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The Pie Tour: Red Fox Inn

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BONDVILLE, Vt. -

From the outside the Red Fox Inn in Bondville has stunning views.

Inside it's home to an expert pie maker.

"When I started making pies in 1975, I was still a Bean, and very early on got christened Ma Bean," says Cindy Logan.

Over the years Logan, also known as Ma Bean, has made literally thousands of pies.

"I say I mass produce them 1 at at time," says Logan.

Apple is the most popular.

"It's the simplicity and honesty about the products," says Logan.

The apple pie starts with dough made with Cabot butter and King Arthur flour.

Once placed into a pie plate, it hits the freezer for a while.

"A cold crust is absolutely vital for a good flaky crust," says Logan.

Next up? Vermont macs, 6 or 7 of them go into each pie.

Cindy opts for thinly sliced apples.

"You can pack more in and they bake more evenly," says Logan.

Then comes a splash of cinnamon & sugar.

What makes this pie extra special is the crumble topping.

"It's a simple mixture of flour, sugar and butter," says Logan.

"So, Ma Bean I hear these pies have been to some pretty special places?" asks reporter Nick Borelli.

"I was feeling very patriotic again for the 1st time in many years. I thought you know I have the most patriotic dessert in the land. And I thought they would make a good fit at the inauguration," says Logan.

Cindy wrote to local legislators and offered up her pie.

"They all responded with that was a great a idea, come on down!" says Logan.

About 200 pies made their way to Washington in 2008, then again in 2012.

So did the president & first lady take a bite?

"The pies were served at lot of different events and the balls during the inauguration itself. And they attended every one of them. So, I like to think they probably did!" says Logan.

It's my turn to see what a presidential pie tastes like!

"That's a rocking pie. I love the crumble on top. And something I haven't gotten on any other of the pies I've tried," says Borelli.

A bit of an unusual twist.

"There are so many great pies in the world. This is just one of them," says Logan.

On a pie that's gone places.
 

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