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!

Would you like to take the pressure off and enjoy a Marie Callender’s Dutch Apple Pie this holiday season? Check out this exclusive coupon before you head to the store!  Ready to eat?  Enter the giveaway below where two of my readers will win a $25 Gift Card to help start their holiday shopping!

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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. My tip is to sit back and relax with with your family and friends.

  2. I enjoy baking the cookies and breads that everyone (including myself) enjoy eating.
    I go for a walk to see the lights of the houses.

  3. Not overschedule!

  4. Carolyn Benson says:

    Savor the moments with family and children they grow up so fast!

  5. I write a lost of lists and plan as far ahead as I can.

  6. I let everyone bring their favorite dish so everyone is involved and I don’t have to do all the work. This gives me time to enjoy my family more and be in the kitchen less.

  7. I cuddle up with a good book and drink hot apple cider and an assorted cheese tray.

  8. I am going to remember to sit around and chat it up with my siblings.

  9. Eat till you sleep..that’s what happens with my family anyways.

  10. Eat till you sleep..that’s what happens with my family anyways.

  11. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I always do as much as I can ahead of time.

  13. I do my shopping early so I can relax later on. I follow you on pinterest as–

  14. Ann Fantom says:

    Thanks for offering this giveaway and the chance to win.

  15. Ashley Hatten says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. I start cooking days ahead and enlist the teenagers to help. This year we are going low key so it’s just the five of us.

  17. This looks perfect for us…especially since my husband doesn’t do chocolate!

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  18. This looks perfect for us…especially since my husband doesn’t do chocolate!

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  19. I plan ahead, prepare ahead, and then enjoy family and friends.

  20. Angela Kinder says:

    I always try to plan ahead and sometimes cook days in advance so that I can enjoy time with my family.

  21. I write a lost of lists and plan as far ahead

  22. Invite someone who won’t have a Thanksgiving meal meal to join you and your family. That will make your day as well as theirs.

  23. Do everything with love and it will turn out perfect

  24. Thanks for the contest! Hope I win!

  25. Thanks for the contest and Happy thanksgiving to you!

  26. I love Marie Callender’s Razzleberry Pie. Best ever! Thanks for the chance.

  27. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and Happy Holidays!
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  28. Mary Casper says:

    I love having gift cards they come in handy for my lunches

  29. Tari Lawson says:

    I am big on homemade desserts but willing to give a frozen one a try in a pinch.

  30. Linda Lansford says:

    I would like to buy rather than bake

  31. Chocolate cream pie!

  32. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like chocolate pie.

  33. Dutch Apple Pie is always the top of the list for me.

  34. beth shepherd says:

    peanut butter pie

  35. its apple

  36. key lime pie

  37. My favorite kind of pie was this awesome strawberry pie we used to get at a local restaurant 🙂

  38. Dwayne Berry says:

    I’m not a real fan of pie

  39. Chocolate Satin Pie!

  40. Follwoing on Pinterest

  41. I love Cherry pie

  42. I love pumpkin pie.

  43. Barbara Montag says:

    Favorite – Dutch Apple Pie!
    Thank you.

  44. Barbara Montag says:

    Pinterest ID jalapenomama

  45. apple pie!

  46. Jessica Vaughan Gengler says:

    Eat and sleep!

  47. pecan with fresh whipped cream

  48. Allison Downes says:

    I love apple pie

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  49. STEVE STONE says:

    cherry pie

  50. Kathy Artis says:

    i love pecan pie with whipped cream

  51. the chocolate satin pie is so good

  52. I love apple pie!

  53. Rhubarb pie is my favorite.

  54. Anything chocolate!

  55. banana cream

  56. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love banana cream pie!

  57. Tabathia B says:

    I enjoy apple pie

  58. Strawberry pie

  59. Monique Rizzo says:

    Coconut Cream Pie.Thanks for the chance.

  60. Jeanette H. says:

    Love dutch apple

  61. Dutch Apple.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  62. apple

  63. pumpkin pie

  64. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Apple Pie !

  65. I like pecan pie. thank you!

  66. Stephanie Larison says:

    Apple pie is my fave!

  67. Katharine Davis says:

    Apple is my favorite

  68. I like dutch apple.

  69. Apple

  70. Dutch Apple

  71. Justin Comeau says:

    Dutch Apple Pie for me

  72. I love a classic apple pie!

  73. mommyofone shanna says:

    apple pie

  74. I love Key Lime Pie!

  75. patricia skinner says:

    We love the Dutch Apple here.

