Skillet Apple Cinnamon Cornbread Cobbler

Skillet Apple Cinnamon Cornbread Cobbler is a fantastic twist on apple pie or fruit cobbler! Tender apples topped with fluffy cinnamon-sugar-covered cornbread cobbler straight from the skillet! It's almost mandatory to serve it with ice cream! #adThis Skillet Apple Cinnamon Cornbread Cobbler is a fun twist on a classic cobbler! Who says cobblers are only for summertime?! My version is made with tender apples, crispy-topped yet gooey-middled cornbread topping, and lots of cinnamon and sugar!

November has to be one of my favorite months. I love the building anticipation for Christmas, I love the chillier weather, I love comforting, stick-to-your-ribs food, and of course, Thanksgiving! Who doesn’t love a holiday dedicated to a table filled with a bounty of food?

One food I really love during this time is pie, not surprisingly. While pumpkin is the classic, apple happens to be my favorite… yet, each year I wonder if I should jazz it up somehow. Apple is quite the humble pie: you could add a crumb topping, a lattice top, or a double-crust, but there’s not much imagination there.

Skillet Apple Cinnamon Cornbread Cobbler is a fantastic twist on apple pie or fruit cobbler! Tender apples topped with fluffy cinnamon-sugar-covered cornbread cobbler straight from the skillet! It's almost mandatory to serve it with ice cream! #adBut then I realized cobblers are an awesome, inventive way to switch up a classic apple pie. While cobblers normally have a biscuit-like topping, this Skillet Apple Cinnamon Cornbread Cobbler has a cornbread topping! You heard that right: cornbread isn’t just for stuffing or a vehicle for chili anymore!

Skillet Apple Cinnamon Cornbread Cobbler is a fantastic twist on apple pie or fruit cobbler! Tender apples topped with fluffy cinnamon-sugar-covered cornbread cobbler straight from the skillet! It's almost mandatory to serve it with ice cream! #adWhat I love about this unique twist is that the cornbread adds a wonderful texture to this skillet cobbler and is a fun departure from a standard biscuit topping. It adds that incredible corn flavor sweetened up just a touch with brown sugar and melted butter. And of course, when you use Krusteaz Honey Cornbread Mix, you know you’re going to get the best quality cornbread already prepared for you. It makes creating this cobbler a cinch, and I don’t know about you, but I can definitely use a shortcut during the bustling holiday season!

Skillet Apple Cinnamon Cornbread Cobbler is a fantastic twist on apple pie or fruit cobbler! Tender apples topped with fluffy cinnamon-sugar-covered cornbread cobbler straight from the skillet! It's almost mandatory to serve it with ice cream! #adSo get out your cast iron skillet, crank up the oven, and be prepared for a hearty, utterly delicious cornbread cobbler this Thanksgiving!

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Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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Dad’s Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie

Dad's Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie is a fun twist on a classic: rich, complex bourbon adds tremendous flavor to this rich and gooey pecan pie! Perfect for the holidays, it's super easy and everyone will adore the incredible flavor! This is my dad’s FAVORITE Bourbon Pecan Pie! Super flavorful, gooey and ultra rich, it has a splash of bourbon that deepens the amazing flavor. And if you wanna go all out, serve it with ice cream!

Happy November!

I know you guys are probably in a Halloween candy coma right now, but it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Doesn’t it feel like time is going warp-speed this year, or is that just me swearing I just celebrated my birthday? (It’s in January, FYI).

Since I relinquish my food duties to my grandma on Thanksgiving (except for the desserts, naturally), I use this time to brainstorm what desserts I’m going to make for the unofficial food holiday of the year. Usually I do something pumpkin – not necessarily pie, but something pumpkin-related or else there will be riots, something fruity (typically apple, because that’s my favorite), and of course: Dad’s Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie.

I remember the first time my dad asked me to make a pecan pie and I was SO scared. Something with the filling ingredients spooked me – corn syrup, eggs, all those pecans? I know, it was totally irrational but I was worried about making it. What if I goofed?

Well, my dearest friends, this is a total goof-proof pie, dare I say. And that kick of bourbon is just incredible. Of course, you can omit that if say, you drank all the bourbon prior to pie baking (totally get it), but I love the depth of flavor it adds to the sugary, buttery, gooey pie filling.

Dad's Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie is a fun twist on a classic: rich, complex bourbon adds tremendous flavor to this rich and gooey pecan pie! Perfect for the holidays, it's super easy and everyone will adore the incredible flavor! Likewise, you could omit the bourbon and add in a splash of maple syrup – OMG. I just died thinking about how good this would be with maple!

Dad's Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie is a fun twist on a classic: rich, complex bourbon adds tremendous flavor to this rich and gooey pecan pie! Perfect for the holidays, it's super easy and everyone will adore the incredible flavor! But whatever you do, if you want to eat a la Mr. Parker, you must serve this with vanilla ice cream. I mean, it’s tradition for one, and for two, it’s stupid-delicious.

Bottoms up!

Dad's Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie is a fun twist on a classic: rich, complex bourbon adds tremendous flavor to this rich and gooey pecan pie! Perfect for the holidays, it's super easy and everyone will adore the incredible flavor!

