A pie tree is a type of pastry-producing tree found in Xanth.
Pie trees are called such because the most common variety of pastry that grows on a pie tree are pies, but other pastries such as danishes and pot pies are known to grow on the plant known as a pie tree. Pastries are commonly harvested from pie trees by Xanthians as a convenience food while they travel. A healthy pie that is ready to be eaten will be hot and steaming.1 Some pie trees produce a single kind of pie while others are multi-flavor trees2 and produce a variety of types of pie.
There are many varieties that can grow on a pie tree, including:
- Banana cream
- Key lime
- Lemon meringue
- Mun danish