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In the Name of Pie

Shauna Ahern came up with this idea that we, as a whole, should be making more pie. A life with more pie. Buttery crust, warm sweet or savory filling. Surely people would be on board.

And they were. 1509 people signed up to attend the #PieParty, with everyone tweeting and linking up their pie posts on July 5th, 2011 to celebrate that filled-pastry wonder that brought us all together.

There are those who have dedicated their life to the art of making pie, like Kate McDermott, teaching classes and showing us all how to make a delicious slice, which I suppose speaks to our fascination and the importance we place on this iconic culinary work.

It should be no surprise, then, that the response was so great, with recipes shared, slices swapped and techniques traded.

Pies of all sorts were represented. There were plenty of seasonal fruits, like Shauna’s strawberry-cherry pie and Dianasaur’s Dishes rustic berry hand pies. Megan incorporated a creamy aspect with her strawberry chiffon dish, and Ken broke out the mangoes to pair with his cream.

There were chocolate pies in the freezer, miniature pies to assist with the self-control and hand pies if you needed to take your pie to go. Of course, I made my own strawberry-rhubarb pie to join in on all the pie festivities.

Do take a minute to gaze in wonderment at the long list of pie that was had here today.

Need more in your life of pie? 16 summer-ready recipes here!

Pie Party on Facebook
Pie Party on Twitter

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