Dad's Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie
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This is my dad's FAVORITE Bourbon Pecan Pie! Super flavorful, gooey, and rich, it's best served with a big scoop of ice cream!
Ingredients
  • One 9" deep dish prepared pie crust, frozen
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon, optional but recommended
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecan halves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the frozen pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any spills while baking. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, corn syrup, bourbon, salt, and vanilla together until combined and smooth. Add in the pecans and toss to coat. Pour the pecan mixture into the pie crust.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, then loosely tent the pie with foil and continue baking another 20-30 minutes or until the center is just about set (only very slightly jiggly or completely set). Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up. You can serve it cold or at room temperature, but I recommend refrigerating for that initial 2 hours so it cuts cleanly.

Dad's Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie is a fun twist on a classic: rich, complex bourbon adds tremendous flavor to this rich and gooey pecan pie! Perfect for the holidays, it's super easy and everyone will adore the incredible flavor! Gooey, nutty deliciousness! Hope you enjoy as much as this Parker family does!

Dad's Favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie is a fun twist on a classic: rich, complex bourbon adds tremendous flavor to this rich and gooey pecan pie! Perfect for the holidays, it's super easy and everyone will adore the incredible flavor! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This truly is the most PERFECT Pumpkin Pie! A buttery flaky crust filled to the brim with perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream. Impressive, easy, and perfect for the holiday season! Just in time for the holidays, this Perfect Pumpkin Pie is creamy, beautifully spiced, sweet, and utterly perfect!

Disclaimer: pumpkin pie is not usually my first pie choice. Or my third. Or maybe even my fifth.

I know, I know. How can I be a dessert blogger when I can’t even like the quintessential fall pie? I AM SORRY, OKAY. I’M SORRY I LET YOU DOWN.

I like other pumpkin things, like the pumpkin bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. I like that a little too much actually, having gone there three times in the past two weeks to take home little bundlets and devour them in front of a Stranger Things marathon. DON’T JUDGE ME.

I like pumpkin cookies, with their soft and fluffy interiors and their generous slathering of cream cheese icing.

But pie? I’ve failed you, friends.

But this pie? It passed my weird pumpkin litmus test with flying colors. I like pumpkin pie!

Confession: as a kid on Thanksgiving, we’d finish our huge meal and my grandma would cut everyone a piece of frozen pumpkin pie. (She’s not a baker, nor a cook, so everything was frozen, boxed, etc). She’d ask everyone if we wanted a dollop of Cool Whip on top and everyone would say yes… except me.

I’d ask for the container of Cool Whip.

I’d proceed to pile this measly slice of thawed orange goop with a mountain of fluffy Cool Whip, would scrape off all the Cool Whip and lick my plate clean of it, and then return the slice of pie to my grandma.

It’s surprising that I wasn’t RAISED BY WOLVES LIKE THE HEATHEN CHILD I AM.

This truly is the most PERFECT Pumpkin Pie! A buttery flaky crust filled to the brim with perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream. Impressive, easy, and perfect for the holiday season! But I’ve reformed my ways with this Perfect Pumpkin Pie. There’s something so creamy and delicious about the filling – it’s perfectly spiced, sweet enough while still letting the pumpkin flavor shine, and of course – it’s a dream topped with lots of whipped cream!

This truly is the most PERFECT Pumpkin Pie! A buttery flaky crust filled to the brim with perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream. Impressive, easy, and perfect for the holiday season! So whether you’re like the old me or new me, make this pie for yourself or some pumpkin lover in your life!

This truly is the most PERFECT Pumpkin Pie! A buttery flaky crust filled to the brim with perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream. Impressive, easy, and perfect for the holiday season! *adapted from the Southern Living Pie book

Perfect Pumpkin Pie
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This Perfect Pumpkin Pie is in a word: delicious! A light and creamy filling that's beautifully spiced and just sweet enough, piled high with whipped cream!
Ingredients
  • One 9" frozen deep dish pie crust OR 1 refrigerated pie crust fitted in a deep dish pie plate
  • One 15oz can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • One 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (may substitute with light)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2-3 tsp ground cinnamon (depending on how spiced you like it)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • Fresh or prepared whipped cream or whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place the prepared pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet in case any pie filling drips out during the baking process.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pie ingredients until smooth and well combined, about 1 minute. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust - crust will be VERY full. Loosely tent the pie crust edges with pie shields or foil.
  3. Bake for approximately 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove the pie to a wire rack to cool completely, then refrigerate for about 2 hours until firm. Serve with fresh or prepared whipped cream.

This truly is the most PERFECT Pumpkin Pie! A buttery flaky crust filled to the brim with perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream. Impressive, easy, and perfect for the holiday season! This truly is the most PERFECT Pumpkin Pie! A buttery flaky crust filled to the brim with perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream. Impressive, easy, and perfect for the holiday season! Spiced filling, flaky crust, and mountains of fresh whipped cream: nothing says fall quite like pumpkin pie!

This truly is the most PERFECT Pumpkin Pie! A buttery flaky crust filled to the brim with perfectly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream. Impressive, easy, and perfect for the holiday season!

