National Pie Day Giveaway with Linda Hundt

NOTE: I’ve had a lot of giveaways going on lately. All winners announced Monday. I’m traveling to Texas to speak this weekend so I’ll pick them when I return. :-)

Got pie?

Today you should treat yourself to a slice because it is national pie day!

In honor of this momentous occasion, allow me to introduce you to my friend Linda Hundt.


Linda is the owner of Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe {two locations in Michigan} and an award-winning baker. She has won numerous national pie championships, won Best of Show in a Crisco competition and was the winner of the Food Network’s Amazing Pie Challenge. {She’s also won dozens of other regional and national titles!}

Linda’s original shop is just 10 miles from me in a small town in Michigan. It is a lovely, retro place full of lace and pink and PIE!!! I visited there several times, wrote about her awesome mission statement in one of my books and love to treat my family to a pie or muffin or cookie from her shop when I’m able.

Linda and I actually were high school cheerleaders at schools across town from each other back in the 1980’s. How fun it was to connect with her as adults when I wandered into her shop with my kids one day.


She has just released a cookbook and, in honor of national pie day, is giving a signed copy away to one of you! Simply comment letting us know your favorite pie. {Leaving the recipe is optional but we’d love that!}

I’ll go first.

Key Lime

  • 2 cups graham-cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed Key lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Key lime zest


Heat oven to 375°F. Combine graham-cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar in a medium bowl; mix well. Press into a deep-dish pie plate, and bake until lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Whisk together condensed milk and egg yolks. Add Key lime juice and zest and mix until smooth. Pour into the crust.

Bake until the center is set but not over-done, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Chill before serving. Garnish with real whipped cream. Enjoy!

Your turn. What is your favorite pie?


  1. Hands down, BEST pie on the planet is hot apple pie with a crunch top and vanilla ice cream on the side!
    Happy Monday!

  2. What! I can’t believe I missed national pie day! And Key Lime Pie just happens to be my favorite! No Kidding! Linda your recipe sounds wonderful, don’t think I could beat that one. Thanks for sharing your recipe. My mouth waters every time I even envision a Key Lime Pie – let alone get to dive into it! Thanks, Beth

  3. Well, with an apple pie in the oven making the house smell really good, that is not my favorite but it is my husbands and grandson’s (who is visiting). Mine is a blackberry pie….or when I was a kid we ate boysenberry, which I never see anymore. Add a little ice

  4. Karen, my favorite pie is lemon meringue…I have not made my own in so long but loved to beat the egg whites and sugar into the fluffiest peaks of scrumptious goodness!

  5. I love baking and sharing with my clients. My favorite is a strawberry cream cheese which my mom and I would make every year for my dad’s birthday.

  6. Lemon Pie is my fav!!!
    A fast recipe I do is
    graham cracker crust
    1 can of fat free sweetened condensed milk
    2 large eggs
    1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
    1 TBSP lemon zest
    350 oven for 15 minutes

  7. I LOVE pecan pie (to the point of self-control in portions escaping me until it is gone :) )…but I have no idea how to make it :(.

  8. Chocolate pie…maybe with some whipped cream on top…

    If I could have any…I would have my grandma’s…try as I may, mine never seems to be as good as hers. :-)

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