  76. caitlin tate says:

    apple pie

  77. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i like apple pie best

  78. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Cherry Pie

  79. The Dutch Apple. Yum!

  80. Cody Anderson says:

    Apple crumble is my favorite

  81. Pecan pie is my favorite.

  82. rich morris says:

    cherry pie is my favorite

  83. apple is my favorite!

  84. I love blueberry or cherry pie.

  85. patricia skinner says:

    Dutch Apple Pie is the best.

  86. Chocolate cream pie is my favorite.

  87. Lemon meringue.

  88. Apple Pie

  89. Cherry

  90. dani marie says:

    cherry pie

  91. Raspberry pie!

  92. Gotta go with Pumpkin!

  93. Derek Timm says:

    Apple pie is my favorite!

  94. Jody Sisson says:

    My favorite is the Apple Crumb Cobbler.

  95. Gennie Lancaster says:

    Pumpkin Pie is the best!!

  96. Diana Stanhope says:

    Cherry pie is my favorite.

  97. Jasmine W. says:

    Apple pie is my personal favorite 🙂

  98. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  99. It’s definitely apple

  100. I love Apple Pie.

  101. rageenavandelay says:

    probably chocolate mouse

  102. Helen Stockwell says:

    Dutch Apple pie is my absolute fave!

  103. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Key Lime PIe!

  104. April Brenay says:


  105. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    pumpkin pie

  106. Peanut Butter Pie is my favorite. I would like to try the Marie Callender Very Berry Blackberry Pie

  107. Alison Wood says:

    Mmm, pumpkin pie. Especially homemade!

  108. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love pumpkin and cherry pie.

  109. Cherry pie is my favorite

  110. steve brown says:

    Cherry pie

  111. Michelle W says:

    The dutch apple is my favorite but I also love their pumpkin pie

  112. Sara Wood says:

    I like pumpkin

  113. It’s a tie between pumpkin, blueberry and cherry. Please don’t make me pick just one!

  114. Angela Cisco says:

    Oreo cream pie

  115. I love Pecan Pie

  116. Michael S. says:

    Apple pie lover, no doubts!


  118. Gilbert S says:

    I love apple pie

  119. Debra Hall says:

    peach pie is my favorite

  120. michelle gilliam says:

    cherry pie is my favorite

  121. Claire McKeon says:

    Banana Cream Pie! Yum!

  122. My favorite pie is Cherry Pie


    follow, there isn’t a place to verify on the form.

  124. Apple pie is my favorite

  125. Misses Giveaways says:


  126. judy gardner says:

    apple with ice cream

  127. Can’t beat a perfect dutch apple pie. although i had mincemeat with real meat for the first time this T-giving.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  128. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Dutch Apple Pie.

  129. Joyce Finch says:

    Ummmmm love apple pie

  130. I love Cherry Pie

  131. Victoria R. says:

    I love Dutch Apple and Pumpkin!

  132. Robby Rob says:

    apple pie!!

  133. The Cherry Crunch Pie sounds delicious. Thanks

  134. Doug Denny says:

    Chocolate Silk Pie. Thanks!

  135. I like apple pie

  136. Cherry pie

  137. apple pie

  138. apple is my fav

  139. I love apple pie.

  140. rochelle johnson says:

    i love peach pie

  141. chocolate mouse

  142. Apple Pie

  143. I love the Dutch Apple Pie

  144. Pecan Pie

  145. jeannine s says:

    I love peanut butter pie

  146. Key Lime is my favorite pie and one of my favorite desserts.

    Thanks for the chance!

  147. Mary Cloud says:

    I love cherry pie
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  148. Cherry.

  149. Shirley Hicks says:


  150. Rachel Kolker says:

    Apple Pie is my favorite! Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. ria clarke says:

    apple pie is my fave!

  152. Jennifer M says:

    I like key lime pie.

  153. Pumpkin pie is my favorite!

  154. Apple pie is my fave 🙂

  155. blackberry pie

  156. Samantha Meyer says:

    Either Pumpkin Pie or Grasshopper pie.

  157. Warm cherry pie with some coolwhip is heaven!

  158. Tonya Dean says:



  159. tracey byram says:

    I’d like the Turtle Pie.

