Last night was dinner and a movie night. We try to do a weekly movie night for hubby and I and this week weren’t able to find a babysitter for the twins. Our usually babysitter was busy so we thought we’d just have a night-in dinner and movie night.
My husband got a new grill for Father’s Day ( a little early I know but he loves it!) so we decided to try it out and had steaks and potatoes. For dessert, we decided to give Marie Callenders “Bake & Serve” Lattic Cherry Pie a try. I love cherry pie and it had been such a long time since I’ve had a piece that my mouth was watering just looking at the box.
Marie Callender’s Lattice Cherry Pie comes in a large box, the pie is actually a good sized pie. It bakes in the oven for about 40 minutes, you let it cool for a while and then enjoy. The pie even comes with a small bag of sugar to add to the top of pie 5 minutes before baking. I thought this was a great idea because you can control how much sugar is added to the top, you can add a little or a lot.
I love no hassle foods. With the twins on the go now, cooking dinner can be a chore itself, so I hardly ever think about making dessert. And with some bake and serve brands, the picture on the front of the box looks much better than the actual product, but this pie actually lives up to it’s picture goodness. The pie was a little tart, even my husband thought so, but it wasn’t an overpowered tartness like some cherry pies have. The crust came out perfect, not burnt or gooey, which is something we always have a hard time with. It must be our oven. Another important point was that the pie was filled with flavorful cherries, really.. a ton of cherries! We have plenty left over and I can’t seem to stay away from it. Both my husband and I piece on it throughout the day!
I noticed that Marie Callender’s has some “thaw and serve” desserts too.. I think next time we run to the store I’ll pick one to try one of those as well. There newest “thaw and serve'” pie is the Raspberry Satin pie which has a crisp chocolate cookie crumb crust, is filled with a silky red raspberry cream filling and topped with a ring of whipped topping rosettes and imported semi-sweet chocolate curls… sounds very yummy! Marie Callender’s will go over well this summer when we have friends and family over or even for the reunions/get togethers we attend. They’ll think Iworked hard all day making the pie making when really all I have to do is pop it in the oven!
Marie Callender’s product line of frozen pies consists of frozen “Ready to Bake” fruit pies, as well as “Thaw and Serve” pies, with a suggested retail price range of $6.49 to $7.49. Marie Callender’s frozen pie varieties also include:
Dutch Apple Pie
Cherry Crunch Pie
Very Berry Blackberry
Wild Blueberry Pie
Lattice Apple Pie
Lattice Peach Pie
Southern Pecan Pie
Chocolate Satin Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie
Key Lime Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
I Heart Chocolate Cream Pie
For more information or to find out a location to purchase a Marie Callender’s frozen pie, visit http://www.mariespies.com.