This month has nothing to do with pies. There is no holiday in April (or May, even) when one is expected to eat pie. It's not National Pie Week or Celebrate Pie Day. It's not March 14 (National Pi Day) or January 23 (National Pie Day). So why are we writing about pie now?
A reader bugged us about it. And here at Gut Check, we like to keep our readers happy. We like pie as much as the next person, but we really weren't intending to write about it until we received repeated requests from a certain fan of RFT.
Apple crumb pie from It's Easy As Pie.
It's Easy As Pie
Cindy Grunik wants to make sure that everyone has a little pie in their lives. She started It's Easy As Pie in the fall of 2012 as a pie-delivery company that allows people to order online and customize crust and filling. The shop doesn't have a storefront yet, but it seems like it may not need one. With nine different crust options (including pub cheddar and pretzel brittle) and fillings for any occasion, there's something on the menu for everyone. Gunik's apple-crumb pie, made with a blend of three varieties of apples, cinnamon and sugar nestled in pub cheddar, crust got third place in last year's Ladue News holiday-dessert recipe contest, and it's not hard to imagine why. Apples and cheese? Yes, please!