Anyone dreaming of pies this week? It’s hard to refrain from mouth-watering temptations with Thanksgiving tomorrow. In our family, there’s usually a good chance a sliver of pie is missing before turkey dinner.
According to the America Pie Council (I know, I didn’t know such a thing existed either), if you lined up the number of pies sold at US grocery stores in one year, they would circle the globe and then some. Whew! That is a lot of pie!
With all this buzz, I wonder why weddings focus so much on cake instead of pie. After all, pie is America’s most traditional dessert, isn’t it?
So while you sink your fork (or maybe you prefer a spoon) into your pumpkin pie tomorrow, consider ditching your wedding cake for some home-baked pies.
Here are some ideas to keep your eye on the pie for your big day:
Place an order.
Check out your local bakery for all types of pie options. You can never go wrong with these pie perfections. Another idea — do you ever see that random person on the side of the road selling pies? Stop by and ask them if they’d do a special order for you.
Hit up the grocery store.
It doesn’t sound posh, but chances are the grocery store has some pretty good pies on hand. Take it from someone who did this for their own wedding. We stocked up on apple pies from Costco and it worked out pretty well. Just make sure that you call a few weeks ahead to confirm the store can supply the amount you need.
Recruit your family.
Since pies are such a comforting dessert, why not ask aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas to make a pie for your special day? You know they’ll taste delicious, it will make great conversation around the dance floor and it’s another easy way to incorporate those special people in your life during your wedding.
Focus on the flavor.
With a cake order, sometimes you are faced with only having one or two flavors. When you have a big group of people, flavors can be a hard decision to make. But with pies, the possibilities are endless. Go for fruity apple, cherry or blackberry. Bust out the pumpkin and pecan. How about chocolate or lemon meringue? Serve them all!
Forego a dessert table server and set-up knives and spatulas for your guests to self-serve. It’s one less person who you need to ask for help. Instead of the famous round pie, serve slab pie or even individual pies. Guests can come up when they’re ready to divulge, even if it’s a few different times.
Display it with love.
You thought ordering different pie flavors might be the fun part, but what about the display? I’m just over the moon for these fun ways to serve your pie:
So, whatever dessert you decide to serve your guests on your wedding day, enjoy that slice of pie tomorrow. And be sure to tell us, what’s your favorite pie?