Food & Drink

Parish Pies: Saint Bartholomew’s Youth Group Overnight Pie Bake

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Erin Ryan makes a pumpkin pie.
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Pies in progress
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Youth Group Members
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Ready to bake
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Paolo and Pauline Bayotas
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Pies for sale
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Saint Bart’s Youth Group baked and sold pies to fundraise for future service projects.  Pumpkin and apple pies were baked by high school students and parents alike, using recipes that have been Youth Group tradition for over 20 years. 

“It’s a successful fundraiser for the retreat weekend, and the kids always look forward to it.”  Youth Group leader Jennifer Ryan said.

Specifically, the pie bake benefits Tiny Tim Caroling, in which children and adults, Girl or Boy scout troops, or simply groups of friends go Christmas caroling in Scotch Plains and Fanwood while collecting money for children in need of medical care.  This organization has been in operation since 1983, with this year’s caroling night on December 7th. 

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The funds raised by the pie bake also go towards the donations of potted plants to the less fortunate on Easter, and other activities involving the homeless.

Financial and service benefits aside, the Pie Bake is also another great opportunity for peer bonding among the members of the St. Bart’s Youth Group. A positive environment that encourages peace and acceptance is often important in the stressful climate of high school. When asked about how the pie bake benefits the parish, Ryan stated that, “It goes towards a safe environment for teenagers who can get together and get to know each other.”  

Parishioners can enjoy the pies as a warm introduction to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  Historically, apple pies have been the best seller.  Fresh green apples were arranged in a myriad of different shapes for the pies as they were prepared to be baked and sold.

Apple and pumpkin pies were sold at $14.00 each after each mass at St. Bart’s on Sunday, Nov. 20. Overall, 200 pies were sold. 

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