Iconic pie makes its way to Chch

Jessica Morgana enjoys a Hororata pie. Photo: Geoff Sloan
Jessica Morgana enjoys a Hororata pie. Photo: Geoff Sloan
The iconic Hororata pie is now available in Christchurch and they are being sold for a good cause.

Of every pie purchased, 50c will go back to the Hororata Community Trust, which helps fund community groups and projects.

Made Espresso Bar on Cashel St, Stat Espresso at Forte Health and the Kookery Nook Bakery in Harewood are now offering the item on their menus.

The pies are being made at a bakehouse in Christchurch.

Hororata Community Trust executive officer Cindy Driscoll said it is a positive move for the community.

A Hororata pie. Photo: Geoff Sloan
A Hororata pie. Photo: Geoff Sloan
“The Hororata pie has been feeding local legends for years, whether it is after a ski, on the farm, in a tractor, or at one of Hororata’s famous events.

“It’s not just the memories the pie invokes, it’s the taste and quality ingredients that ensure the legend status remains," she said.

When the historic Hororata Hotel was damaged in the September 4, 2010, earthquake no one wanted to see the iconic pie become just a memory, Driscoll said.

“Fortunately for Canterbury, Mrs Hutton’s legendary Hororata pie recipe was acquired by locals and in an act of true philanthropy, they have passed this local taonga to the Hororata Community Trust to benefit the community.

“The Hororata Community Trust is calling other cafes to join this pay-it-forward movement.  

"Be kind, support local and eat Hororata pies on the road to recovery from Covid-19,” Driscoll said.





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