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I love everything about the holidays. I love the music. I love the cooler weather. I love spending time with family and friends. And I love the food. I was given the opportunity to create a dessert with how Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies and Reddi-wip® and I jumped at it. I mean really, what is better than a how Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pie right out of the oven covered with Reddi-wip®?
I don’t consider myself to be an expert mom. My son just turned 3 and honestly, I feel like I am learning how to be a mom every single day. But one of the things I have SO loved as I’ve watched him grow into a 3 year old is his broadening awareness of the world around him. And now that he is about to reach his third Christmas with us, it has been so fun to watch him start to connect the dots and remember the routines we have in place. He’s talked about going to church on Christmas Eve, eating a big meal on Christmas Day and yes – he is talking about Christmas presents. Last year, he didn’t “get it”. But this year, he’s ready. And I’m loving it.
One of the consistent desserts we have each year is Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie or both! As a child, I grew up watching my mom give desserts as gifts each holiday season. I decided to make a dessert that I could share with friends. Marie Callender’s has a huge line of frozen pies to choose from so it was very easy for me to choose to make a pie.
Then I headed home to create my dessert.
I decided to try my hand at “pie-cycling.” Have you ever done that before? Basically I took a Marie Callender’s® Dutch Apple Pie and baked it. Prior to baking, I covered the crust with tin-foil to help prevent the crust from burning.
Above is a picture of all of the ingredients I used to make the Apple Pie Trifle. Look how yummy the baked pie looks!
I cut the baked pie into bite sized pieces. Doesn’t it look like apple cobbler?
In a large glass bowl (you want glass so that you can see the layers through it), spoon the cut apple pie into the bottom.
Next, layer vanilla pudding.
Then, layer Reddi-Wip
Repeat the layers until your bowl is full. Top with chopped almonds and caramel sauce. How pretty does the Apple Pie Trifle look from the side angle!
And voila! I even made a mini Apple Pie Trifle in a martini glass. I loved how that came out. If you are having a dinner party, you could prepare martini glass Apple Pie Trifles and keep refrigerated until dessert time.
I also created a printable label for you! You can print this out and then customize it with your name to it. Use double sided tape to attach the label to your Apple Pie Trifle to give it away as a gift! Head HERE to print out your label!
Apple Pie Trifle Recipe
1 Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pie
1 can Reddi-wip®
1/2 cup Chopped Almonds
1/4 cup Caramel Ssauce
1) Prehead Oven & Prepare Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pie according to instructions on box **tip – to prevent the crust from burning, cover with tin foil.
2) While pie is baking, make vanilla pudding. (to save time, I made instant vanilla pudding). Put in refrigerator once made.
3) Once the pie is baked, cool on countertop.
4) Deconstruct the pie by chopping it into bite size pieces.
5) In a glass bowl, layer apple pie, vanilla pudding and Reddi-wip®.
6) Repeat this sequence again until bowl is filled.
7) Top with chopped almonds and caramel sauce.
What are your favorite Marie Callender’s pie flavors? Have you ever “pie-cycled” a pie before? If so, share what kinds of recipes you made! Head HERE to see other recipes and my favorite thing ever – COUPONS!