Sunday, July 2, 2017

Charlevoix, Michigan: World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan (for a while)

You wouldn't think it would be easy to drive past the world's largest cherry pie pan, but we did. We sailed on by on Route 31 in Michigan after going through town.

This was a celebration of the bicentennial in 1976. The pie was 14 feet, 4 inches across, and 2 feet deep. The weight checked in at seven tons. That probably meant everyone in Charlevoix got a piece, and maybe seconds. It took five hours to bake it, and it's safe to say they didn't use an Easy-Bake Oven.

As we'll see, the record lasted only a bit more than a decade, but the monument still stands.

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1 comment:

  1. The year after Charlevoix set the record, another effort to break the world record took place in tiny Knowlesville (Orleans County), New York. The welds that held the pie tin together melted as the pie baked and the bottom fell, thus ending the attempt.