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Turkey Dinner in a pie, plus 12 Pies of Christmas at Calgary's Pie Cloud

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Lindsay William-Ross Nov 24, 2016 12:00 am 159

UPDATE: Pie Cloud announced their closure in January 2017

Imagine turkey dinner with all the trimmings in one tidy dish? Calgary’s Pie Cloud is offering up the ultimate Christmastime feast in a pastry package: Turkey Dinner Pie. Plus, the restaurant and bakeshop is going full-on festive with their holiday pie selections, including their tantalizing “12 Pies of Christmas.”

But first, let’s talk turkey. Pie Cloud has been prepping Turkey Dinner Pies since pre-Thanksgiving (and are even filling orders for American ex-pats celebrating Thanksgiving this week in YYC) and are gearing up to be baking more for Christmas.

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Pie Cloud’s Turkey Dinner Pie is big ol’ pot pie filled with roast turkey, veggies, and gravy, topped with piles of mashed potatoes, all sitting in a crust made of rosemary sage stuffing. And, yes: there is a side of cranberry relish.

Ordering up one of these epic pies is $49, and the restaurant says it will feed an average of six adults; those six mashed potatoes on top easily distinguish six portions.  However, if you don’t have a feast table for the holidays where this might fit, Pie Cloud says they do a single serving size in the restaurant daily.

In addition to their insane Turkey Dinner Pie, Pie Cloud is working on more savoury concoctions for the holidays, like braised beef and a traditional tourtiere (French-Canadian meat pie).

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Those with a sweet tooth must take note of Pie Cloud’s whimsical “12 Pies of Christmas,” which is pretty much what it sounds like: 12 pies, each themed to that (turkey of a) Christmas song “12 Days of Christmas.”

The 12 pies run the gamut from Golden Pecan Ring Pie (#5, aka “five golden rings,”) to #10, the Lords-a-Leaping for Hot Chocolate Pie.

“We had a lot of fun coming up with the 12 Pies of Christmas,” Pie Cloud told Daily Hive in an email.

For anyone keen on trying them all, Pie Cloud is making a 12-pie sampler set, with mini-versions of each pie, for $124.95, which would likely feed six to 12 hungry pie lovers.

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Want a slice of the Christmas pie action? Pie Cloud will be rotating the “12 Pies” for in-house eating during the season, and any of them can be ordered ahead if you want to pick up a whole pie. The full-size Turkey Dinner Pie is always a pre-order.

Pie Cloud

Address: 314 D 10th Street NW
Instagram: @pie_cloud

January 13, 2017 – Editor’s note: Pie Cloud announced on January 10 that they have permanently closed. More details here.


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Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is a former Daily Hive Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA.

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