Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Confession…I LOVE pie! I love pie more than cake, candy, pastries, cookies or any other dessert!  I think for me it’s not only because it tastes good but because I grew up eating a lot of pie!  It seems to me that my grandma, who lived with us when I was little, was baking pies every week...I could be wrong but I know she made them at least every other week!  I think pie is my ultimate comfort food because of that.  I think I’m not alone in thinking this either.  I asked a few people if they had a choice of cake or pie what would they choose and a lot of people said pie! 
When I got the opportunity from BlogHer and the people at Marie Callender’s to try their Dutch Apple pie I couldn’t resist.  They told me that their pies are made from a scratch crust, are wholesome and with a homemade quality.
Honestly, I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did!  Just baking it was great! My place smelled amazing! There is nothing better than the smell of apple and spices filling your home this time of year!  I’ve tried apple pies from my grocery store bakeries in the past and I wasn’t impressed. The apples were hard and there wasn’t much flavor. I was really amazed with the Marie Callendar’s Dutch Apple Pie, the apples were cooked perfectly, it was sweet just like I like it and I could taste all the wonderful cinnamon and apple pie spices.  Seriously, I did not expect it to taste so good!

I served mine with some vanilla ice cream and my secret is to add a little freshly-grated nutmeg on top of the ice cream.  If you haven’t tried fresh nutmeg you must!  It adds so much.  This is what a nutmeg grater looks like if you haven’t seen one.
 I have a funny story about freshly-grated nutmeg.  When my daughter was young and at a home day care I went to pick her up one day and her day care provider said “I have to ask you something”.  I was a little worried and then she said “What is fresh nutmeg?”  I laughed…my daughter was a foodie at 6 years old.  Her babysitter gave her some eggnog and my daughter had asked her for fresh nutmeg on it! The baby sitter only knew of the stuff in the jar!  To me that has no flavor!  Fresh nutmeg on vanilla ice cream on top of apple pie is the best!!!
I now plan to have some of these on hand in my freezer because it’s always good to have something on hand to serve unexpected guests when they arrive. The Dutch Apple is 100% Fresh Fuji Apples, Made-from-Scratch Crust, Brown Sugar Streusel, Baked to Perfection!  There is nothing better than the smell of apple pie baking in the oven…again that just brings me back to my childhood! 
Now for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card, tell me in the comments below, what family quality time could you do with your family while enjoying a Marie Callender's pie?


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130 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

We could enjoy my husband's birthday with pie.

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kellyr78 said...

We could play board games while enjoying pie.
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Sandy A said...

Coloring pictures with my Grandchildren...

elizabeth said...

Good pie and conversation with our family around the table, what's not to love about that!

Pamela Groppe said...

Eating Razzleberry pie with my Honey is a celebration in itself! That reminds me I need to see if my local grocery store has any in stock yet. Mm, mm.

Tracy Patterson said...

Enjoying a fun game of UNO with the kids would be great to do while eating a slice of pie!

marcieolsen said...
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marcieolsen said...

Too funny!
That is my favorite "go to" dessert for company.
Pie always looks like effort has been made but really it's
So easy .
The Dutch Apple and the Razzleberry are my favorites!!

JC said...

Family game and movie night is perfect to enjoy a Marie Callender's pie.
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JC said...

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Well Dressed Cupcakes said...

I love pie! Apple is a faMILY Favorite but I Love them All. W have a new home and there is nothing better than having everyone over to sit at our table and just enjoy each other.

robin said...

We could watch a family movie while eating pie!

Lexie said...

My Mom and I would bake one of these while having high tea so of course we had whipped cream to while we watch Agatha Christie mysteries!!!! Being English we melted sharp cheddar cheese on top. Deliciousness abound!!!

Susanne Hefner said...

We would have a pie while taking a break from decorating the tree. Thank you for the giveaway.

Julie Wood said...

I would enjoy a pie for my son's birthday this month and have his friends over and serve pie to them at his birthday party!

