Do you remember the first time you baked a pie? I sure do! I was a nervous wreck. It was back in my high school home economics class. Our teacher was explaining the intricacy of making pie crust and all the mistakes that could be made. I thought for sure I would fail our pie-making test and I would be the laughing stock of my family. We were tasked with making a crust with either shortening or oil. My group was the only one that went the route of an oil-based crust in our quest to make the perfect pie. It turned out beautifully and to this day, I always use oil instead of shortening when making pie crust.
But this post is not about making the perfect pie. This post is about the secret to the perfect pie. And that, my friends, is the crust, which is the foundation of any pie … cream, fruit, ice cream, you name it. Rolling out a pie crust and cooking it to perfection takes a little time, and when you don’t have time you can reach for a pie with homemade goodness like Marie Callender’s Desserts.
One of my favorite pies is Coconut Cream Pie with its crunchy flakes of toasted coconut on top. I’m extremely picky about pie crust (probably due to the fear instilled by my high school home economics teacher) and if it’s slightly burnt or too dry … it ruins the whole pie.
You’ll find crusts made from scratch when you enjoy Marie Callender’s pies. Of course, you need quality ingredients for the pie filling as well because when you skimp on quality, you can taste the difference.
It seems to me there are 2 different types of pie lovers. Fruit pie fans and those who crave cream pies. Me and my family fall into the latter category. We love our cream pies; our favorites being Coconut Cream Pie and Chocolate Satin Pie.
You know, the ones with a crumbly cookie crust and decadent whipped cream on top.
I’ve still got a couple slices of Coconut Cream Pie in the fridge to enjoy with its creamy custard filling and fresh toasted coconut on top. I think my home economics teacher would approve of the crust and creamy filling! You can find Marie Callender’s Desserts in most grocery stores and the price is very reasonable, too!
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