Remembering Ohio’s Lame Attempt at Baking This Record Holding Pie
Of course, Ohio can't let Michigan have all the fun!
Michigan has its place in world record holding pie history, but our neighbors to the south have accomplished quite a feat of their own.
All feelings about pumpkin spice aside, this dessert is a staple around this time of the year. In fact, did you know there was once an entire town in Connecticut which collectively cancelled Thanksgiving because there was no pumpkin pie?
That's how important and revered it is.
But why and how did Ohio bake its record holding pie? Pumpkinfest, that's why!
New Bremen Pumpkinfest
The village of New Bremen, Ohio is a small community of about 3,000 located just east of the state's border with Illinois. However, New Bremen has a big reputation for baking even bigger pies. Two, in fact!
Not only did the village hold the Guinness World Record for World's Largest Pumpkin Pie once, they beat their own record again in 2010 with their whopping 3,699 pound pie.
Unveiled at the 2010 New Bremen Pumpkinfest, according to Guinness officials the pie,
...was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers (USA)...on 25 September 2010. The diameter of the pie was 6 m (20 ft). The crust was made of 440 sheets of dough and the other ingredients were canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice.
How Does That Compare to Michigan?
There were times when both Charlevoix and Traverse City each held the Guinness World Record for World's Largest Cherry Pie. Sadly, today that record is held by a small town in Canada.
For context, when Traverse City claimed their world record in 1987 their cherry pie weighed 28,350 pounds. Compare that to Ohio's nearly 3,000 pounds and that's small potatoes! Well, small pumpkins.
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