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Julie Wood said...

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Joan McAllister said...

My sister demands Marie Calendar Pumpkin Pie for thanksgiving over my husband's homemade.

gadawn57 said...

My Mom, Dad and I would enjoy one of these Dutch Apple pies, sitting and watching PBS Masterpiece together (we love to watch those together; Mom is 80, Dad is 89 and I am... well, never mind about that). And we would enjoy it!!

Pam Lauren said...

Mmmm! Apple pie! my favorite! I think I would use it for my annual New Years Eve party. I like the idea of pie rather than cake!

Jennifer@Pieces of Me said...

Dutch Apple pie is delicious! I've grown up picking up pies from Marie Callendars. Saving the tins and getting another pie. When we were children my dad would pick up the pie after work and we would go grab a puzzle and enjoy a slice. I've been trying to keep that tradition going with my kids too...

Jennifer Hayden said...

I would love Apple Pie for the Christmas girls' get together!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I usually just take a fork and a Marie Calendar pie to my recliner for an evening watching Downton Abby
I like the small frozen pies also

Natalie said...

We could sit down to delicious pie and ice cream while watching movies! yarbr012@gmail.com

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Ann said...

My husband LOVES apple pie...and his birthday is Christmas Eve. I could have a pie as his "birthday cake" and we could enjoy it while watching It's A Wonderful LIfe ! Merry Christmas to all ! agyjay@gmail.com

Madeline B said...

We could enjoy Marie Callender's pie while playing card games together.
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Madeline B said...

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

We could enjoy the Marie Callender's pie with a cup of tea while playing Scrabble at the kitchen table. Oh, that sounds so good! (delightfulrepast at aol dot com) And the $100 Visa gift card would come in soooo handy for some much-needed home fixes we're tackling.

imbigwillie said...

We could play a board game.

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the cape on the corner said...

we always talk about doing a game night, and i'm pretty sure game night goes with pie!
thanks!
b

Elisabeth said...

These pies would be great for New Years Eve with our family!

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Elisabeth said...

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Elle said...

We could have a fun family game night while enjoying Marie Callender's pie!
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Elle said...

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Lisa Brown said...

We would enjoy movie night with the pie as a family.

Lisa Brown said...

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Lisa Brown said...

We would enjoy our family movie night with these pies.

Lisa Brown said...

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Elena said...

we could play board games

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Elena said...

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steve weber said...

We could enjoy pie while watching a movie

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Mita said...

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Mita said...

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Mita said...

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Mita said...

Arts and crafts with my family

Mita said...

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Natasha Lamoreux said...

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Natasha Lamoreux said...

We celebrate with Maire Callenders pie every holiday. Its the only pre made pies i will buy. We could enjoy some warm apple pie ala mode during family movie night.

Shelly Peterson said...

We would enjoy eating pie at family game night.
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Shelly Peterson said...

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Tara said...

We would have a game night and eat pie!
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Betsy Barnes said...

My family loves playing Yahtzee, having a warm Marie Callender's pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream while playing would make for a great family time. #sweepstakes :)

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Betsy Barnes said...

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Kristen said...

I'm sure we'd all enjoy this pie at our upcoming family reunion.

Kristen said...

Tweeted
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latanya t said...

play outside more

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latanya t said...

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Pamela Groppe said...

Razzleberry is my favorite, though our local store does not carry it. I have to travel over an hour away to find it. Worth the trip though. Smother a luscious slice with cream and I am in heaven!

the cape on the corner said...

aww, i would love a good game night, taboo is my favorite.
thanks!
b

DistractedMommy said...

Eating this for dessert would definitely put a smile on our faces! Perfect Segway to game night!!
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DistractedMommy said...

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wigget said...

during family movie night

thisisliferemix said...

Definitely Sunday night dinner for dessert

thisisliferemix said...

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kari jasus said...

we will enjoy on of these pies at an upcoming anniversary party

kari jasus said...

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Sissysmom said...

