The Thanksgiving table features a variety of traditional treats, but one of the most important ones is the pie. Thanksgiving is synonymous with delicious, homemade pie.
White Rock Church in Sykesville is offering you a no-stress way to serve homemade pies - and cake - at your Thanksgiving table. Church members will do the baking, and all you will need to do is pick up the desserts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27.
Church member Clayonia Colbert-Dorsey emailed the details of the pie process: "The pies are proudly baked by the men of the church, primarily; although one woman, who is also famous for her homemade rolls, helps. Other women of the church take on folding the cardboard pie boxes. All of the baking and food preparation are done in the church's kitchen."
Colbert-Dorsey continued with a description of a few of the bakers: "Two of the men are brothers, have a background in food service, and both retired from work in the dietary department at Springfield [Hospital Center]. One of the oldest men, in his 90s, likes to come and help."
William S. Hudson Jr., of Sykesville, is one of the two brothers retired from Springfield Hospital Center. He said, "We've been doing this for the past 10 to 12 years, maybe longer. I'm one of the originators [of this fundraising project]."
So, what are they baking, and how do you get some? The pies and their prices include apple pie for $8.75, sugar-free apple pie for $9, pumpkin pie for $8.75, yam pie for $8.75 (available in sugar-free, if requested), sweet potato pie for $8.75, cherry pie for $9.50 and mincemeat pie for $10.
You can also order an applesauce cake, made in a bundt pan, for $9.75. You may customize your applesauce cake by ordering it with raisins and/or black walnuts.
Place orders no later than Nov. 18 by calling the church at 410-795-1110 and leaving a message with your order, your name and your contact phone number. A church member will call you back to confirm the order.
White Rock Church is at 6300 White Rock Road.