11 Delicious Reasons Why Pie Is Better Than Cake

Pie versus cake — it’s one of the most heated debates of all time. But there can only be one victor, and it is obviously [drumroll] pie. And for everything you need to bake the perfect pie this holiday season, head to your local Safeway.

1. Pies have beautiful golden-brown crusts.

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Cakes simply don’t. But for a mind-blowing treat, try this crack pie (yes, you read that right) from Donuts, Dresses and Dirt.

2. Pies can be fruity.

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Cakes? Cakes are known for being — ummmm — cakey. And for an extra fruity dessert, try this blueberry and blackberry pie from Completely Delicious.

3. Some pies can be held in your hand.

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Even cupcakes can’t compete with these portable pies. Try a batch of sour cherry hand pies from Brooklyn Supper for a truly personal treat.

4. Pies can be enjoyed all year-round.

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For a summery treat that’s more refreshing and lighter than any cake, try this key lime pie from Nosh and Nourish.

5. Pies can be galettes (or tarts).

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A galette is a pie that doesn’t use a pie pan, and it’s easier to make. Start with a pre-made pie crust for this fast apricot peach galette from This Week for Dinner.

6. Pies are patriotic.

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Nothing is more American than apple pie — especially not cake. Try this mile-high apple pie from Completely Delicious for a classic recipe.

7. Some pies are savory.

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You can’t have cake for dinner… but you can have pie! For a non-dessert pie, try these mini savory chicken hand pies from Oh, Sweet Basil.

8. Pi Day (March 14) celebrates math and — yep, you guessed it — pie!

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Pi Day on March 14 — inspired by the mathematical constant 3.14… — also celebrates pie. There’s no holiday for cake though. Celebrate your next Pi Day with these individual lemon meringue pies in mason jars from It All Started with Paint.

9. Some pies don’t even need to be baked.

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For a delectable dessert that doesn’t require an oven (unlike all cakes, ever!), try this no-bake chocolate coconut cream pie from Lorimer Street Kitchen.

10. Pies can be filled with nuts.

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But how many cakes can say the same thing? For a pecan-filled (and gluten-free) pie that everyone will love, try this oatmeal pecan tart from Café Johnsonia.

11. And finally, it’s just not the holiday season without pie.

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For a tasty twist on the true star of the Thanksgiving meal, try this pumpkin pie with a caramel swirl from Crepes of Wrath.

Show your support for Team Pie!

Stop by your local Safeway for all the pie-making essentials at a great value to make this holiday season the most delicious one yet.

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