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Giant apple pie to join 150-foot brat

PRESCOTT, Wis. -- Herdie Baisden, owner of Maiden Rock Apples, Winery and Cidery in Stockholm, Wis., said he was intrigued by the concept of a 12-foot pie, when an oversized pie tin, split into eight man-sized wedges, came up for sale.

A year later, the 12-foot apple pie is about to become a reality. The Prescott Lions Club will sell slices of the pie -- large enough to feed more than 1,500 people -- starting noon Labor Day, at the same Ptacek's IGA cooks a world-record-breaking bratwurst -- a 150-footer.

Combining 580 pounds of apples, 84 pounds of crust, 110 pounds of cinnamon-sugar mix and 150 pounds of streusel, the 12-foot pie will be one of the largest ever baked in Wisconsin.

It will be cooked in a custom-made oven standing about 2 feet high and roughly 12-foot square, made of a metal frame, insulation and glass.

The main event Monday will be Ptacek's IGA's world-record-breaking attempt at making a 150-foot brat. The family-owned grocery store made the record books last year with a 52-foot brat.

Proceeds from the brat event will go toward building a new public park in Prescott, while funds raised from the pie will help support Prescott Lions Club's civic and volunteer work.

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