Pie Day!


Picture 004Last Saturday’s National Pie Day was a success. The goal for the day was to make as many pies as possible, and also to make some pies I’ve never attempted before. In order to make the most out of the time I had, I decided to make miniature pies. Twelve pies were made in all.

The pies were: (3) Apple Pie; (1) Caramel Chocolate Swirl Pie; (2) Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie; (2) Chocolate Coconut Caramel Pie; (2) Key Lime Pie; and (2) Mango Pie.

The Mango Pie was completely new to me, and the only reason I considered it was because I happened to have some mangoes in the fridge. While I was putting together the ingredients, I thought that the pie itself might end up being too sweet, but once it was baked, the Mango Pie tasted similar to an Apple Pie, only with a richer flavor.

Out of all the pies, my favorite was the Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie, which had a layer of baked marshmallows on top. In a lot of ways, it tasted like an amped up Moon Pie. And even then, that doesn’t quite do it justice. It was, safe to say, extremely awesome.

I had a lot of fun doing this, and my wife and her friends really enjoyed the results. Next year, I think I’ll kick it up a level or two and try some crazier recipes.

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About Christian A. Dumais

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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