Have a super sweet day!

Want more pumpkin? Check out these other recipes!

This Pumpkin Churro Bread combines a moist and fluffy pumpkin spice bread with a crisp outer cinnamon sugar coating, very similar to a churro! Super flavorful, easy, and sure to please a crowd!Pumpkin Churro Bread

These SUPER EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie! They come together in minutes and are SO delicious, impressive, and perfect!Super Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

This Pumpkin Pie Lush Dessert is such a fantastic no-bake treat! Layers of pecan shortbread cookies, fluffy pumpkin pudding, creamy whipped topping and crunchy pecans complete this fabulous fall treat.No-Bake Pumpkin Lush Dessert

 

xo, Hayley

Maple Sugar Cream Pie

This Maple Brulee Cream Pie is fantastic! Just like my classic Sugar Cream Pie recipe, it is revamped with rich, cozy maple flavor. So irresistible! If you love my original Sugar Cream Pie recipe, you’ll flip for this Maple Cream Pie version! Creamy and smooth like custard-y creme brulee filling flavored with rich maple.

I have done it. I revamped my Sugar Cream Pie recipe.

I know they say “don’t mess with perfection”, but in this case I found a maple version just had to happen. Or else.

(Or else what, you ask? Who knows. It just sounded good).

This pie goes CRAZY on Pinterest and Facebook whenever I share it, and since maple reminds me of cozy fall weather, crunchy leaves, and soft scarves, I knew I had to make a maple version.

It has the same steps and ingredients as my regular SCP, but with a little extra sweetness from maple extract and maple syrup.

This Maple Brulee Cream Pie is fantastic! Just like my classic Sugar Cream Pie recipe, it is revamped with rich, cozy maple flavor. So irresistible! Note: Usually I wouldn’t blink twice if you used Mrs. Buttersworth or table syrup like that, but in this case, splurge for real-deal maple syrup. Costco has like, gallon-size jugs of it for under $10. It is worth it!

Most people don’t believe this custard is made without eggs because it is so creamy, thick, and dreamy – almost like a cross between cooked pudding and creme brulee filling. It holds up once it gets baked and cooled, then tossed in the fridge for a bit to chill. Just before serving, I preferred to dust each slice with some ground cinnamon to drive home that cozy fall flavor.

Whatever you do, make this bad boy!

This Maple Brulee Cream Pie is fantastic! Just like my classic Sugar Cream Pie recipe, it is revamped with rich, cozy maple flavor. So irresistible! *adapted from my Sugar Cream Pie recipe

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A fun twist on a classic favorite, this Maple Cream Pie has the same wonderful, creamy filling as the original but with a maple-flavored twist!
Ingredients
  • 1 deep dish frozen pie crust
  • 4 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • FOR TOPPING:
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ¼ cup cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 tsp ground cinnamon)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place the frozen pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet and par-bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.
  2. While crust partially bakes, make your filling. In a medium saucepan off the heat, whisk together the cornstarch, granulated sugar, melted butter and heavy cream. Turn the heat onto medium and whisk constantly until thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Mixture will suddenly become thick very fast, so use caution so it does not burn. Add in the maple syrup, maple and vanilla extracts and stir to combine.
  3. Pour the filling into the pie crust and smooth out the top. Drizzle the top of the filling with the remaining butter (for the topping) and the cinnamon sugar. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the top is light golden brown. The mixture may be a little jiggly in the middle; this is okay. Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours to set.

This Maple Brulee Cream Pie is fantastic! Just like my classic Sugar Cream Pie recipe, it is revamped with rich, cozy maple flavor. So irresistible! Thick, rich maple-flavored custard filling with a spicy cinnamon sugar topping. So decadent and delicious!

This Maple Brulee Cream Pie is fantastic! Just like my classic Sugar Cream Pie recipe, it is revamped with rich, cozy maple flavor. So irresistible! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

The BEST (and Perfect) Classic Apple Pie

This truly is the BEST and most PERFECT Apple Pie recipe you'll try! A simple shortcut makes this semi-homemade pie a cinch to prepare! Gooey, flavorful, perfectly spiced, tender apple filling with a buttery sugar-sprinkled crust. Save this recipe! This truly is the BEST, PERFECT Apple Pie recipe! A simple shortcut makes it quick to prepare, but the homemade, from-scratch apple filling is to-die for! Don’t forget the cinnamon whipped cream and caramel sauce!

I know I use the term “the best” a lot… and in every case, I believe it to be true! My built-in ratings system (family, friends, neighbors, strangers, my apartment’s office) love it and give me their critiques. If they don’t all love it, it doesn’t get “the best” title.

And this pie – it is no exception. It truly is my new go-to favorite apple pie recipe, and I hope it will be yours, too!

I know it’s a little early to start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, but if you’re like me, you can never be too prepared. Or, if you’re like me, you bake apple pies all the time during the fall and winter. Consider this your new go-to!

