Food & Drink

Pie Time at Fanwood Grille

5f8165b544bb60607153_DSC_3733.jpg
Pumpkin (America's holiday favorite), apple, cherry and blueberry pies are available at The Fanwood Grille for Thanksgiving. Credits: John Mooney
57e25cb144d43d90ad2a_Paul_pie.jpg
Paul Watterson bakes fresh apple pies at The Fanwood Grille. Credits: John Mooney
202b625b5bf3d7a0834b_DSC_3745.jpg
Apple pie prep Credits: John Mooney
026f32f7831175ff1f4d_Apple_pies.jpg
Apple pies fresh out of the oven. Credits: John Mooney
42b2bca08098f6326774_DSC_3750.jpg
Blueberry and cherry pies ready to bake. Credits: John Mooney
510adb5b3aea62a0fd1a_IMG_4700.jpg
Cherry, apple and blueberry pies made at The Fanwood Grille. Credits: John Mooney
766a1c755c0e26b4604f_19598519_489921531351512_9112316545113050365_n.jpg
The Fanwood Grille, 34 So. Martine Ave., Fanwood. (908) 322-9500 Credits: John Mooney
5f8165b544bb60607153_DSC_3733.jpg

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fifty million pumpkin pies are eaten at Thanksgiving (of which one million are sold at Costco), according to Allspiceonline.com. Pumpkin is the Thanksgiving favorite, but Apple pie is America’s year-round top seller. 

Paul Watterson of The Fanwood Grille (34 So. Martine Ave., Fanwood) says he has loved baking pies since he was a kid. In October, he started making 6-inch pies -- perfect for two people to share -- to see if people would like them. Sales have been brisk ever since. In fact, so many customers inquired about them, he has decided to make larger, 10-inch pies for Thanksgiving pre-orders.

"Pumpkin has been really popular, so has apple. People love fresh baked pie," Watterson said. "For variety, we are offering cherry and blueberry pies, too. You can pick them up on Wednesday evening or on Thanksgiving morning here at the Grille."

Sign Up for E-News

Thanksgiving pie flavors are: apple crumb, pumpkin, cherry and blueberry. Large pies are $12, and 6-inch pies are $7. To order, call (908) 322-9500 or order online via www.fanwoodgrille.com before Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Pie Fun Facts

  • Pumpkin pie was first introduced to the holiday table at the pilgrim’s second Thanksgiving in 1623.
  • According to the American Pie Council, nearly one out of five (19%) Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), and cherry (9%)
  • Pie just isn’t an after-dinner dessert. Americans say they’ve eaten pies at breakfast (35%), lunch (66%) and as midnight snacks (59%).
  • According to a 2008 “Pie Slice of Life” Survey, conducted by Schwan’s Consumer Brands, Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch was picked by 40% of survey respondents as the TV mom who would bake the best pie.
  • 75 million Americans prefer to drink milk with their pie
  • 36 million Americans identify apple pie as their favorite
  • 47% of Americans say the word “comforting” comes to mind when they think of pie
  • 6 million men ages 35-54 have eaten the last slice of pie and denied it
  • 90% Americans who agree that a slice of pie is one of the simple pleasures in life
  • 7% Americans who have passed off a store-bought pie as homemade
  • 9% Americans who prefer to eat their pie crust-first

Pie Personalities

If you love…

Apple Pie, you are likely to describe yourself as… independent, realistic and compassionate
Pumpkin Pie you are likely to describe yourself as… funny and independent
Pecan Pie you are likely to describe yourself as… thoughtful and analytical

TAPintoSPF.net is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

Editor's NoteTAPintoSPF editor is the owner of the Fanwood Grille.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Sinai or Sanctuary?

 

 

And in the beginning, G‑d was homeless, and so G‑d asked His people to set Him up with some digs. Where does it say that? Well, nowhere, actually. But it does say that G‑d instructed Moses to tell the people, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.”

Now the question is, was G‑d really homeless? ...

Former Cranford Mayor Endorses Nick Scutari for Democratic Chair

February 17, 2018

Dear Editor:

Having Senator Scutari lead the (Democratic) party would certainly put Cranford in a good position for resolving the issues we face such as gun control, flood mitigation and public safety.

Union County is made up of urban and suburban communities, that we need to protect. The stronger our communities are, the stronger the diversity and our being connected will be.

Senator ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Girls Basketball: Union Catholic Will Play In Game To Support Childhood Cancer

February 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic varsity girls basketball team is honored to be playing in the Gold-Out game at Bernards High School for the third straight year, a game that will raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m, is called the “Gold-Out’’ game because gold is the awareness color for Childhood Cancer.

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 20, 1:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Book Club @ Scotlib: The Japanese Lover by Isabel ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Tue, February 20, 6:00 PM

UCEDC, Cranford

Next Level Business Planning

Business & Finance

Wed, February 21, 7:00 PM

Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

Course on Biblical Interpretation Taught by ...

Education Religions And Spirituality