Friday, October 19, 2012

Pie, Oh, Glorious Pies

I am a cake eater. I admit it. But lately I have been loving me some pie! Cherry pie w/ cherries my sister picked from her tree has been super yummy! Below is a limited time offer for a pie or cupcake carrier from Tupperware. Also keep scrolling down for my 2 fav pies of all time - Chocolate Silk & Fresh Strawberry!

What is your favorite pie? Who makes the best pies in your family? Do they have a pie carrier?? Check out this limited time offer from Tupperware...

 This great Tupperware pie save is only $12.50(retails $21) this month & holds a 9" pie or up to 12 cupcakes! Perfect for those holiday gatherings! Order yours at 

Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Fresh Strawberry Pie - from
  • Crust:
  • 50 reduced-calorie vanilla wafers
  • 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, melted $
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind $
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups ripe strawberries $
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice $
  • 6 cups small ripe strawberries $
  • 1/2 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed and divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare crust, place wafers in a food processor, and process until finely ground. Add butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, and orange rind, and pulse 10 times or just until wafers are moist. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
  3. To prepare filling, mash 2 cups strawberries with a potato masher. Combine mashed strawberries and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press the strawberry mixture through a sieve into a bowl, and reserve 1 cup strawberry liquid (add enough water to measure 1 cup, if necessary). Discard pulp.
  4. Combine 2/3 cup sugar and cornstarch in a pan; add strawberry liquid, stirring well with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice.
  5. Arrange a layer of small strawberries, stem sides down, in the crust. Spoon about one-third of sauce over the strawberries. Arrange the remaining strawberries on top, and spoon the remaining sauce over the strawberries. Chill for at least 3 hours. Serve with whipped topping.

OMG! I never new a nilla wafer crust could be so so so much better than graham crackers.

Another family favorite from my cousin in law Claire

Chocolate Silk Pie - from Claire - Thanks!!!

1 10" baked pie shell
1 lb butter at room temp
2 c sugar
4 eggs
4 squares bittersweet chocolate, melted & cooled
1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter 20 minutes. Add sugar, cream 20 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, 5 min, after each addition. Add melted chocolate, beat 5 min. Add vanilla, beat 5 min. Pour into shell. Chill overnight for filling to firm & flavors to mellow. Top if desired w/ unsweet whip cream & chocolate curls.

Now, who needs to go to the store & get some chocolate for a pie! I know I do! :D

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