Serving This Week 8-3 To 8-7-2020
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 8-3 to 8-7 on my blog. On Tuesday was Banana Cream Pie with Hazelnut Crust. Wednesday was Apple Crumb Pie. Thursday was Maple Pecan Pie. And winding up this week was my No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie with Oreo Crust. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 7-27 to 7-31-2020
Everyone loves banana cream pie!
This pie reminds me of when I was first married.
In those days of the early 70’s it was expected that every bride had recipes to make, but none that would turn out and not be burned.
And this pie was on my to do list as a sure fire way to disprove that notion.
That is. Until it didn’t.
But what really sets it apart is the hazelnut crust. And the crust is simple to make: add chopped hazelnuts to a just-add-water crust mix. Just one more taste sensation to add to your holiday menu!
Making the filling from scratch wasn’t too hard. I was used to making baked goods with my grandma.
But crusts were NOT my thing. It didn’t matter what the crust. I couldn’t pull it off. And I still rely on my daughter-in-law to come to the rescue.
Needless to say I can’t even do a store bought crust if I need to bake it.
I have since learned how to make an awesome No Bake Oreo Cookie Crust or a nice basic Graham Cracker Crust.
This one though was the worst of my life. It was dry. Didn’t fit the pan. Thin, and charred. And that was probably the nicest things I can say about it.
After my so wonderful husband spooned the filling out and finished his slice he smiled. He just explained that he had eaten a late lunch and is stomach had no more room.
Yes. No room for that crust!! LOL.
Nowadays I have perfected my Banana Cream Pie. The fresh bananas and other ingredients make for a light and creamy filling.
And the hazelnut crust is still made by my daughter-in-law.
Not only my husband loves this pie but so does my extended family.
Like almost of my desserts, this pie travels well.
I have taken it to a church auction and it sold for $50.00!
It wasn’t the highest price given though. My daughter-in-laws pie went for $75.00.
Brown sugar and oatmeal crumbles sit majestically atop perfectly plump and tender apples.
Juicy and warm, this pie goes perfectly with the french vanilla ice cream.
This Apple Crumb Pie is perfect for a bake sale, welcoming a new neighbor, or taking to a family reunion
. A nice cold glass of milk pairs perfectly with the warm and sweet apples.
You will love serving this crumb topped pie.
Every bite of crumb will wake up your taste buds as you taste each piece.
Picking your own fresh apples add an additional personal act to this pie.
Imagine your family and guests reaction when they are made aware of all the extra touches you added making this dessert special.
One more perk for making this Apple Crumb pie is the fact in can be frozen and baked later.
This allows you to keep all the prep work and cleanup out of way so you can prepare the rest of the meal.
I found one promising recipe in an old issue of Gourmet that used maple syrup instead of corn syrup.
Maple and pecans go amazingly well together.
And this recipe sounded like a winner right off the bat.
The ingredient list is short and the method here is dead easy.
The only real change I made to the original recipe was in the nuts.
I used more nuts than the recipe called for and used pecans that had been previously roasted and salted.
This change from fresh picked pecans gives a deeper flavor to the entire pie.
Pecan pie is definitely a sweet dessert.
But A distinct salty And sweet is better in my book.
And using slightly salty pecans gives the pie a nice balance.
It also is a perfect choice when you are craving a weet and salty snack.
All you need to do is make your slice smaller than when served as a dessert.
This Maple Pecan Pie travels well.
It is a delicious and unique option for a church bazaar, family holiday or just to serve after a friendly dinner.
My family loves pie. And this Maple Pecan is requested regularly.
I know your family will love it as much as mine!
Entice your taste buds with this silky chocolate cream pie.
Creamy chocolate pudding, Oreo Crust, and Cool Whip! And you can even buy a premade crust in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. What could be easier to make for dessert?
How easy can a pie be? This dessert will be welcomed at every school and church function, bake sale, card party or family gathering not because it is so light and smooth.
But because it is homemade it is a special option for dessert.
And YOU made it! Can I hear a Way to go, Mom?
This pie travels very well. My family loves me to bring it for the dessert table.
The presence of this No Bake Chocolate Cream Pie in the coveted top tier shows just how much your family cares.
I have even been told, (jokingly?) that I was invited if I agreed to bring this delicious dessert.
In any event, if the family wants this pies then I will make it.
If you want to make the No Bake Oreo Cookie Crust it works even better than the store bought!