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Pie is such a happy dessert. I think it might be almost impossible to frown while eating a piece of pie. (Feel free to test me on that – if you are able to frown, at least you got a piece of pie out of the deal!)
I am so excited to share this How Sweet It Is Pie Bar Party where pie is the star of the show! We used Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies and vintage floral fabrics to create a lovely garden party.
I wanted to really show off the pies for this party, so I decorated with a simple DIY Fabric Banner. I used fabrics in soft colors that looked vintage and coordinated with each other (but didn’t match).
Of course, I love a great hand lettered chalkboard sign, so I created a simple sign with the theme of the party “How Sweet It Is to Have Pie with You”. I based the lettering off the design for the invitations.
I also created some printable pie tags, which I attached to scrapbook paper, and toothpick flags to coordinate with the soft fabrics. You can click here to download the Pie Bar Free Printables (and leave a comment letting me know if you like them!)
One of my favorite parts of this party were the mini bunting banners on the pies themselves. I used bamboo skewers, which you can find in the grilling section. I tied baker’s twine between two skewers. Then I cut out the flags (they are included in the free printables), folded them over the baker’s twine, and attached with hot glue. If you make a line of hot glue at the base of the triangle near the baker’s twine and a dot at the tip of the triangle, your flag will stay secure.
One thing that made this party so special was the DIY Cake Stands with vintage plates. To make these cake stands, I used three candle holders and one short table leg from my local hardware store. My handy man husband created two wood disks to attach to either side of the table leg and used a router bit to match the design to the candle holders. Then I found some vintage plates at a thrift store. I was looking for plates that coordinated well together, but didn’t match exactly.
I attached rare earth magnets to the top of the candle holder and the underside of the plates with hot glue. These strong magnets will keep the plates secure, but allow me to change out the cake plate whenever the mood strikes.
Of course, this party wouldn’t be anything without the PIE! I love using Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies. They are so full of flavor and the colors are gorgeous.
The pies were just waiting to be used for my party! I could actually hear them calling my name from the frozen desserts section at Walmart.
They might look like I spent all day hand rolling the crust and creating the perfect filling, but honestly – I spent less than 20 minutes actively cooking in the kitchen (and I made a LOT of pies!)
We couldn’t quite finish all of the pie at the party, so I created these adorable mini Pies in a Jar so my guests could take some home after the party.
They are so simple. For these Mini Pie Jars, I used Marie Callender’s® Dutch Apple Pie. I cooked the pie according to the directions (45-55 minutes at 400 degrees) until it was time to put the topping on. Then I scooped out a portion of the pie into each jar.
I topped each jar with the provided topping and put them back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Once they were completely cooled, I put them in a clear plastic box. If you’re planning to Share the Joy of Pie with a friend, you can finish the miniature gift with some baker’s twine and a sweet chalkboard gift tag.
By using Marie Callender’s® Pies, a simple biscuit topping, and a powdered sugar glaze, you will have gorgeous, colorful Mini Cobblers that everyone will love. Here’s the recipe:
- One slice of Marie Callender's® Dutch Apple Pie or Razzleberry Pie
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake the pie according to the directions on the box, until it's time to put the topping on.
- While the pie is baking, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and oil in a small bowl.
- Mix in the milk and melted butter.
- Pour approximately one tablespoon of the batter into a small mason jar.
- Once the pie has cooled,scoop one big spoonful of pie on top of the batter.
- Pour one tablespoon of batter on top of the pie.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
- While that is baking, sift the powdered sugar to remove any lumps and mix in the milk until it reaches a pourable consistency.
- When the Mini Cobblers are finished baking, drizzle the Powdered Sugar Glaze while the cobbler is still warm.
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