Wedding pie

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 16
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

dianesparty :  Sounds yummy!!!  Especially with an “Autumn” wedding!!!!

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That sounds delicious… but as a baker myself (who specializes in pie)- that sounds like an insane amount of work.  A pie generally serves 8 people- so that is at least 17 pies you’ll need- that is just for a slice a person and many would want more.  Do you have anyone helping you, because if you are trying to do all that before your own wedding you’ll be so stressed out.  I would probably get a bakery or at very least a friend/ family member to take care of it for you.  

If you have absolutely no other option other than to take care of it yourself, I would stick to less variety and at least prepare them ahead of time. That is still a lot of pies to store in the freezer and a lot to cook (it would take you days of baking time without an industrial kitchen or at very least multiple ovens).  Fruit pies hold up much better than cream pies in advanced.  Definitely do apple because it is fall and apples are in season.  Pumpkin would be a good pie for the season too (though never made that one in advanced).   You could always do a cherry or blueberry- they aren’t in season though, so I’d probably stock up on them while they are in season this summer and freeze them (given that you have access to a large freezer which seems necessary for this whole endeavor).  

 

I much prefer pie over cake and would find it exciting at a wedding (everyone has boring cake)-but I really would consider what you will actually be able to handle.  

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Pies are great for weddings! We’re having a destination wedding and doing tiers of doughnuts for our at-home reception. 

As a veteran pie maker myself I agree with other posters saying making your own (along with all of the food) is a HUGE undertaking. I’d say do one or the other. If you really want to make your own pies, perhaps look into restaurants that offer trays of food that you can just set up? Or visa versa, make the food yourself but work with a baker that makes pies to provide the dessert. 

If you REALLY want to make the pies yourself I agree with making fruit versions that freeze well. Apple is a good option. I’m not sure how berry pies take to freezing since there’s a fair amount of water in them. Be careful of what type of dish you are using, as not all pie dishes can go straight from the freezer to a hot oven. Aluminum pie tins might be your best bet.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

missjoy0819 :  I attended a wedding where all the desserts were made by family. it would be “Aunt Linda’s Apple Pie”, “Grandma Smith Pumpkin Pie” . It was great! A nice change from the typical cake or cupcakes. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve heard of cupcakes, and donuts at weddings, so why not pie? Just as PP had mentioned, the only semi-off thing would be to NOT have any form of desert, because from what I’ve always known, cake/desert has been basically just as much a part of weddings as the vows themselves!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I went to a wedding where they had the cake to cut but didn’t serve it to the guests! Dessert was handed out but it was like different little desserts hahahha. So no, if you had no cake I wouldn’t care.

Pie sounds way better anyway (I’m not a cake fan) 😛

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We made mini pies (and crumbles and cakes) in mason jars for our wedding and it was great, but we found a local bakery that sells pie crust for $3/lb or something like that, which saved us a ton of time but didn’t cost much more than buying all the butter and other ingredients we would have needed anyway. It was a nice compromise between making them ourselves and saving our sanity. Good luck!

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