This truly is the BEST and most PERFECT Apple Pie recipe you'll try! A simple shortcut makes this semi-homemade pie a cinch to prepare! Gooey, flavorful, perfectly spiced, tender apple filling with a buttery sugar-sprinkled crust. Save this recipe! This truly is the BEST and most PERFECT Apple Pie recipe you'll try! A simple shortcut makes this semi-homemade pie a cinch to prepare! Gooey, flavorful, perfectly spiced, tender apple filling with a buttery sugar-sprinkled crust. Save this recipe! What I love about this pie is that it uses a shortcut that will really help during the stressful time-crunch of holiday meal prep: refrigerated pie crusts. These things are a lifesaver in the kitchen, especially when you need appliances/counter space/everything else for other important components of your meal, like the turkey and sides. Of course, if you want to use your own homemade pie crust recipe, feel free!

The filling is the star here – made with two kinds of fresh apples, and lots of sugar & spice, the filling mixture thickens as it cooks and cools and has so much flavor.

This truly is the BEST and most PERFECT Apple Pie recipe you'll try! A simple shortcut makes this semi-homemade pie a cinch to prepare! Gooey, flavorful, perfectly spiced, tender apple filling with a buttery sugar-sprinkled crust. Save this recipe! Now pardon my slightly ghetto lattice crust, but truth be told, lattice crusts make me nervous since it requires lots of geometry and rocket science and stuff (or maybe I’m just really freakin’ stupid), so I made a mock lattice crust which I think looks just as pretty. Sprinkle on some coarse sugar before baking to really make this pie spectacular.

So whether or not you’re antsy for Thanksgiving, or you just want a slice of stick-to-your-ribs apple pie, save this recipe!

This truly is the BEST and most PERFECT Apple Pie recipe you'll try! A simple shortcut makes this semi-homemade pie a cinch to prepare! Gooey, flavorful, perfectly spiced, tender apple filling with a buttery sugar-sprinkled crust. Save this recipe!

The BEST (and Perfect) Classic Apple Pie
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This truly is the BEST and most perfect Apple Pie recipe you'll try! The secret shortcut makes it a breeze to make.
Ingredients
  • 2 (14.1 oz) pkgs refrigerated pie crusts, almost to room temperature
  • 2 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced
  • 2 lbs Gala or Pink Lady apples, peeled, cored & sliced
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Coarse sugar for garnish
  • FOR CINNAMON WHIPPED CREAM:
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease a 9" deep dish pie plate with cooking spray. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the apples, sugars, spices, and salt. Let sit for 30 minutes, then drain the apple mixture, discarding the liquid. Toss the apples with the cornstarch.
  2. On a flat, clean work surface, stack two pie crusts together and roll them out with a rolling pin until you get a 12"-13" circle. Gently drape the pie crust over the pie plate and pat in the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Fill with the apple mixture.
  3. With the remaining pie crusts, stack again and roll out to about a 10" circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 1" strips. In a striped pattern, lay the strips a couple centimeters apart on the top of the apple surface. Brush the pie strips lightly with the egg wash. Going in a horizontal pattern, stagger the other pie strips and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle liberally with the coarse sugar.
  4. Tent the edges of the pie with foil or pie shields, and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Reduce your oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 50-60 minutes more until the top is light golden and the filling is bubbly. Cool for at least 1 hour before serving.
  5. To make your cinnamon whipped cream: with a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer, whip the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and cinnamon together on high speed for about 5 minutes or until soft peaks form.

This truly is the BEST and most PERFECT Apple Pie recipe you'll try! A simple shortcut makes this semi-homemade pie a cinch to prepare! Gooey, flavorful, perfectly spiced, tender apple filling with a buttery sugar-sprinkled crust. Save this recipe! A classic, semi-homemade pie like this never goes out of style!

This truly is the BEST and most PERFECT Apple Pie recipe you'll try! A simple shortcut makes this semi-homemade pie a cinch to prepare! Gooey, flavorful, perfectly spiced, tender apple filling with a buttery sugar-sprinkled crust. Save this recipe! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

Super Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These SUPER EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie! They come together in minutes and are SO delicious, impressive, and perfect!Want a quick and EASY pumpkin recipe that’s sure to impress? Check out these Super Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars! They come together in a flash and are so irresistible! They taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie in a crowd-friendly bar!

First pumpkin recipe of the season, say holla!

Or don’t, because ‘holla’ makes me feel like I’m 80 and still living in 2005.

But we should still celebrate with the first pumpkin recipe of the season, and I know exactly how I’m going to celebrate: by eating all of these bars.

I originally posted these (with horrid photos, natch) a few years ago… but when I was fall recipe planning for 2017, I realized I should repost them with bigger, better, awesome-r photos, so here we are!

I cannot stress enough how EASY these bars are. They practically make themselves with very little work from you. There’s no water bath. There’s no worrying about ugly cracks in the cheesecake. There’s no fanciness or fussiness. Just mouthwatering Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars.

These SUPER EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie! They come together in minutes and are SO delicious, impressive, and perfect!Here’s the low-down: The crust is a box of pound cake mix, which you can find in the cake mix/baking aisle at most grocers. Mix it up with an egg, some butter, and some spices, then press it into your pan. There’s your crust!

