Cville Pie Fest 411

Posted on October 20, 2011 by


Apple pie, pumpkin pie, key lime pie, even chicken pot pie. There are many different types of pie that can be made, and very few I will say ‘no’ to. One of my favorite hobbies is cooking. Now combine that with my addictive sweet tooth, and you’ll easily find that desserts are usually found at the top of my list of dishes I cook & bake.

Cville Pie FestWhat’s the big deal about pies? Well, recently, during a lunch break I came across an article for the upcoming Cville Pie Fest, a recently inaugurated festival that not only celebrates the salivating awesomeness of pie, but also helps to raise money for the Charlottesville charity PACEM in the process. The festival originally started off as a small throwdown between 2 bakers, and officially began last year, awarding winners in sweet and savory categories.

I may not think of myself as an award-winning baker, but making pies for the chance to win a little recognition and, in the process, raise money for a great charity, seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up on. Unfortunately, if you too are also interested in taking part in the pie competition, the bad news is that the pie registration ended on the 19th. However, the good news is that you can still go to festival this Saturday (October 22nd) at the Sanctuary, next to PACEM, near the corner of First and Market from 1-3 pm.

So, what pie am I making? Well, one of my favorites to make—as well as to be eaten by my friends—is a Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Although there are many versions of the recipe to be found, I’ve modified my own over time. Now, I’m not going to give away the details of my recipe, though the chocolate, bourbon (less than a quarter cup), and the pecans are a given. But, if you would like to try out a slice of this pie, or the many other sweet & savory pies, then make your way out to the downtown area this Saturday.


Saturday October 22


The Sanctuary

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