This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mrs. Smith’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
When it comes to Christmas, everyone that knows me, knows I absolutely love to bake. I’ve been doing it since I was a preteen. To be honest, I’m obsessed — it all started when I took my first Home Ec class in junior high.
There’s just something about getting my hands covered in flour, squishing that dough and pulling baked goods from the oven. Then sinking my teeth into that tasty goodness. Ahh… it’s heavenly!
Thing is, now when the holiday season comes along, my time is very limited. I become so buried in work, shopping, and preparing that I miss a few things on my ‘to-do’ list. And that unfortunately includes some of the baking I had set out to do but didn’t.
So, where do I turn? My “fall back” is doing some semi-homemade goodies. They’re still baked in my oven, only prepared by someone else. And one go-to staple (when I don’t have the time) is Mrs. Smith’s pies. Certainly freshly made is ultimately best but a Mrs. Smith’s pie is second to none.
Most frozen pies require at least an hour of baking but what if that’s just too long? Yes, I’m guilty of procrastinating until the very last second and that’s why I was extremely thrilled to find Mrs. Smith’s pre-baked pies in my local grocery store. Say what?!
Yep, for those who don’t like or want to bake or just simply don’t have any time to spare, you can now get a variety of Mrs. Smith’s pies that are prebaked. These babies only take 25-30 minutes in the oven and they’re done. And if that’s still not good enough, pop one (still frozen) in the refrigerator overnight and you can eat it the next day — no oven necessary.
Now how’s THAT for a quick dessert? Awesome, right?
Mrs. Smith’s pre-baked pies come in 8 yummy varieties:
Our nearest retailer carried the dutch apple, cherry and pumpkin varieties and we chose the dutch apple and cherry– 2 of hubby’s favorites.
I opted to pop both in the oven because there’s just nothing like a warm pie on a cold winter day. Our home smelled SO sweet and tantalizing throughout baking. Mmmm… we couldn’t wait to dig in!
After removing the pies from the oven I placed them on a cooling rack and as tough as it was, I allowed them to cool down for 20 minutes before cutting.
To spice things up just a bit and make them my own, I drizzled a little warmed premade caramel ice cream topping over a some of the Dutch Apple Pie and whipped up a quick batch of sugar glaze to drizzle over the Cherry Pie and remaining Dutch Apple Pie. They looked SO pretty and mouth watering.
For store bought, frozen pies, these are quite tasty, especially the dutch apple pie with caramel sauce. It’s full of chunky fruit. They’re a true lifesaver, especially this time of year.
If you’re in need of some help with your holiday baking or hosting this year, grab a few Mrs. Smith’s pre-baked pies, take ’em home and make them your own. Chances are, your guests may not even notice they’re not homemade. hehee!
In conjunction with the Operation HomeFront, Mrs. Smith’s is offering free e-cards for your family and friends. When you send an e-card, you and your recipient each receive a coupon good for $1 off the purchase of a Mrs. Smith’s pie.
Plus, for each pie purchased in December, Mrs. Smith’s is donating $1, as well as pies to Operation HomeFront.
Giving is caring!
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