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On Friday my son had his tonsils and adenoids removed, and I’m sure that he didn’t want to spend Easter at home on the couch. We didn’t get to do any of the things we would normally do to celebrate Easter including our usual Easter lunch. Jeremy decided to smoke a pork butt and invite his family over to eat dinner. I spent most of the day tending to an uncomfortable 6 year old who didn’t want anything anything other than pudding or ice cream to eat. Thankfully his mother and sister agreed to prepare the sides. I felt weird not cooking anything, so I decided to bake a frozen pie. I was sleep deprived from being up with my son and shouldn’t be trusted following any recipe, but who really needs an excuse to make a Marie Callender’s pie? Here are 3 ways to add a personal touch to frozen pie.
My favorite pie from Marie Callender’s is the Lattice Apple Pie, but that’s followed shortly by the Peanut Butter Cream Pie. When I went to the grocery store, they didn’t have the Peanut Butter Cream Pie. I guess because the the upcoming holiday, everyone wanted a pie. It would cost me more in supplies to make a lattice topped apple pie, especially when I can buy an equally delicious Marie Callender’s Lattice Apple Pie and save myself an afternoon of baking.
Now, my pie would have looked so much prettier if I had let it cool completely before we sliced it, but my family prefers their pie fresh out of the oven.
I whipped up 3 topping options that allowed everyone to customize their apple pie.
- Cream Cheese Drizzle
- Salted Caramel Drizzle
- Vanilla Whipped Cream
The Vanilla Whipped Cream and Salted Caramel Drizzle both came from the grocery store. I purchased a can of vanilla whipped cream that I use to top a host of other things. The Salted Caramel Drizzle was made by warming a half of a container of salted caramel frosting in the microwave on short intervals until runny. It’s my favorite topping, but I love caramel apples. You can also melt salted caramel chips and add a few teaspoons of milk if you don’t have or can’t find frosting.
Jeremy loves anything that involves cream cheese, so I made him a cream cheese drizzle for his apple pie.
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- ⅓ cup confectioners sugar
- 4 tablespoons milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- Beat room temperature cream cheese until fluffy
- Add sugar until well combined
- Add lemon juice, milk, vanilla, and salt
- Mix well
- Add additional milk if mixture appears too thick to drizzle
- Store refrigerated in air tight container if not using immediately
You can find Marie Callender’s pies in the frozen food section of your local grocery store.
They’re available in in a wide variety of flavors including:
- Turtle Pie
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Peanut Butter Cream Pie
- Coconut Cream Pie
- Chocolate Satin Pie
- Banana Cream Pie
- I Love Chocolate Cream Pie
- Key Lime Pie
- Pumpkin Pecan Streusel
- Very Berry Blackberry Pie
- Southern Pecan Pie
- Lattice Cherry Pie
- Lattice Apple
- Lattice Peace
- Pumpkin Pie
- Razzleberry Pie
- Cherry Crunch Pie
- Dutch Apple
- Blackberry Cobbler
- Peach Cobbler
- Apple Crumb Cobbler
- Apple Crisp
- Peach Cobbler
You can make your spring dinners and parties a little sweet by adding personal touches to Marie Callender’s pies. Marie Callender’s add special touches such as made-from-scratch lattice crusts and hand-placed chocolate curls. The hand made special touches and high quality ingredients taste and look like homemade.
Just remember when you baking any pie, that you really need to finish the crust with a beaten egg before baking it in the oven. It gives the crust a better color, taste, and texture. It’s super simple to do.
Today, I’ve shown you 3 ways to add a personal touch to frozen pie, and I’d like to know what you’re favorite pie is? Do you do anything to dress up a frozen pie? You can find more tips on the Marie Callender’s Meals Facebook page or Marie Callender’s Tips page, and visit them on Pinterest for more ins-PIE-ration.
p>I am participating in a VIN campaign for Marie Callender’s. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Marie Callender’s and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.