Q: I'm throwing a surprise birthday party for my boyfriend and would like to make 2-3 pies for the party. I need to make the pies a day or two ahead and would like to avoid pre-made fillings. Could you recommend a recipe or two that would fit the bill?
Sent by Mary
Editor: Readers, what are your favorite pies to make ahead and take to a party?
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