Save Room for Pie
Don't forget the pie—a dessert classic with endless possibilities.
Pies are piping hot, with trend predictors calling them out as one of the biggest movers on the trend scale. The new cupcake! The new moon pie! Our take? They've always been hot. Pies are classic comfort food, moving in and out of season and occasion with grace. Rhubarb pie heralds spring. Pumpkin pie cues the holidays. And chocolate pie? Or banana cream pie? They trumpet all that is good and right in the world.
Our chefs suggest that your pie offerings—like any other dishes in today's culinary landscape—need to keep pace with today's diner. "From appetizer to dessert, diners are demanding new, interesting, exciting flavour combinations," says Ryan Baxter, senior executive research and development chef at Kraft Foodservice. "That's how our team approaches recipe development—menu distinction, ease of execution and dishes that eat well."