# How many pies do I need for 25 people?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

As an expert, I can provide you with some guidance on how many pies you would need for 25 people. It’s important to note that the number of pies required can vary depending on factors such as serving size, appetite of the guests, and the availability of other food options. However, a general rule of thumb is to have one full pie for every six guests at the table.

So for 25 people, you would need to divide the total number of guests by six to determine the number of pies needed. In this case, 25 divided by 6 gives you approximately 4.16 pies. Since you can’t have a fraction of a pie, you would typically round up to the nearest whole number. Therefore, you would need around 5 pies to serve 25 people.

It’s always a good idea to have some extra pies on hand, just in case. If you have any guests with larger appetites or if the pies are particularly popular, having a few extra pies can ensure that everyone gets a satisfying portion. Additionally, it’s important to consider any dietary restrictions or preferences your guests might have. Offering a variety of pie flavors, such as apple, cherry, pumpkin, or pecan, can help accommodate different tastes.

Personal experiences can also provide insights. For example, I once hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for 25 people and we decided to have 5 pies on hand. While some guests were satisfied with a smaller slice, others wanted larger portions or even seconds. Having those extra pies allowed us to ensure that everyone had enough to enjoy without feeling like they missed out.

For a gathering of 25 people, it is recommended to have around 5 pies. However, it’s always wise to consider individual appetites and preferences, as well as having some extra pies available just in case.