How much do I love thee? Let me showeth with pie.
1) When the moon hits your eye like a 6-inch Tenderflake pie, that’s amore!
2) The easier the better; and this is fool-proof. I promise.
3) EVERYONE can make it. Yes, everyone.
Here’s the scoop. The good folks at Tenderflake suggested their Easy Pie! pie kits as the perfect solution for a quick, easy and delicious Valentine’s Day dessert. I love the idea of a pie made just for two – SO romantic! – and since everything you need is included in the kit (minus the fruit), literally anyone can whip up a scrumptious treat for their loved one in minutes. Now I don’t want to speak for others, but I’d take a homemade pie over roses any day… #justsayin’
To demonstrate just how easy it is to seduce your sweetheart the good ol’ fashioned way – with food, that is – I decided to bring a little V-Day celebration forward a week (for research and review purposes only, of course. It had nothing to do with the whole dessert-eating thing). Now pay attention because it goes by quickly; in fact, I only needed about 5 minutes in total to prep the dish. Since the Easy Pie! pie kit contains both a spice and crumble mixture, practically all the work is done for you. Remember: I promised you an easy, fool-proof dessert.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Celsius. First, I pulled all of the contents out of the kit, and set aside 1/2 cup of blackberries, plus 1-1/2 cups of roughly chopped strawberries. Try to use fresh fruit if possible, and be sure to pat down with a paper towel after washing to absorb any excess moisture.
The result: sweet, tart berries; a crunchy, buttery topping; and a perfectly flaky crust (it’s Tenderflake, after all!). Needless to say, Easy Pie! pie kits make dessert a breeze! Now wouldn’t you just love to share this pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on Valentine’s Day? YES PLEASE!
Tenderflake Easy Pie! pie kits retail for about $4.29 and can be found at all major grocers in the freezer section. I used the Crumble Topping Kit; also available is a Double Crust Kit (which I do believe would be perfect for apple pies). And now, I’m off to enjoy a pre-V-Day dessert with my sweetheart :)