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January 8, 2011

America's Favorite Pie and a Giveaway!!

I am soooo excited to share this post with you all!! I have been provided with a great package from Pillsbury through My Blog Spark. I love it when I get to do one of these!! Blog Spark is one of the greatest things I've found in this blog world!!

I was asked to visit an apple orchard and make an apple pie using several items that were provided to me. Here's what was in the package:
Yep - A coupon for a free Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, a Pyrex pie plate, an apple cutting board, a Pillsbury hot pad, the cutest measuring cups with an egg separator and an apple slicer/corer.  Love Love Love this package!!

Soooo, my daughter and I got started today and made an apple pie.  I will tell you up front that I am NOT an apple pie fan.  I am however a HUGE fan of my Mamaw's Famous Apple Pie.  You'll see what makes it so special in a moment.

First, the ingredients:
How can you go wrong with sugar, cinnamon, flour, butter and apples?  Got to be good!!!

First task is to core and slice all of the apples

This little handy dandy tool made it soooo easy!!

My daughter wanted in on the action as well!

Then I peeled all of the slices.

Oops.....BUSTED!

Now, hang on to your hats folks because this is where my apple pie is different from all the rest!!!  My Mamaw never cut up her apples into slices or into chunks and threw them into a pie crust and baked it.  NO WAY!!  That is why I do not like apple pie.  I HATE to bite into a big piece of baked apple.  Here is what my clever Mamaw did:

That's right!!!  She shredded the apples.  Back in her day she didn't have the convenience of a food processor.  She shredded them using an old cheese grater.  Trust me, IT'S TRULY DIVINE!!


Daughter again had to get into the action.  She only wants to do the "fun" part!!  haha

Then it was time to roll out the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.  This crust is so easy to deal with.  I must admit I love to make homemade crust and have a super easy recipe but using this product means NO MESS!!

I unrolled the pie crust from the package right onto the pie plate.  EASY!


This is what the apples look like all shredded. 

Now it's time to fill the pie crust with the shredded apples!  Yum-O

Then you completely SMOTHER your apples with a sugar, cinnamon and flour mixture.  Even bigger YUM-O!

Now I'm just covering the pie with a top crust.
I forgot a step here.  You're supposed to slice up half a stick of butter and put chunks all over the top of the smothered apples, along with a tablespoon of vanilla. 

Pinch the sides to make it look beautiful!

 
AND, there you have it!  A beautiful apple pie ready to bake!!

Here is the pie fully baked and a piece already stolen!!  This is such a delicious pie!  I can't get enough of it!!

A very special thank you to Pillsbury and Blog Spark for providing  me with this opportunity to review the Pillsbury pie crust and make a delicious dessert for my family to enjoy!!  I really enjoy using the pie crust that Pillsbury makes!! 

If you would like to make your own apple pie (or any other type of pie) you can find a coupon for $.50 off the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust at Pillsbury.com/pie 

Pillsbury has generously offered to send a prize pack, through My Blog Spark, out to one of my readers.  Here's how to enter that giveaway: 

1.  Leave me a comment telling us what your all time favorite pie is.
2.  Follow my blog (if you already follow, just let me know).
3.  Post about the giveaway on your blog.
4.  Refer a friend to my blog - I will give you 3 entries for that one alone!

I will be closing the giveaway on Friday, January 14.  Good luck to all and ENJOY some pie next week!!

39 comments:

Ashley said...

I love chocolate creme pie.

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Karin said...

I like most pies. Yum. I guess pumpkin pie is one favorite. Fresh banana cream is another.

I'd like to bake in your kitchen! Looks like there is lots of room to move around.

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Toystory said...

I love coconut cream pie.
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Katrina said...

For me it is apply pie but for most my family is it pumpkin pie!

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Daniela6968 said...

That looks so good. I, also, hate big chunks of apple. I'm going to try shredded next time. Banana creme is my favorite, tho. Thanks! daniela6968 @ gmail.com

Girly Muse said...

looks and sounds delicious!!! hmm, favorite pie...warm chocolate pie, i think. but of course, love so many!!!

janetfaye said...

My favorite pie is Cheery.

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Linda said...

There are so many great pies but my favorite is Chocolate pecan Pie

judygr64 said...

I love fresh strawberry pie! Actually, I love nearly any fresh fruit pie.

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Shawn said...

My favorite pie is Strawberry Rhubarb.

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Terry said...

My fave pie is pecan

Terry said...

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Ellen Lapaglia said...

My favorite pie has always been good old Apple Pie :-)

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Debbie said...

I do love apple but cherry is my favorite!
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maryann5 said...

My favorite pie is blueberry crumble, etlinder at aol dot com

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Anonymous said...

I like dutch apple pie best.
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ababe28 said...

My Favorite is Cherry Pie...but in my family, we all like something different...
TY for the great giveaway!
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ababe28 said...

I'm now a follower! TY

lkvoyer said...

My favorite pie is pecan. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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mandala said...

My favorite pie is pumpkin pie :)
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bettycd said...

I've never made one, but when I see them onsale always purchase: love rhubarb-strawberry pies
Pumpkin pie is the fave that we make at home.

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bettycd said...

Referred a friend - could not find your email address to cc you ?? I certainly can forward you a copy of the email if you need it to verify

My email is publicly available in my blogger profile

bettycd said...

refer a friend #2

bettycd said...

refer a friend entry 3

thatlittlehouse said...

My favorite pie is Key Lime Pie with Chocolate crust

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Doreen said...

Oh I LOVE this giveaway and all the pics you've shared! :) I love Apple Pie...mmmmm! Nothing like it!
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