Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Making a pie can be as easy as...pie!

"Easy as Pie" is a slogan that we all catch ourselves using...but have you ever made a pie from scratch?  It's not all that easy.  The crust is finicky requiring you to use the correct temperature water and butter to create the perfect flake, and you have to make the filling just right to ensure that it does not all run out the second you cut a piece.  After a bit of research, it turns out that the phrase "easy as pie" does not actually refer to the making of the pie as most people think, but the eating of the pie.  That makes a little more sense, a dollop of ice cream and a spoon is all you need!

Of course, there is nothing better than a homemade pie, still a little warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream on top.  For those of you do not find making a pie from scratch "easy as pie" we have come up with some great alternatives! 

Our Wild Maine Blueberry Pie Filling is a new product that was just launched in June, and is our Product of the Month for the month of August.  We took the sweet Wild Maine Blueberries, combined them with the necessary ingredients for a perfect pie filling and all you need to do is empty the jar into a prepared pie crust.  And after a recent experience of picking wild Maine blueberries, I have a new appreciation for this pie filling!  This new pie filling, paired with our Pie Crust Mix allows baking the pie to be "easy as pie" too.  And if you are looking to make it even easier, try baking mini pies in an electric pie maker.

In addition to our Wild Maine Blueberry Pie Filling, we have recently launched a Mixed Berry Pie Filling that combines the most popular berries of summer; cherries, blueberries, red raspberries and strawberries.  Our Apple Pie Filling is made with fresh apples with a touch of cinnamon and spice and our Pumpkin Pie Filling is a hit during the fall months, which as much as we don't want to admit it, are right around the corner! 

If you are up to the challenge of creating a pie from scratch, we have some great recipes on our website;

Apple Pie with Fig & Walnut Butter

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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