Saturday, July 7, 2012
Largest cherry pie: George, Washington sets world record (VIDEO)
GEORGE, WA, USA -- The cherry pie annually baked in George, Wash. for the Grant County town's Fourth of July celebration weighs about half a ton and serves more than 1,500 people
Saturday, July 7, 2012 6:51 AM , setting the world record for the Largest cherry pie,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The world's largest cherry pie. ( enlarge photo)
Although the pie's ingredients cost about $800, The Georgettes serve up generous spoonfuls for free.
The Guinness world record for the largest pumpkin pie weighed 916.25 kg (2,020 lb) and measured 3.7 m (12 ft 1 in) long. It was made by New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest cheese pie; it weighed 862 kg (1,900 lbs 6 oz) and was made by the students of Educational Group AKMI in Thessalonica, Greece.
The town celebration includes the Cherry Bomb Run, a cherry spitting contest and a cherry pie eating contest on the town basketball court.
And, to make sure there's enough pie to go around, a group called the Georgettes pulls out an 8-foot square pie pan, filling and topping and makes what they believe is the world's largest cherry pie.
"We think it's America's largest pie," says The Georgettes' Marylou Krautscheid, motioning at the 8-foot by 8-foot square pan brimming with 75 gallons of sugary pie filling.
"It's not going to get any bigger, I'll tell you that."
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