National Pie Day Giveaway with Linda Hundt

NOTE: I’ve had a lot of giveaways going on lately. All winners announced Monday. I’m traveling to Texas to speak this weekend so I’ll pick them when I return. :-)
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Got pie?

Today you should treat yourself to a slice because it is national pie day!

In honor of this momentous occasion, allow me to introduce you to my friend Linda Hundt.

linda

Linda is the owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe {two locations in Michigan} and an award-winning baker. She has won numerous national pie championships, won Best of Show in a Crisco competition and was the winner of the Food Network’s Amazing Pie Challenge. {She’s also won dozens of other regional and national titles!}

Linda’s original shop is just 10 miles from me in a small town in Michigan. It is a lovely, retro place full of lace and pink and PIE!!! I visited there several times, wrote about her awesome mission statement in one of my books and love to treat my family to a pie or muffin or cookie from her shop when I’m able.

Linda and I actually were high school cheerleaders at schools across town from each other back in the 1980’s. How fun it was to connect with her as adults when I wandered into her shop with my kids one day.

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She has just released a cookbook and, in honor of national pie day, is giving a signed copy away to one of you! Simply comment letting us know your favorite pie. {Leaving the recipe is optional but we’d love that!}

I’ll go first.

Key Lime

  • 2 cups graham-cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed Key lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Key lime zest

Directions

Heat oven to 375Β°F. Combine graham-cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl; mix well. Press into a deep-dish pie plate, and bake until lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325Β°F. Whisk together condensed milk and egg yolks. Add Key lime juice and zest and mix until smooth. Pour into the crust.

Bake until the center is set but not over-done, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Chill before serving. Garnish with real whipped cream. Enjoy!

Your turn. What is your favorite pie?

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  • If I had to choose just one type of pie today it would be warm homemade apple pie with a scoop (or two!) of a good vanilla ice cream. If my Grandma were still alive, though, it would be her made-from-scratch pumpkin pie with a generous spoonful of Cool Whip. My mouth waters just thinking about it!