AMERICAN PIE

As the mercury rises, so does demand for that favorite summertime dessert -- pie. Sales typically build in summer and peak around Thanksgiving, but in-store bakeries are adding a variety of options to the pie mix to make this versatile dessert a year-round destination item.According to the most recent edition of What's In Store, published by the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, Madison,

As the mercury rises, so does demand for that favorite summertime dessert -- pie. Sales typically build in summer and peak around Thanksgiving, but in-store bakeries are adding a variety of options to the pie mix to make this versatile dessert a year-round destination item.

According to the most recent edition of What's In Store, published by the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, Madison, Wis., pies rank second only to variety bread and white bread in the percentage of self

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