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Pie for Dinner?

You bet! Chicken pot pie, that is.

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Buttery handmade crusts filled with tender chicken and veggies in a savory sauce, pot pies are the ultimate dinner treat. (The kids may not even pick out the veggies.) But forget those grocery store versions, these Denver-area restaurants and bakeries make serving up a handmade version of the classic dinner as easy (and delicious) as, well…pie.

Colorado Cherry Company

The Lehnert family has been tempting Coloradans with their grandma’s cherry pie recipe for four generations, but their addictive chicken pot pie is a must have. Denver-area families don’t have to wait for a trip to Estes Park to pick up the savory pies though, a new location of Colorado Cherry Company is opening on Tennyson Street this spring. Five-inch ($10) or 10-inch family size ($20) pies are available baked or frozen.

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Steuben’s

Well known for their menu of classic American comfort food, Steuben’s blends roasted chicken, carrots, peas, onions, and a chicken supreme sauce in a house-made crust for their tasty chicken pot pie. Individual five-inch pies ($10) are frozen and ready for pick-up at either Steuben’s location in Uptown or Arvada.

Hinman Pie

Obsessed with crust? Hinman’s chicken pot pies are stuffed with pulled chicken and veggie, and surrounded in a generous helping of thick, flaky crust. (We drizzled honey on the crust for a perfect savory-sweet delight to end the meal.) In five-inch ($13) and nine-inch ($28) sizes, as well as a hand pie version ($18 for 3 hand pies), pies can be ordered baked or frozen for Friday pick up at the Arvada location.

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