For the pumpkin filling, it gets even easier: cream up some cream cheese, then mix in pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, some eggs, and more spice. Once it’s smooth and luscious and practically illegal in all 50 states, pour it over the crust and bake. Badabing, badaboom.

These SUPER EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie! They come together in minutes and are SO delicious, impressive, and perfect!Of course, like any pumpkin recipe, the whipped cream on top is not optional. But go crazy once they’re done by drizzling on chocolate or caramel sauces, sprinkling with a little extra cinnamon or nutmeg, or even serving it up with some ice cream (salted caramel, anyone?).

But if you’re looking for an easy, impressive dessert that’s sure to please a crowd, you’ve got to give these bars a try!

These SUPER EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie! They come together in minutes and are SO delicious, impressive, and perfect!

Super Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
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These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are practically no-fail and SO EASY. The crust and filling comes together quickly, resulting in a gooey, perfect cheesecake bar that tastes just like pumpkin pie!
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • One (16 oz) pkg pound cake mix
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • One (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature
  • One (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • One (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Whipped cream for garnish, optional but recommended
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13x9" rectangular baking pan with cooking spray; set aside briefly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the crust ingredients until moist crumbs form. Press the crust mixture evenly on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minutes. Add in the condensed milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, and spice and beat slowly until smooth and incorporated. Pour the filling mixture over the crust and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center is set and not jiggly.
  4. Cool the bars in the pan until room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up before cutting into bars. Garnish with whipped cream before serving.

These SUPER EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie! They come together in minutes and are SO delicious, impressive, and perfect!Creamy, perfectly spiced, and ultra pumpkin-y bars that are a show-stopper! You’ve got to give these a whirl!

These SUPER EASY Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars taste like a cross between creamy cheesecake and gooey pumpkin pie! They come together in minutes and are SO delicious, impressive, and perfect! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

No-Bake Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie)

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! This Frozen Rosé Pie is INCREDIBLE. It tastes just like rosé wine but in a creamy, cool no-bake PIE!

Rosé is officially taking the world by storm and I am living for it.

Finally – a widely accepted sweet drink, because apparently I’m still childish enough to order sickeningly sweet alcoholic beverages with every meal. I’ll do me, okay?

What I’m saying is: I only drink sweet when it comes to alcohol. Moscato, sugary rosé, a fruity Riesling… it’s all good and I’ll drink it with anything, anytime, anywhere.

(Somewhere, a wino is wrinkling their nose at the idea of me drinking Moscato with a spaghetti Bolognese but I don’t care. Wrinkle away, sommeliers!)

And lately, frosé (or Frozen Rosé if ya didn’t catch on) is kind of having a major moment. I’ve seen rosé wine slurpees at wineries, and I’ve seen numerous bloggers take their own spin on a fruity slushy with it. It is EVERYWHERE, on every menu, in every city and if you haven’t stepped into the pink side, you ought to!

So, let me break down this Frosé Pie for you: it has a cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk base which is beaten to smithereens until it’s super creamy and luscious. Then you beat in your rosé wine – but here’s the kicker. Make sure the rosé you use is low-alcohol. Why? Because if you’ve ever tried freezing alcohol, it doesn’t work too well, so a low-alcohol wine is a must in order for this pie to work and solidify in the freezer. Got it? Yay! Moving along…

Beat in some Chambord, because really, why the hell not?, and a little bit of strawberry gelatin powder to help the pie stabilize, and give it a touch of sweetness and strawberry flavor. You could omit the gelatin if needed, but if you have problems with Jell-O, that really sounds like a non-problem and you should probably move on.

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! Lastly, fold in some whipped topping. Now somewhere, someone is wrinkling their nose that I said “whipped topping” but really, this is the answer to this pie. You could totally use stabilized whipped cream if you want to make that instead, but whipped topping is convenient and as far as I know, it hasn’t killed anyone, so maybe back off on the haterade?

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! Pour the goodness that is a rosé-wine flavored pie into a prepared pie crust and – here’s the hard part – let it freeze for at least 8 hours so the wine and Chambord have a second to solidify in the pie filling. Then cut it, garnish it with Chambord whipped cream and lots of fresh berries.

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! The result is a cool and creamy pie with a silky-smooth texture and a robust, sweet, fruity rosé wine flavor. Seriously, this tastes just like rosé but in an ice-cream-esque pie. You must try this!

Bottoms up!

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect!

5.0 from 2 reviews
No-Bake Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie)
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This Frosé Pie (aka frozen rosé pie) is PHENOMENAL. Cool and creamy with an ice cream-y texture and a robust, sweet and fruity rosé wine flavor throughout! A must-make for the summertime!
Ingredients
  • One 9" prepared pie crust (Nilla Wafer, or graham cracker)
  • 6 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • One (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 oz rosé wine (make sure the wine you choose is low-alcohol. For this, I loved Stella Rosa brand's "Stella Pink")
  • 2 Tbsp Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp strawberry or raspberry Jell-O powder
  • One (8-oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chambord
  • Fresh raspberries and/or strawberries
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk with a handheld electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in the rosé wine, gently adding a little wine at a time, followed by the Chambord and strawberry gelatin powder. Finally fold in the whipped topping (or stabilized whipped cream, if using) until combined and uniform in color, making sure to get the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Pour into the prepared pie crust and freeze for at least 8 HOURS or overnight. This ensures the alcohol in the pie has time to solidify adequately before serving.
  3. Just before serving, make the Chambord whipped cream: in a medium-large bowl, beat together the heavy whipping cream, confectioners' sugar, and Chambord together until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes. Spread onto the top of the pie and garnish with raspberries. Store leftovers in the freezer and let sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! The Stella Rosa “Stella Pink” wine has aromatic fruity flavors like juicy strawberries, raspberries, and delicate rose petals. Because it has a low-alcohol content, it helps stay frozen in the pie filling. Any brand will do, but make sure it’s low-alcohol, ‘kay? Save the harder stuff for drinking!

Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect! Introducing Frozen Rosé Pie (AKA, Frosé Pie!). A cool and creamy no-bake pie with an ice cream-like texture and a robust, juicy, rosé wine flavor because it's made with real rosé and Chambord liqueur! Easy, impressive and perfect!

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, Stella Rosa and Chambord don’t know I exist which makes me sad. This post is not compensated by them; I just love their rosé wine and it worked beautifully in this recipe. 

The Best Fresh Strawberry Pie

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!

This is – hands down – the Best Fresh Strawberry Pie I’ve ever made or tasted before! A buttery, flaky pie crust filled to the brim with bright, juicy red strawberries and a sinfully sweet strawberry glaze. Whipped cream on top is mandatory!

Does anyone else watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise?

I am newly hooked on it, after watching Nick Viall’s season and cursing my way through the whole Corinne situation. And now, I’m loving Rachel’s season so far! She has a good pick of guys, that’s for sure. (Uh, minus the Whaboom/Whack-A-Mole/Wazzzup guy. He’s a little… medicated. Or rather, needs to be medicated).

It got me thinking: maybe should try out to be the next Bachelorette? I mean, can you imagine? The first plus-size, heavily tattooed, glasses-wearing person. I SMELL SOMETHING GROUND-BREAKING HERE. ABC producers, call me.

But then I wondered: what would our dates be? Please tell me the ABC producers come up with that stuff, because if it were up to me, we’d be bowling or going to Disneyland for every date. And actually, you can probably tell a lot about someone if they endure Disneyland with you. Screaming children, pushy stroller people, tourists galore, musty Pirates smell…

ACTUALLY THAT’S A GREAT IDEA.

Like this week’s relay race, you can have a Disneyland version. Obstacles include: Leap-frogging and/or javelining over a series of slow-moving strollers, pinning the right Mickey hat on the right kid, who can clean up a spilled Dole Whip the fastest, best end-of-roller-coaster-camera picture, most churros consumed in one sitting, who doesn’t toss their cookies on a broken and out-of-control Teacup… I’m sensing a really good date idea here, ABC! (Seriously, call me).

Also, are there requirements to being a Bachelorette? Like, is it required that we all have Michelle Obama-status arms like Rachel? Or that we all wear itty-bitty shorts a la JoJo? Can I spontaneously break out in song and dance? Am I allowed to wear tutus and Doc Martens?

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!Anyway, while I ponder my new life as a wannabe Bachelorette, I made myself (and you, duh) some Fresh Strawberry Pie to consume. It is BANANAS, y’all. (Er, well, BERRIES*).

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!This pie is filled to the absolute brim with fresh, juicy, red strawberries and coated in a sweet and simple strawberry glaze which sweetens the pie a little but also helps keep it together and cut evenly. I chose to serve my strawberry pie in a classic pastry crust (which is pre-baked), but if you want to keep this entirely no-bake, use a graham cracker crust. Or, OOH! Maybe an Oreo cookie crust? GIRL YASS.

Whatever you do, make this pie and vote for your new fave Bachelorette (AKA me).

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!

5.0 from 1 reviews
The Best Fresh Strawberry Pie
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This Fresh Strawberry Pie is loaded with bright, juicy strawberries and a sweet and simple glaze. So perfect for summertime!
Ingredients
  • One frozen 9" deep dish pie crust
  • One (6 ounce) box strawberry gelatin
  • 1 & ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 & ½ cups water
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries, hulled and halved if large
  • For garnish: sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place the frozen pie crust onto a cookie sheet, which will make it easier to remove from the oven. Prick holes all over the pie crust bottom and sides with a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the gelatin, sugar, and cornstarch until combined. Add in the water and lemon zest, whisking to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for one minute exactly, stirring constantly. Take off the heat and bring the mixture to room temperature.
  3. Place all the berries into the pie crust shell. Pour the glaze evenly over the berries. Refrigerate until firm, about 2-3 hours. Serve with freshly whipped cream or whipped topping.

*adapted from Southern Dishes and Desserts magazine

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe!This pie is so flavorful with a hint of freshness from the lemon zest and filled with bountiful, beautiful berries! No summer cookout will be complete without this pie!

