More Pie Lovin From Empire Baking Company

Wow. People are really trying to make this easy for us folks this year. Yesterday, we told you about the culinary students who are willing to make your Thanksgiving pumpkins and pecans (today is the last day to order, btw). Today, the lovely folks from Empire Baking Company came by to show us their Thanksgiving treats, pictured here. Empire’s website isn’t quite up to snuff yet, so here’s the skinny: You can call and order one of their pumpkin, pecan, or apple pies for Thanksgiving, or you can just stop by their store at 5450 W. Lovers Lane (phone number 214-350-0007) and pick one up on Wednesday (they are closed on Thursday). All pies are $19. We sampled the apple, and it is divine. Obviously same fabulous Empire quality you are used to, with Granny Smith apples and a buttery, flaky crust. Things have been tough enough lately, why stress yourself out with dessert? Jump for more gorgeous photos taken by moi.

My kind of trinity: apple, pecan, and pumpkin.


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    The American Pie Council and Crisco® seek junior, amateur, professional and commercial bakers to compete in more than 25 pie flavor categories for the National Pie Championships. Prizes to include Sears Kenmore ranges, Chef Depot gift certificates, Crisco® gift baskets, cash awards, and most importantly bragging rights as the best pie maker in the nation. April 24-26, 2009. Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Fla, 34747. Entry forms due April 9, 2009. For registration and more information visit,

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