A brief history of Wixon’s Bakery. It is located in the quiet Pennsylvania town of Shillington and has been a hometown fixture in Berks County, for over 70 years. The family’s baking tradition began with Raymond Wixon who in 1937 decided to shared his brand of old-style recipes with the local community. Raymond’s son Jerry is the current owner and is carrying on the long standing family tradition of making Wixon’s “World Famous” Pennsylvania Dutch SHOO- FLY PIES.
Jerry Wixon says he was born into baking, and continues to keep his own sons and extended family involved in daily operation of the bakery. Today, nearly all of Wixon’s bakery business comes from the making of their delicious molasses shoo-fly pie, as well as assorted cookies and cakes. Wixon’s remains a local favorite, in the region, and is committed to baking only the finest products, with absolutely no plans of changing the original formula. Locals know to come to this countryside bakery for “gut essen”.
Arguably, this pie is the best known dessert in the Pennsylvania Dutch region. The name is derived from its sweet and gooey nature, but you will have trouble keeping away from it too! Wixon’s molasses pie is known by locals as one of the most authentic productions of the syrupy cake. Enjoy for a Dutch style breakfast, tea time, or alongside a family dinner.