  160. Patrice P. says:

    The Chocolate Satin Pie is my favorite.

  161. punkin

  162. Strawberry pie has always been a favorite of mine.

  163. My favorite flavor is pecan pie.

  164. Peach pie is my favorite.

  165. amy deeter says:

    i like pumpkin pie

  166. Tanya White says:

    Dutch Apple pie is my favorite kind

  167. Diane Baum says:

    I love cherry pie

  168. Susan Smith says:

    I love apple

  169. Pecan Pie is my favorite

  170. Brandy Leigh Farmer says:

    Apple pie

  171. Tiffany Hearn says:

    Dutch Apple is my favorite!

  172. charity perry says:

    Totally cherry!

  173. Vikki Billings says:

    My favorite is chocolate pie!!!

  174. Aaron Bretveld says:

    It is a tough choice with all the cream pies out there, but I think my favorite is Dutch Apple Pie with the awesome chrunchy sweet topping on it.

  175. thischickwins says:

    coconut cream is my fav

  176. kathy pease says:

    I love the coconut cream 🙂

  177. Pauline M says:

    I love apple caramel pie!

  178. Dutch apple pie

  179. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    Apple pie!!!!

  180. Harriett Daniel says:

    Hershey Sundae Pie!

  181. Sherri B. says:

    Cherry is my fave

  182. Amy DeLong says:


  183. Annemarie Z. says:

    Cherry is my favorite!

  184. Carolyn Daley says:

    My favorite pie from Marie Callender’s is the Peppermint Pie

  185. I can’t choose just one, but at this time of year my favorite is pumpkin pie

  186. Tracy Allen says:

    Chocolate Silk is my all time favorite

  187. Apple Dutch is my favorite!

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  188. Brenda Elsner says:

    I like apple pie.

  189. Beth Palacios says:

    Banana Cream Pie is my favorite! Yum mm….

  190. Kat Emerick says:

    Cherry pie!

  191. Jennifer C says:

    I love Key Lime Pie and also want to try the peppermint pie.

  192. Ashley Morrissey says:

    I love cherry pie!!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  193. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    My favorite pie is PECAN! I tried to make it once and it was a disaster, so I don’t have it many times a year…it’s always a treat! By the way, my pinterest ID is jyonkosk, just in case you needed it!

  194. mary gardner says:

    chocolate satin pie!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  195. Cottage Cheese–and old Midwestern recipe from the Depression

  196. Charity S says:


  197. Sunshine B says:

    The Hershey Sundae Pie

  198. Kate Strycker says:

    Pecan for sure!!

  199. German chocolate cream pie

  200. I love blueberry!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  201. Aimee Fontenot says:

    Lemon meringue pie and apple are my favorites.

  202. I like cherry pie.

  203. Virginia Rowell says:

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite!

  204. Lisa Garner says:

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

  205. pumpkin

  206. Grasshopper pie

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

  208. Lucy Schwartz says:

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

  209. Pumpkin or egg custard for me!

  210. cherry pie

  211. carol lewis says:

    Cherry crumb yummy!

  212. pumpkin pie

  213. Nicole C. says:

    Sweet Potato

  214. Blueberry.

  215. My favorite is pecan pie.

  216. Apple pie

  217. Lemon or cherry.

  218. Cassandra McCann says:

    I am a fan of shoe fly pie

  219. Turtle pie.

  220. Dagmara Hawkins says:

    I like cheery pie

  221. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    My favorite pie is pumpkin pie!

  222. Apple pie is the best thing ever invented!

  223. mine is cherry and egg custard

  224. Kelly Britton says:

    Dutch apple pie has always been my favorite pie!

  225. julie hawkins says:

    dutch apple for sure

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

  227. Trisha McKee says:

    Definitely pecan pie

  228. Diane Kleemann says:

    Apple pie

  229. Miz Vickik says:

    I like cherry!

  230. Deborah Wallin says:

    I love pecan pie

  231. Apple 🙂

  232. Joy Quinnan says:

    Cherry Pie

  233. apple! 🙂

  234. Boston cream pie is my favorite

  235. blueberry
    Thanks for the contest.

  236. Pecan pie is one of my favorites but I like pie period! 🙂

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

  238. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Apple is the best!

  239. I love lemon supreme pie.


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