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I love this time of year. The lights, the colors, the music, the movies, the good will and the food. I love holiday food, and my sweet tooth does too. I love the hunt for the perfect holiday dessert.
But the holidays can be stressful too. They are busy, they are bustling and there is always something to do or some where to be. Add in a big family meal with all the traditional fixings and the favorite family recipes. Things can get kinda of hectic and crazy.
My grandma has always made the Thanksgiving pies and they are amazing. Her apple pie has a special little spot in my heart. I love using her recipe and making apple pie from scratch. My mom made pies too, but she had a little help from Marie Callender. And I’ll be honest, baking pies from scratch doesn’t happen often. I just don’t have a lot of time for it.
Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies are already a part of my childhood and I love the go to option of Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies. You get delicious pies, quality ingredients and the hot-from-the-oven satisfaction without the prep work. You can find them in almost any grocery store and I grabbed a few favorites last time I was at Walmart and some Reddi-Wip® to help put together the perfect holiday dessert.
MARIE CALLENDER’S PIE BAR BUFFET
The beauty of the pie buffet is that everyone gets the dessert they want without you spending hours and hours in the kitchen. There’s a great selection of Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies so everyone is sure to find something they like. Add some delicious toppings and you’ve done it: the perfect holiday dessert. Check out how you can put together your own pie bar.
- Marie Callender’s frozen pies. Choose your favorite flavors.
- Assortment of toppings. See my list below for ideas.
- Bake the pies according to the directions on their box. Depending on what kind you choose, baking times and temperatures will vary.
- Put your toppings in easy to serve dishes so your guests can top their pies just the way they want. You may consider labeling the toppings so there is no confusion. I just explained the options verbally.
- Let the pies cool as directed, slice and set out. You will want the pies on one end of your serving area and the toppings on the other end.
Let your guests serve themselves. They can choose how much pie they want and what, if anything, to put on it. Everyone gets just what they want.
PIE BAR TOPPING IDEAS
- Reddi-Wip® topping
- Caramel syrup
- Lemon glaze
- Orange glaze
- Cranberry glaze
- Cinnamon sugar
- Mini marshmallows
- Chocolate chips or shavings
- Ice cream
- Nutmeg clove sugar
- Citrus zest
MARIE CALLENDER’S PIE BAR BINGO
Want to have a little more fun and encourage your guests to try more than one type of pie? Do people really need to be encouraged to eat more pie…? Anyway, here is a fun printable game similar to bingo. The winner is the one with the most boxes checked off and combinations of pie tried. Right click, save and print!
See what a completed game board might look like below.
So, simplify your holidays and choose Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies and enjoy stress-free, delicious sweets to accompany your holiday meal: the perfect holiday dessert. Grab yours at Walmart today! And check out more amazing ways to use Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies this holiday season!