The pie's the limit for holiday desserts

Everyone seems to go gaga over desserts this time of year. According to the American Pie Council, 90 percent of Americans agree that a slice of pie represents one of life's simple pleasures. That's not the only fascinating fact coming from this group. For example, one in five Americans have eaten an entire pie by themselves. About six million American men have eaten the last slice of a pie -- and denied it. If you love apple pie, you are likely to be independent, realistic and compassionate; if pumpkin is your thing, you are probably funny and independent. Ten million Americans think pie makes the sweetest possible breakfast.

And there are several ways to cut yourself a piece of the pie action this holiday season.

See also: Buy pie, support Project Angel Heart with Pie in the Sky

ThePie in the Sky campaign supports Project Angel Heart's home-delivery meal program. Bluepoint Bakery will donate all of the seasonal pies, which include pumpkin, pecan apple and cherry; they can be purchased online for $25 each ($20 is tax-deductible) and then picked up on Tuesday, November 26, at various metro locations. For each pie sold, Project Angel Heart will be able to prepare and deliver five nutritious meals for Colorado residents in need. Project Angel Heart hopes to sell 2,000 pies this year -- so start salivating and ordering.

This year, Village Inn is showing its appreciation for Colorado first responders who serve our community with its "Serving Those Who Serve Us" campaign. You can nominate local heroes to enjoy a prized pie from Village Inn; for more details, to to the Village Inn website or Village Inn Facebook page. The campaign runs until December 31.

If you lack the skills and patience to create beautiful desserts,Wednesday's Piehas been hard at work, creating new twists on six classic pies that are perfect for the upcoming holidays. Visit the Wednesday's Pie href="http://wednesdayspie.com/" target="_blank">website before November 24 in order to place an order for pick up by November 27.

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