Slow Down and Savor the Holidays with Marie Callender’s

In my experience, with the holidays comes fun, laughter, family, food and a major time crunch.  While I can be super organized in my professional life, my personal life tends to be hectic.  My two daughters keep me hopping especially this time of year as we run to dance performances, holiday parties and school concerts which leaves little time to think about preparation of the all important holiday meal.

Fortunately, we are headed to my brother’s home this Thanksgiving who has become quite the chef in the last few years.  On the other hand, I am less known for my cooking skills (if you can even call them skills) but I still need to prepare something to contribute to the dinner table this Thanksgiving.  Hmmm…what to bring?  Dessert!

My sweet tooth loves this time of year (even if my dentist does not).  When asked to bring something to a party, I almost always opt for something sugary.  However, at this time of year I have little time (or desire) to prepare something homemade.  Looking for an easy way out, I have turned to Marie Callender’s pies on several occasions (the chocolate cream pie is my favorite).  This year, I was asked to try the Dutch Apple Pie so I decided to try it out at home before making it for Thanksgiving.

I will admit that I am skeptical about frozen apple pie.  Can it possibly taste as delicious as homemade?  We purchased the frozen pie at our local grocery store and took it home to bake.  Simply unwrap, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 50 minutes at 400 degrees.  Almost immediately, the house smelled divine!

After baking, I crumbled the included cinnamon topping on top of the pie and continued baking for an additional 10 minutes until the topping became golden brown.  This is when the kids came running into the kitchen to see what I was baking! They didn’t leave until it was ready to eat.

When the pie was removed from the oven, it honestly did not look store bought.  I think I could totally pass it off as homemade.  Served warm, my daughters both enjoyed a piece of the Dutch Apple Pie.  The crust was flaky, the apples were tender and the cinnamon was abundant.  Delicious!

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This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. While I was compensated for my time and effort by The Motherhood, all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. Aimee Fontenot says:

    Lemon meringue pie and apple are my favorites.

  2. I like cherry pie.

  3. Virginia Rowell says:

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite!

  4. Lisa Garner says:

    Banana Cream pie is my favorite pie flavor but I would love to try the Peppermint Pie on their site!

  5. pumpkin

  6. Grasshopper pie

  7. I love apple, pumpkin, peach and cherry.

  8. Lucy Schwartz says:

    The chocolate Cream is my favorite also , then comes the RazzleBerry Pie.

  9. Pumpkin or egg custard for me!

  10. cherry pie

  11. carol lewis says:

    Cherry crumb yummy!

  12. pumpkin pie

  13. Nicole C. says:

    Sweet Potato

  14. Blueberry.

  15. My favorite is pecan pie.

  16. Apple pie

  17. Lemon or cherry.

  18. Cassandra McCann says:

    I am a fan of shoe fly pie

  19. Turtle pie.

  20. Dagmara Hawkins says:

    I like cheery pie

  21. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    My favorite pie is pumpkin pie!

  22. Apple pie is the best thing ever invented!

  23. mine is cherry and egg custard

  24. Kelly Britton says:

    Dutch apple pie has always been my favorite pie!

  25. julie hawkins says:

    dutch apple for sure

  26. Thanks for the giveaway… Cherry is #1, but Dutch Apple is close behind.

  27. Trisha McKee says:

    Definitely pecan pie

  28. Diane Kleemann says:

    Apple pie

  29. Miz Vickik says:

    I like cherry!

  30. Deborah Wallin says:

    I love pecan pie

  31. Apple :)

  32. Joy Quinnan says:

    Cherry Pie

  33. apple! :)

  34. Boston cream pie is my favorite

  35. blueberry
    Thanks for the contest.

  36. Pecan pie is one of my favorites but I like pie period! :)

  37. your pinterest link in RC doesn’t work. had to use one at top of page.

  38. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Apple is the best!

  39. I love lemon supreme pie.


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