When I think of Thanksgiving, the first food that comes to mind is the turkey. The second is the pie. I have labored over every detail of every meal in the holidays of the past; if I didn’t have the time to make my own pies from scratch, I’d have purchased the expensive one from the local bakery or farm.
Now I know that neither the labor nor the overspending were necessary. There are made-from-scratch pies available right in the freezer aisle at Walmart, and probably for less than it would cost me to make them myself. Who knew? Maybe you did and I’m a slow learner. Either way, I’m happy to have finally discovered Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies.
My Walmart store is currently carrying Marie Callender’s Pumpkin Pie and Dutch Apple Pie. Both pies were on rollback at my store – only $4.97! Other pies in the collection include Razzleberry Pie, Lattice Peach Pie, Cherry Crunch Pie, Southern Pecan Pie, Lattice Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pecan Streusel. And what is pie without real cream Reddi-Wip®?
I was very impressed by this Dutch Apple Pie, and I don’t think anyone would suspect that it was pre-made. All I had to do was bake it in my oven for an hour, but it looks and tastes like I made it myself. There was a generous amount of crumb topping provided which really takes this pie to the next level.
One by-product of Thanksgiving (or any holiday meals really) are the leftovers. I’m always seeking out ways to recycle the turkey and stuffing, but I’d never even thought about making something different with that leftover pie.
Lately I’ve been on a milkshake kick and I knew that Marie Callender’s Dutch Apple Pie would be great in milkshake form. After all, we eat slices of it along with mounds of vanilla ice cream anyway. This is so easy to make, and you can use any kind of pie.
This is a delicious way to recycle that leftover pie. My kids are not particularly fond of the texture of pie, but this milkshake is another story!
- 2 slices Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie
- 4 scoops ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- Place ice cream in the bottom of the blender.
- Top with the slice of pie before adding milk.
- Blend until just combined.
- Top with Reddi-Whip and garnish with pie crumbs.