When I posted this image on my personal faceplace page over the weekend, a friend who loves to bake commented on how nice and flaky the crust looked.
And it was.
But, there was a bit of subterfuge involved.
See, my mom-in-law is visiting for a couple of weeks, one of our nieces is also staying with us for part of the summer, and friends were coming over for dinner.
Yeh. I did not want to even think about dessert, but knew I needed something.
So, that morning, I took a page from my sister’s book and, while at the market, bought this cunning packet of pie dough.
I know, right?
Turns out, pie can really be, ermmm, “as easy as pie.”
I had one can of Kroger brand cherry pie filling in the pantry – did you know that their cherry filling doesn’t use corn sweetener? – so, cherry pie it was gonna be.
Turns out, my pie plate is a bit larger than the standard nine inch called for, so I mebbe could have used two cans, but, it all still worked out.
Oh! And, not to be a total slacker, I did stir in one tablespoon of Cointreau and the zest of one orange into the filling.
I then followed the directions on the pie crust package and the direction on the pie filling can.
Pie made, I crimped the edges, cut a few slits in the top, sprinkled it with sugar, and popped it in the hot oven.
Fast. Simple. Deeelicious!
I may never go back.
Well, OK, mebbe when I want to make my port wine cheese crust for an apple pie or quiche; but, man, for everyday last minute?
I am a big fan!