Sara Lee piesSara Lee Foodservice, a division of The Hillshire Brands Company, introduces Chef Pierre Luxe Layers perfect flavor pairings, a collection of four pies that combine two distinctive flavors separated by a “midcrust.” Officials say the new pie offering enables operators to provide an upscale pie at a midrange price. “As the foodservice leader in pie, we regularly bring innovation to the category. Our unique midcrust innovation is a breakthrough that allows us to create a new dessert that layers perfect flavor and texture combinations,” says Jason Katzman, vice president of marketing, Sara Lee Foodservice. Varieties include Blueberry with Lemon Meringue, Apple with Salted Caramel, Cherry with Chocolate Ganache and Chocolate Mousse with Caramel. Thaw-and-serve convenience reduces operator labor costs of baking in the kitchen, and the pre-sliced presentation offers uniform slices without the need for knives.