How was the weekend? Mine was fantastic. The boys were gone with their dad and I had every intention of working all weekend and taking the husky for a forever long hike buuuuut that didn’t work out. I did, however, have this Peach Blueberry Crisp to pick at while I caught up on everything last night so it wasn’t too bad.
(Fun fact: I love these nerdy holidays. I once made the most epic Britney Spears themed Mole Day poster and was devastated on the last day of 10th grade when I went to retrieve the poster to hang on my bedroom wall and my chemistry teacher was all, “Yeahhhh… no, I’m gonna keep that one.”)
Anyway, you guys know I hate making pie. Every Thanksgiving we talk about how I am most definitely not making any pie and then two days later, I begrudgingly make a pie. And complain about it the entire time.
But for Pi Day, I teamed up with Crisco and they sent me some of their Crisco Baking Sticks and their Classic Pie Crust recipe – guys, I made pie and didn’t complain about it at all! I love a pie crust made with shortening anyway but this recipe and Crisco Baking Sticks made pie-making so easy!
I decided to make a Chocolate Pudding Pie because it’s been AGES since I’ve had one and who doesn’t love pudding pie?! Super easy to make – the hardest part is waiting for it to chill!
Be sure to like the Crisco Facebook page for a special Pi Day coupon for the Crisco Baking Sticks so you can celebrate Pi Day, too! Also, use my Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a Crisco Pi(e) Day baking kit giveaway package worth $75! There will be 3 winners – yay!
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There are few things in life that I love more than a pie with a streusel topping made of rolled oats.
I feel like I mention at least once a week that I really, really hate making pie. The crust. It’s just too fussy for me. And then there are those stressful moments where I’m positioned in front of the oven trying to catch it between when it’s undercooked and too jiggly and overcooked with burnt crust.
Pie is just too stressful for me.
But pie is SO GOOD and you can’t do the holidays without it, right? Plus that list of pies my husband wants gets longer everyday.
I picked up the special winter packaging of Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats that’s exclusive to Target (it’s limited edition so keep an eye out!) and wanted to make a fabulous and easy pie with them.
I’m super traditional when it comes to pie for the holidays. I like pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato. That’s it. So I made a super simple, but absolutely delicious sweet potato pie.
The pie starts with a store-bought crust and I don’t care what anyone says, I think they’re just as good as anything I’d make from scratch. Then a simple sweet potato mixture (I just diced my sweet potatoes and boiled them like I was making mashed potatoes – beat them with my stand mixer until they were smooth and added the rest of the ingredients) and then topped with the oat mixture.
It turned out perfectly. Super soft filling with a crunchy topping. Just how I like my pie!
Make sure you print the Quaker Oats coupons on the Target website and then head to Target to #QuakerUp with the limited edition winter packaging of Quaker Oats and let me know what you think of #MyOatsCreation.