Extreme Cherry Pie


My husband, Mike, dearly loves my cherry pie yet even with his ravenous appetite he would be hard pressed to finish off the pie I am about to describe to you. Even Dave Norris’ friends Myrna and Dianna couldn’t even tag team this pie. You see my picture above once held that pie.

In 1987, the town of Traverse City had its own cherry festival. The Chef Pierre Bakeries went to work, and on July 25 it baked a cherry pie that was 28,350 pounds; 17 feet, 6 inches in diameter. And, the town had Guinness Book of World’s Records certify its pie as the largest ever.

The Traverse City pan stands unadorned, propped among bushes, in front of the former Chef Pierre Bakeries plant. Next to it, in a brick memorial, is an oversized certificate from the Guinness Book of World’s Records, fraying at the bottom, that gives the pie’s particulars.

I wonder if Ms Delcambre will make her way to Traverse City to get those particulars?  After all, Louisiana needs to be known for something!

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