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For a 4th of July picnic: should I make cranberry and apple cake or slab pie?

I love the cake and have made it successfully several times (Ina Garten's recipe); have never made the pie but am not unconfident. Mostly worried about random friends' tastes. Do people sometimes hate cranberries?

asked by brescia almost 4 years ago
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Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added almost 4 years ago

The pie!! It's so good (and not that difficult), and is super seasonal. I'm a little biased, but man do I love that pie.

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added almost 4 years ago

Slab pie was a universal hit at our office, but the cake sounds like it would be too! I don't think you can go wrong.

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added almost 4 years ago

Thank you—now I'm leaning towards the pie!

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added almost 4 years ago

Slab pie!!

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added almost 4 years ago

Apple pie is iconic...

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amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

As delicious as cranberry apple cake sounds, it strikes me as more of a fall/winter thing - perfect for Thanksgiving! When I think 4th of July, I tend to think: pie, berries. cherries, peaches, plums....so I'd go for the slab. Mmmmm, pie (anyone catch the ref to the early '70's movie, 'Bad Company'? Nope, just me then.

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