Celebrating the birth of my Great Niece!! PS We love Marie Callender's ready made pie dough and use it all the time!!

Cindy Rasley said...

Enjoyed your post! There is N OTHING more comforting than pie! Marie Calenders has the best pie ever!! As well as their Chicken Pot Pie! Excellent! I would enjoy having pie and coffe with family and or friends and neighbors just like they did in the good ole days!

mmstarla said...

Pie has always been a favorite of me and my Nana. We love to enjoy a slice of pie or two after dinner while we discuss our day, or things going on in the world. We also love to watch a good movie together and enjoy a slice! Always such comforting and memorable times! starla.batesATyahooDOTcom

mmstarla said...

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Terra Sews said...

My kids all agree family dinners are better with dessert, and sometimes that dessert is Marie Callender's pie. mama.says.sew1 at gmail dot com

FireRunner2379 said...

We would play cards with the kids, they love rummy, while enjoying a Marie Callender's Turtle Pie!
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Kerry said...

We would love to enjoy pie while playing cards!
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Allison Swain said...

We would have this on game night.

Thanks for the chance to win

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Lexie said...

My Mom and I would prepare tea in one of her antique teapots with her homemade pies and watch our favorite movies. We loved to discuss different pies for each holiday and she would tell me the stories of making pies with her Grandma and her Mom. I have their rolling pins and I cherish them.

Lexie said...

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jessica holybee said...

Have a family game night with pies

ms-texas said...

my husband & I could celebrate our birthdays with a Marie Callendar's pie!

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ms-texas said...

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Anna Pry said...

pie would be a nice treat to have along with our family game nights
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Anna Pry said...

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Wanda McHenry said...

My husband and I would enjoy pie watching a good movie after a nice Sunday supper.
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Wanda McHenry said...

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mkjmc said...

We could take it and enjoy time with Grandma

mkjmc said...

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susan1215 said...

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Gina M WildOrchid said...

This would be perfect for our next family game night!
Thanks for the chance to win!

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MCantu1019 said...

My daughter's birthday.
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Kerry said...

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Rebecca W. said...

My kids would enjoy playing games and eating pie for dessert!

Rebecca W. said...

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Tamara said...

I would like to enjoy my upcoming birthday with one of these pies. They look scrumptious!
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Tamara said...

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Stephanie Phelps said...

We have family game night every friday and this would be so amazing to serve! We love pie. my4boysand1@gmail.com

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Amanda Sakovitz said...

We could enjoy it on the weekends

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Anastasia Fall said...

I'd love to just sit out on the porch, enjoying some pie with the kids and watching the fireflies! :) Just chatting and enjoying the fresh air and pretty lights :)
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susan1215 said...

We would enjoy movie and game night with the pie as a family.

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Betty C said...

Family movie night is great time for pie.

Betty C said...

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Jammie Morey said...

We would play cards, nothing like eating pie and playing cards. jammielmorey at gmail dot com

Jammie Morey said...

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Linda C. said...

We would enjoy movie night.

Linda C. said...

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Erica Best said...

i love to play lego as a family

Erica Best said...

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ellie said...

We enjoy pie and ice cream after little league games. The boys are always starving.

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ellie said...

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Birdie Bee said...

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Faithjacklynsweeps said...

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angie lilly said...

I would love to watch the sun set over the pine trees in our neighborhood with my hubby while eating a large slab of peach pie! mmm!!!
Angie
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Kathryn C said...

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Kathryn C said...

#SweepstakesEntry- comment

Definitely we could extend (& celebrate) the much appreciated & precious time we spend around the dinner table as a family by enjoying one of these delicious pies!

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slehan said...

I'd celebrate Leap Year Day with a Key Lime Pie! Any excuse for a Marie Callender pie!
Thanks for the contest.

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Barbara Montag said...

We would have a Marie Callender pie for our Sunday dinner dessert.
We are all together for that meal.
thank you

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Barbara Montag said...

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