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Pie Week Heats Up at NPR HQ

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"Medieval Meat Pie"

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In preparation for Pie Week (airing July 2-7), and just in time for the 4th of July, Morning Edition and The Salt are asking listeners and staff to weigh in on the food that never misses a picnic: pie. The research got heated yesterday at an in-house pie contest where NPR staff submitted sweet and savory treats representing regions across the country.

Taste-testers (in-house, and virtual salavators) vied for their favorite submissions on Twitter (#pieweek). Taking the, um, cake: Bubbe Pavone's Honey Caramel Peach Pie, baked by NPR's Jessica Pavone. The Salt awarded Pavone her virtual blue ribbon this afternoon in a post about what flavors of pies are most popular with American consumers.

Check out a few of the other entries below, which included the British toffee treat Banoffi, a Game of Thrones inspired meat pie (above) and a pizza pie, among others.

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Grasshopper Pie
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Banoffi
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Lemon Cheese Pie
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See even more delicious pie photos on Twitter @NPRFood and #pieweek, and stay tuned for more on the culture, history and science of pies from The Salt and Morning Edition.