MANNA begins pie sale to help nourish those in need [photos]

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A group that feeds those who cannot cook for themselves is offering a chef’s helper for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

MANNA provides meals every day to about 750 people dealing with diseases that sap their strength. This year, the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance is selling pies for Thanksgiving to underwrite the cost of providing the holiday meals to their clients.

Sue Daughterty, MANNA executive director, said the goal is 8,000 pies this year.

“You can order one of our five flavors — we have pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, pecan and, of course, the ‘American Airlines Decadent Cheescake Pie,'” she said.

The Cheesecake Pie is the creation of MANNA executive chef Keith Lucas. He said the recipe is top secret, but he was willing to share a few of the ingredients:  “It’s a graham cracker crust, cheesecake filling, walnuts, caramel and chocolate.”

Low cal right?

“Absolutely not, it defeats the purpose, and lots of sugar,” he said.

You can order a holiday dessert at MANNAPIES.org and pick up from one of 40 locations just before Thanksgiving.

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