastic version as “Frisbee,” changing the name slightly to avoid trademark issues.

Recently, Frisbee-enthusiast Dan O’Connor came across old handwritten recipe books of Frisbee Pie Company at an estate sale. He bought the license and started manufacturing Frisbie Pies again. Now sold in three flavors in convenient, 4" snack sizes, you can fly Frisbie Pies to your door!

We're not the only ones who love them!

The Connecticut Post, Hartford Current, PBS have all covered Frisbie Pie Company's rebirth!

Frisbie Pie Company

The Pie That Spawned an American Past-time

Who would have thought that the game of frisbee started with pies?! In 1871, William Frisbie started making fresh pies out of his home in Bridgeport, CT. By the early 1920s, the Frisbie Pie Company was delivering more than 50,000 pies per day around the region by horse and wagon. While their pies were incredibly tasty, it was the tins that the pies were baked in that made Frisbie a household name. Employees on lunch break would fling the heavy metal pie tins for fun. Nearby schoolchildren started tossing the plates around, yelling, “Frisbie,” so they wouldn’t get hit by the spinning tins. The game made its way to nearby Yale college campus. Word spread, and Wham-O soon began selling a plastic version as “Frisbee,” changing the name slightly to avoid trademark issues.

Recently, Frisbee-enthusiast Dan O’Connor came across old handwritten recipe books of Frisbee Pie Company at an estate sale. He bought the license and started manufacturing Frisbie Pies again. Now sold in three flavors in convenient, 4" snack sizes, you can fly Frisbie Pies to your door!

We're not the only ones who love them!

The Connecticut Post, Hartford Current, PBS have all covered Frisbie Pie Company's rebirth!