Sunday, September 26, 2010
Largest Pumpkin Pie - New Bremen Pumpkinfest sets world record
NEW BREMEN, OH, USA--The membership of the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers baked a 20-foot diameter pumpkin pie weighing in at 3,699 pounds -setting the new world record for the Largest Pumpkin Pie.
Photo: Ringmaster Vernon Bergman, reveals the World's Largest Pumpkin Pie at the Crown Pavilion in New Bremen. The pie was made by nine area chefs. Photo by: Luke Gronneberg /AP (enlarge photo)
The Largest Pumpkin Pie in The World crushed the group’s previous Guinness world record pie, a 12-foot diameter pumpkin pie — weighing in at a measly 2,020 pounds — they baked in 2005.
Largest Pumpkin Pie
- Diameter: 20 feet
Thickness: three inches
Volume: 132,300 cubic inches, 572 gallonss
187 No. 10 cans of pumpkin
233 dozen eggs
109 gallons of evaporated milk
- 525 lbs of sugar
7 lbs. of salt
14.5 lbs. of cinnamon
3 lbs. pumpkin pie spice
Hundreds of spectators circled the Crown Pavilion as volunteers in towering chef hats pulled the Largest Pumpkin Pie from its massive homemade oven and onto the scales.
Local actor Vernon Bergman, dressed in full ringmaster regalia, announced the verdict as a representative from the Shelby County Office of Weights and Measures certified the weight to the response of a roaring crowd.
“This is it. This is certainly the biggest stage I’ve ever been on,” Bergman said following the announcement. The ceremony followed days of hard work and the sort of custom engineering required to build giant pastries.
A new pie pan was fabricated by Arctech Fabricating, of Springfield.
Susan Krieg, a local baker and owner of The Pie Shell, in New Bremen, prepared the world record crust, piecing it together Friday evening.
Crews began actually baking the pie at midnight Friday.They gave it about two hours to cool before weighing it and splitting it up into roughly 5,000 slices to feed the hungry crowd.