Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Marie Callender's Pies

6/10/09 Very Important Update: A reader below commented asking about eggwash on the Marie Callender's pie crusts. I received the following response from my previous contact:

"You are correct we use an egg wash on the top crust of all our fruit pies ( There is a very minimal amount of egg, I am allergic to egg and it does not effect me) We do not use egg wash on our cream pies or French apple or Sour Cream Apple pies."

So this means the ONLY fruit pie that is truly without eggs and dairy is the French Apple (since the cream pies have eggs according to her previous email and they would have dairy in the cream as well).

The ONLY pie without eggs but with dairy is the Sour Cream Apple.

Special thanks to Bonnie for sharing her knowledge.

From 10/20/08:
A Go Eggless reader inquired about Marie Callender's pies. I was delighted to learn the following information from a member of their operations department. Based on her previous response (click on link below), I had assumed all the pies had eggs. I was surprised that the fruit pies were both egg and dairy-free! I was skeptical about the dairy, but she reconfirmed that they don't have any butter or anything.

"Our fruit pies do not have any of the products you mention [dairy, eggs, meat, or fish]. The cream pies however would have dairy and eggs. Also the Lemon Meringue would have eggs."

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9 comments:

Pie Guy said...

I love Marie Callender's pies! They're the best. And I think there's a pie sale going on right now -- $6.99 per pie!

gluck said...

Awesome now I can have the apple pie.

Bonnie said...

I was told they use egg wash on the crust of the apple pie (there is no egg wash on the sour cream french apple). Please let me know if this is no longer true and at which Marie Callender's. Thank you!

Sarah said...

Hi Bonnie, I sent them another email to confirm if there is no egg wash on the crust of the apple pie. I have asked them to respond directly on this blog post or to email me. Will let you know what happens. Thanks for your question, let me know if you have any more.

Sarah said...

Bonnie, You are correct, thank you for asking about this. There is always a chance for miscommunication. Here is the response I got, "You are correct we use an egg wash on the top crust of all our fruit pies ( There is a very minimal amount of egg, I am allergic to egg and it does not effect me) We do not use egg wash on our cream pies or French apple or Sour Cream Apple pies." I am going to update the post accordingly. Bummer!

Anonymous said...

Just order a pie at least a day ahead specifying no egg wash and they will bake you one. I used to work for them and we honored special requests such as this.

vegantownusa said...

Their nutritional calculator is working now and it informs that the dough conditioner in the apple pie has whey. :( But they seem to have veggie tacos now where you can reject the cheese.

vegantownusa said...

I was referring to the No Sugar Added Apple Pie, but you were right about the French Apple Pie:

INGREDIENTS - French Apple, Whole Pie
Apple Filling: Fresh sliced apples, water, sugar, salt, modified corn starch, cinnamon, citric acid.
Pie Dough: Pastry flour, pie shortening (palm oil, soybean oil, citric acid as a preservative), water, salt, potassium sorbate.
Streusel Crumbs: Pre-bake dough (pastry flour, pie shortening [palm oil, soybean oil, citric acid as a preservative], water, salt, potassium sorbate. citric acid as a preservative], water, salt, potassium sorbate), brown sugar, sugar, salt, cinnamon.

vegantownusa said...

INGREDIENTS - Strawberry Rhubarb, Whole Pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Foxtail: Rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, strawberry puree, water, modified food starch, salt. Crust: enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), pie shortening (palm oil, soybean oil, citric acid as a preservative, water, salt, potassium sorbate). Contains 2% or less salt, potassium sorbate and sodium metabisulfite as preservatives.
Contains : Wheat