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What's the meaning of 'pie recipe'?

The contestants at the state fair competition were under a lot of pressure. They had only a couple of hours to prepare a favorite pie recipe before the judging. Each one had to put his best foot forward because they weren't given another chance to show off their talent.

What's the meaning of 'pie recipe'? I think the word 'pie' is enough.

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    the recipe is the list of ingredients and steps that explain how to make the pie. For example a recipe for cookies could be
    1 egg
    1 cup flour
    1 stick of butter
    1/2 cup sugar

     

    They use "pie recipe" in this case because they are being judged on some special family recipe. Each person's pie would be prepared according to a recipe unique to her own family. In a way, it's a competition to see whose recipe is the best one.

    A "recipe" in English is a list of steps in order to make a certain food . So when they say pie recipe, they aren't talking about the pie exactly but the recipe by itself .

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