This is the BEST Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe ever!! Flaky, buttery pie crust filled to the brim with beautiful, bountiful, juicy red strawberries and a sweet and simple strawberry glaze. Perfect alone or topped with whipped cream! A great and EASY summertime recipe! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

 

No-Bake Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie

This NO-BAKE Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie combines all the classic flavors of ambrosia in one unique and EASY pie! Filled with fruit cocktail, pineapple, cherries, and mandarin oranges, it's topped with a marshmallow whipped cream. So simple and no-bake! Calling all ambrosia lovers! This No-Bake Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie is absolutely DIVINE. A cool & creamy cheesecake filled with fruit cocktail for a classic ambrosia flavor with a twist!

So confession: when I was making this pie, my family all rolled their eyes.

“Ambrosia is kind of… well, an oldie-timey recipe,” they said gently. “Like, only older people eat it,” they added. “I don’t think it’ll do well on your site.”

But because I’m an Aquarian I was like, thanks but no thanks for your opinion, I’m going rogue and making it anyway. Then I threw up a deuce and dropped an invisible mic while they all stared at me and wondered when the guys in white come to take me to an institution.

Growing up, we always had every holiday meal at my Grammie Pat’s house. And every. single. time. she made ambrosia. I didn’t know it as “ambrosia” though – just fruit salad, as Grammie called it. It wasn’t until I was older and received a kid’s cookbook that called it “ambrosia” and I was forever hooked on this fancy name for a not-so-fancy dish.

Sometimes Grammie would switch things up and make a mandarin orange ambrosia, or a pistachio one. Those admittedly weren’t my fave because they lacked the best part of an ambrosia: THE CHERRIES. DUH.

This pie has ALL the classic flavors of ambrosia into one unique pie that’s sure to please a crowd… and not just the more mature crowd, I promise!

This NO-BAKE Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie combines all the classic flavors of ambrosia in one unique and EASY pie! Filled with fruit cocktail, pineapple, cherries, and mandarin oranges, it's topped with a marshmallow whipped cream. So simple and no-bake! Filled with fruit cocktail (with extra cherries, obvi), mandarin oranges, and pineapple, it’s creamy, cool, light & fluffy… and NO-BAKE which rocks since it’s warming up outside. I know ambrosia typically has marshmallows (at least Grammie Pat’s does!), but because I had already stuffed the insides of this cheesecake pie with fruit, I added the marshmallow creme to the whipped cream on top – oh yes I did. *invisible mic drop*

The result? Pure heaven. Grammie approves.

This NO-BAKE Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie combines all the classic flavors of ambrosia in one unique and EASY pie! Filled with fruit cocktail, pineapple, cherries, and mandarin oranges, it's topped with a marshmallow whipped cream. So simple and no-bake!

No-Bake Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie
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This Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie is entirely no-bake and SO delicious! Perfect for spring and summertime, it's a fun twist on the original potluck dish.
Ingredients
  • One (9" round) prepared graham cracker or Nilla wafer crust
  • One (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can fruit cocktail, chopped & drained
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped & drained
  • 1 small can mandarin oranges, chopped & drained
  • 4 oz crushed pineapple, drained (1/2 of an 8 ounce can)
  • ½ tub of Cool Whip, thawed (half of an 8-ounce tub)
  • FOR MARSHMALLOW WHIPPED CREAM:
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup marshmallow creme
  • Additional cherries, shredded coconut, pecans, or marshmallows for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Beat in the chopped fruit cocktail, chopped maraschino cherries, chopped mandarin oranges, and drained pineapple until combined, about 20 seconds. Lastly, fold in the whipped topping until combined.
  2. Spread the mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth out the top. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set before serving.
  3. Before serving, make your marshmallow whipped cream: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add in the marshmallow creme and beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe the marshmallow whipped cream on top of the pie and garnish with additional fruit, nuts, marshmallows, if using. Store in the fridge.

This NO-BAKE Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie combines all the classic flavors of ambrosia in one unique and EASY pie! Filled with fruit cocktail, pineapple, cherries, and mandarin oranges, it's topped with a marshmallow whipped cream. So simple and no-bake! I love that this cheesecake pie is totally customizable! If you don’t like certain fruits in fruit cocktail, make your own blend! If your classic ambrosia had pecans, add those! It’s super easy and guaranteed to please!

This NO-BAKE Ambrosia Cheesecake Pie combines all the classic flavors of ambrosia in one unique and EASY pie! Filled with fruit cocktail, pineapple, cherries, and mandarin oranges, it's topped with a marshmallow whipped cream. So simple and no-bake! Want more fruity desserts? Try these! 

These Raspberry Lemonade Gooey Bars are amazing! Layers of zesty lemon cake mix topped with a gooey fresh raspberry filling! Tastes like summertime in an easy dessert that feeds a crowd!Raspberry Lemonade Gooey Bars

This is the BEST Banana Pudding Pie EVER! Promise :) Layers of sweet Nilla Wafers, fresh bananas, a creamy, smooth-as-silk banana pudding and homemade whipped cream come together in this easy, simple pie!Best Banana Pudding Pie

This Lemon Almond Crumb Cake is exceptional! Moist, buttery lemony cake topped with a butter, brown sugar & almond streusel. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert!Lemon Almond Crumb Cake

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Red, White & Blueberry Pie Bars (Kuchen)

Red, White and Blueberry Pie Bars: similar to kuchen, these cake-like pie bars are swirled with cherry and blueberry pie filling and drizzled with a lemony glaze. So easy, feeds a crowd and makes a big batch, and perfect for summertime festivities! These Red, White & Blueberry Pie Bars are so festive and fun any time of year, but especially for Memorial Day and Fourth of July! Similar to kuchen with swirls of cherries and blueberries!

