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Old 10-04-2007, 05:20 PM   #1
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Marie Callender Pies

Marie Callender Restaurant & Bakery stores are having their semi-annual pie sale the whole month of October. Any pie is $5.99!

I heard the announcement on the car radio on my way home from work yesterday and immediately exited the freeway at the next Marie Callender's. This time I bought apple, but I am also hoping to get a cherry and a peach before the sale ends.

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Old 10-04-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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Sadly, they are not available in the Northeast.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:46 PM   #3
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How much are the pies when they are not on sale, Caine?

Just curious.

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:44 PM   #4
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The last time we bought a whole pie at a restaurant (a couple years ago) it was $8.00, and it was not nearly as good as a Marie Callender pie, so I would say $5.99 is a great price. We don't have Marie Callender restaurants here, but I used to be able to get their frozen pies. Now we can only get their pot pies.

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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I guess I'm kind of weird, but I just don't buy ready-made pies. Never have in my nearly 50 years of cooking. I much prefer making my own even if it means using a pre-made crust. Just me.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:15 AM   #6
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We don't often buy ready-made pies. Home-made are usually so much better. We have bought them when on vacation and brought them back to the hotel room to eat. I love pie but haven't made one in awhile. I guess it's about time! I'll never forget how my cousins raved about their mom's home-made pies. Then we found out how she made her "home-made" pies. She poured a canned pie filling into a pre-baked store bought crust, then she baked it. I'm not saying they didn't taste ok, but they definitely were not home-made!

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:52 AM   #7
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I made a really terrible apple pie last weekend!

Doesn't Marie Callender make frozen chicken pot pies? I think I've seen those here but not fruit pies.

But then I, too, have never bought a frozen fruit pie.. I stubbornly continue to make my own crappy ones.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:03 AM   #8
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Thanks, Caine. Saw the ad on tv a few ago. The price should be? in effect until 10/31. Now, if I can decide on the flavor:

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Old 10-05-2007, 10:06 AM   #9
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I made a really terrible apple pie last weekend!

Doesn't Marie Callender make frozen chicken pot pies? I think I've seen those here but not fruit pies.

But then I, too, have never bought a frozen fruit pie.. I stubbornly continue to make my own crappy ones.

Hi jenny. MC has several restaurants in my neck o' the woods. If I'm not mistaken, the pies are baked & sold fresh. The food is quite good, as well. Eons ago, I recall lines of folks outside the door at lunchtime. It's been awhile, but think they used to take orders for their pies around Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:48 PM   #10
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How much are the pies when they are not on sale, Caine?

Just curious.

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I believe they're $9.95.

Well, so far, the apple was fantastic, the peach was superb, and the cherry is just so-so. At 1/8 of a pie per day, I think I can squeeze one more pie in before the sale is over, but it's hard to decide on which one. I only like one slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving so that's out, and just thinking about pecan pie makes my teeeth itch and my dentist see a new Mercedes on the horizon, so I am thinking, maybe blueberry?

Oh, BTW, for those who don't have a Marie Callender's restaurant locally, Baker's Square just put THEIR pies on sale for $6.99, but I don't know for how long.
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