I cannot believe it, but I went swimming for the first time in 10 years yesterday.

What brought on this monumental occasion? The fact that Sacramento hit 100 degrees already.

Meanwhile, I have friends in Minnesota who said it’s 46 and freezing there. So. Wanna trade me, Minneapolites?

A little back story real quick…

In junior high and high school, I used to dye my hair crazy rainbow colors. I had a new color about every month or two and it required severe bleaching of my entire head of hair every single time. Miraculously, my hair never felt damaged or fell out, even though my mom threatened that’d happen. (Still wasn’t worried; I was actually kinda excited for the possibility of wigs).

And because some of these dye jobs cost me (and my mom) quite a pretty penny, I never wanted to ruin my beautiful kaleidoscopic hair by dunking it in chlorine. So I spent summers avoiding the pool completely, because I found that once I waded in the pool without going under, I was more tempted to get my whole head wet, too. And dingy chlorine hair on pretty pastel pinks or vibrant purples was no bueno.

So even though my Grammie lived two doors down from us and had her very own (gorgeous) pool, I stayed away as if it were contaminated and preferred to cool down in an air-conditioned house.

But now that I live in an apartment complex and I have to pay for my own A/C *cries*, I wanted another way to cool down… so I took to the complex pool when no one was in it. It was nothing short of amazing, and I didn’t even go underwater (I’m platinum blonde now and not about to look like I dipped my hair in sewer water, thanks).

And now, if you need me, I’ll be lounging in the shade by the pool (if I’m not physically in the pool) for the rest of summertime. You know, with this attitude, I may actually enjoy the summer now… but don’t quote me yet 🙂

Since summer’s approaching, we’ve gotta start thinking backyard BBQs, pool parties, and the like. And with that (and Memorial Day/Fourth of July coming up), I figured these Red, White, and Blueberry Pie Bars were PERFECT to kick off the unofficial start of summah!

These bars are similar to cherry kuchen, which has a cakier texture than a pie-texture. These bars are a little more on the cakey side, but they’re still moist and chewy and delicious. They’re swirled with cherry and blueberry pie fillings and topped with a sweet lemony glaze.

Red, White and Blueberry Pie Bars: similar to kuchen, these cake-like pie bars are swirled with cherry and blueberry pie filling and drizzled with a lemony glaze. So easy, feeds a crowd and makes a big batch, and perfect for summertime festivities! Red, White and Blueberry Pie Bars: similar to kuchen, these cake-like pie bars are swirled with cherry and blueberry pie filling and drizzled with a lemony glaze. So easy, feeds a crowd and makes a big batch, and perfect for summertime festivities! Oh, and they’re delicious and feed a crowd. WIN.

(Psst: they also taste great by the pool)

Red, White and Blueberry Pie Bars: similar to kuchen, these cake-like pie bars are swirled with cherry and blueberry pie filling and drizzled with a lemony glaze. So easy, feeds a crowd and makes a big batch, and perfect for summertime festivities! *adapted from Taste of Home

4.0 from 1 reviews
Red, White & Blueberry Pie Bars (Kuchen)
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These Red, White and Blueberry Pie Bars combine the flavors of cherry and blueberry pie in one unique, hand-held bar! Great for feeding a crowd!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • One (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
  • ½ of a 21 oz can blueberry pie filling (see Note below for what to do with the rest!)
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and salt until creamy & fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, followed by the extracts. Lastly, beat in the flour. The dough will be VERY sticky.
  3. Spread 3 cups of the dough in the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with the cherry pie filling evenly. Dot the cherry pie surface with the blueberry pie filling and gently swirl together with the back of a spoon. Drop the remaining dough by the teaspoonfuls over the top of the fillings.
  4. Bake for approx. 30-37 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Cool completely in the pan.
  5. For the glaze, mix the confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, and lemon juice together until pourable. Pour over the tops of the bars before cutting into squares.
  6. NOTE: Use the remaining pie filling in the following ways (or eat it with a spoon!): blend into a milkshake (try vanilla ice cream with graham crackers), fold it in with Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream for a mousse, top an ice cream sundae with it, make mini pies with it, or swirl it into homemade ice cream!

Red, White and Blueberry Pie Bars: similar to kuchen, these cake-like pie bars are swirled with cherry and blueberry pie filling and drizzled with a lemony glaze. So easy, feeds a crowd and makes a big batch, and perfect for summertime festivities! Festive, perfect for picnics or BBQs and delicious, these pie bars are sure to win everyone over!

Red, White and Blueberry Pie Bars: similar to kuchen, these cake-like pie bars are swirled with cherry and blueberry pie filling and drizzled with a lemony glaze. So easy, feeds a crowd and makes a big batch, and perfect for summertime festivities! Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley