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Serve Pie Like A Pro PLUS Giveaway (ends 4/14/13)

 

Pie

Now that Spring is finally here it’s time to trade in those heavy holiday cakes for a more lighter fare – Pies! Don’t get me wrong, I love cake but sometimes I can really go for a Cherry, Blueberry or Apple pie. If I knew how to make it (or could find one in the store) I would love to have a Rhubarb pie too. MMM…

My husband is a big fan of chocolate pies, like Chocolate Cream Pies. Those are yummy too.

If you like to make pies (or purchase pre-made pies), I thought you might enjoy these tips from the experts at Edwards Desserts and Mrs. Smith’s. That have some great advice on how take your dessert from amateur to expert without spending the entire day in the kitchen. All you need to do is thaw or bake one of their delicious treats and finish off with these tips:

Slice Pie Like A Pro: To avoid a crumbly mess, start with a sharp chef’s knife, and store both the knife and a pie server in boiling water, thoroughly drying them before cutting into the pie. The water will heat the metal, so as you cut, the knife will slightly dissolve the sugars in the pie, making for a clean break. If you’re cutting multiple slices, precut the entire pie before using the pie server to scoop the pieces out of the tin.

Transport Your Pie Without The Mess: The last ingredient you’d expect to pair with your beautifully baked cream pie is pasta, but just hear us out. Instead of risking a mussed-up whipped cream topping with a close-fitting cover during transport, stand a few strands of uncooked spaghetti or linguine in the pie and suspend a sheet of plastic wrap over the pasta. Don’t try this with toothpicks, which are likely to sink down into the pie.

Ace The Final Presentation: Once your pie is ready, scoop it into ramekins and top with whipped cream, fruit toppings or your favorite sprinkles. (As an added bonus, with each Mrs. Smith’s purchase, you’ll receive $1 off Cool Whip!) Or, why not add a fun design? Try the Cinnamon Fork – start with a clean plate and fork. Then, dust cinnamon over the fork and remove the fork. Lastly, plate the pie!

I love these tips! I especially like using pasta to keep the plastic wrap off of the pie. I would have never thought to do that. I have done it with toothpicks in the past, but I don’t always have them on hand. I always have pasta in my pantry.

I like the tip for the presentation in the ramekins. I have a few of them and I never know what to do with them. I’m going to have to try that tip one day.

We’ve been enjoying some pies from Edwards Desserts and Mrs. Smiths, compliments of free product coupons I received. Actually the Edwards Dessert pie was purchased by my husband (he forgot to bring the coupon with him) so technically the Mrs. Smith pie was free to review. There was also no compensation.

My husband just HAD to have the Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie. It is really good, but too chocolatey for me. That didn’t stop my husband and kids from finishing off the pie in a matter of two days! I barely had a chance to take a photo of the pie before they inhaled all of it.

Edwards Dessert Hershey Chocolate Cream Pie

Edwards Hershey Chocolate Pie

It’s not that I don’t like this pie – I DO! It’s just that I am a bit lactose intolerant (not with everything, just certain things) and too much chocolate does’t sit well in my tummy. “I” love this pie – my stomach didn’t. 🙂 The regular Edwards Desserts Hershey Cream Pie (Vanilla, not chocolate) works better for me. My hubby just picked this one up because he really wanted the chocolate version.

I used my free coupon to pick up a Mrs. Smiths Blueberry Pie. My kids wanted me to get apple pie but I opted for blueberry since they never had blueberry pie before and I though they would enjoy it.

This pie is PACKED with blueberries! I have never had a blueberry pie this filled with blueberries before. It was amazing! If you love blueberries and blueberry pie then you must try this pie.

Mrs. Smiths Blueberry Pie

Mrs Smiths Blueberry Pie

I’m sorry the photo didn’t turn out so great. I had broke the crust when I was cutting slices into it (as per the instructions) so serving it got a wee bit messy. I also couldn’t find my cake server so I had to use the same utensil I use to serve ziti and lasagna which was way too big for the pie pan.

The pie was topped with Cool Whip. I should have picked up some Vanilla ice cream. I think that would have been the perfect compliment to this pie.

Both pies never stood a chance with my family. They loved them both. Best of all I am able to serve my family mouth-watering desserts without spending hours in the kitchen. All I need to do is let it thaw on the counter (Edwards Dessert Pie) or bake in the oven for an hour (Mrs. Smith Pies).

Both brands are carried by grocery stores across the country.

For more information about Mrs. Smith’s products please visit www.MrsSmiths.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook and Pinterest. Be forewarned… the Pinterest page will make you drool!

You can also check our Edwards Desserts at www.EdwardsDesserts.com. You can also follow the brand on Facebook and TwitterEdwards Mrs Smiths

I have two FREE product coupons I can award to a lucky reader. The means a FREE Edwards Dessert and a FREE Mrs. Smith’s pie of the winner’s choice.

This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on April 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me which you are most anxious to try (or what is your favorite) – Edwards Frozen Desserts or Mrs. Smiths Pies.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received coupons to try the products free to review, however one product was paid for with my own money. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly works with school aged children doing before/after school care. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. I would like to try the Edwards key lime pie

  2. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to try the Edwards Frozen Desserts

  3. I NEED to tr the Mounds Coconut Creme Edwards pie

  4. They all look good. I would like to try the chocolate pie.—

  5. Katie Roch says:

    I’m most excited to try the Edward’s Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie

  6. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to get MRS. SMITH’S Signature Deep Dish Cherry Pie with Butter Fudge Sauce

  7. I want to try the Mrs. Smith’s Apple Pie!

  8. Virginia Rowell says:

    My favorite is Edwards Turtle Pie.

  9. Classic Apple Pie

  10. Michelle H. says:

    I like Mrs. Smith’s peach pie.

  11. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    Edwards strawberry cream

  12. mrs smith

  13. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i never tried edwards but i love mrs smith

  14. Brandi H says:

    I love the Edwards chocolate pie. I would like to try the key lime pie.

  15. Donna George says:

    I love chocolate. I want the Hershey’s chocolate pie.

  16. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Dutch apple is my favorite but I’m hoping to win for my sister and she would definitely say chocolate is her favorite

  17. I’d love to try the Mrs. Smith’s Classic Pumpkin Pie!

  18. That blueberry pie looks pretty good to me!

  19. Marti Parks says:

    I would like to try the Edwards Reese’s pie, I love Reese’s and it looks really good.

  20. Anastasia says:

    I’ve never actually had either brand, but I’m going to go with your husband and say I’d love to try that Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie 🙂

  21. I’d love to try the Mrs. Smith’s Pre-Baked Cherry Pie
    Thank you!

  22. I would like to try their key lime pie.

  23. Edwards Key Lime is a favorite in this house.

  24. Since hubby adores blueberries, I’d have to say the Mrs. Smith’s Blueberry Pie.

  25. Josephine D says:

    I really want to try that Hershey’s Chocolate Cream pie! It looks like it would be wonderful. I’ve had the regular cream pie before and really loved it so I can only imagine that the chocolate version is a bit better (chocolate!!!).

  26. I want to try the Turtle Pie!

  27. Kathy Lane says:

    Edwards Desserts is my favorite!I love their pecan pie!

  28. Mrs. Smith’s blueberry pie sounds amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Dorothy Teel says:

    Edwards makes a marvelous Key Lime Pie that is delicious…yummy

  30. I would like to try any of the Edwards pies.

  31. The Edwards Hershey Cream Pie looks amazing! 🙂

  32. Jennifer B says:

    I would love the edwrds hershey creme pie!

  33. I’d like to try the Edwards brand.

  34. Cody Anderson says:

    I’m most excited to try the Edward’s Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie

  35. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I LIKE BOTH BRANDS. BUT IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE HAD THE EDWARD’S PECAN PIE. LOVE IT!

  36. I would love to try the Edwards Key Lime Pie

  37. I’d like to try the hershey’s special dark pie.

  38. Melissa Hartley says:

    I’ve never tried Edward’s pies but anything coconut would be good for that brand..as for Mrs. Smith’s ..
    those pies/cobblers are amazing!! My favorite is cherry or peach but the coconut custard looks tempting, too .. my, my .. decisions 🙂

    Thank you.

  39. DARIJA V says:

    I love all the pies, but would like to try the Mounds Coconut Cream Edwards one

  40. Andrea Williams says:

    I love the Edwards Key Lime Pie.

  41. I have to say a Peach Pie is my fave. I had one in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, smothered in real whipped cream. YUMMY!

  42. Zan Caperton says:

    Edwards Key Lime would be great to try!

  43. EMMA L HORTON says:

    I LOVE THE EDWARDS KEY LIME PIE

  44. JEAN HOLLAND says:

    Oh my, I would like to try Edwards Boston Cream Pie. I haven’t had a Boston Cream Pie in so long.

  45. Michele P. says:

    I really want to try the Edwards brand since I have seen them in the store but never tried them before!

  46. Kate F. says:

    I’m excited to try Edward’s turtle pie.

  47. Tami Valentine says:

    I think I’d like the Edward Hershey’s vanilla pie

  48. Karen R says:

    I want to try Edwards Georgia Pecan Pie!

  49. Amanda Kinder says:

    Being huge chocolate lover, I’d have to go with Edwards!

  50. Debra Hall says:

    Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie

  51. Mrs Smith’s! I always see them in the store and have never gotten around to trying one

  52. I’d love to try Mrs. Smith’s Apple Pie.

  53. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I have always loved the Mrs smiths Classic Cherry Pie

  54. Diane F says:

    I want to try Edwards Frozen Desserts. I would love to try the Chocolate Cream Pie

  55. sherri crawford says:

    i want to try the edwards pie. i never have

  56. clarissa says:

    i think the Mrs Smiths choices look great

  57. Jennifer T. says:

    I’ve never tried Edwards pies. So, I’d like to try them, especially the Salted Caramel Pie.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  58. Courtnie says:

    Edwards is my favorite.

  59. laurie nykaza says:

    Edwards key lime pie

  60. Ttrockwood says:

    I would love the mrs smiths deep dish pumpkin!!

  61. Turtle
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  62. I like Mrs Smith pies.

  63. I would like to try the Edward’s Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie.

  64. I want to try the Mrs. Smith’s Pre-Baked pie.

  65. Lindley A says:

    My family loves the Edwards Oreo cream pies- thanks!

  66. I’ve had Mrs. Smith’s pies, and they’re very good. So I guess I’d like to try an Edward’s pie, just to see what they’re like. They have some great varieties!

  67. Susan Broughton says:

    I really want to try the Mrs Fields. I like hot pie right now. When summer comes I will prabably change to the cold one.

  68. Mary Casper says:

    I want their lemon merangue pie

  69. I have only had Edward’s pies often. I would love to try their turtle pie. 🙂

  70. I’ve tried Edwards, but I haven’t tried Edwards Reese’s pie yet, so I’d love to try that one!
    Thanks for this lovely giveaway!
    falses1gns at gmail dot com

  71. I really want to try the Mrs. Smiths brand

  72. I would love to try Edwards Boston Cream pie 🙂

  73. april yedinak says:

    I love them both! We just had the same exact Edward’s chocolate pie you all did and we loved it! And Mrs. Smith’s Dutch Apple Crumb is my all time favorite.

  74. Karen Gonyea says:

    Gotta go with the classic dutch apple 🙂

  75. I would like to try Mrs. Smith’s Razzleberry Pie!

  76. mell morgan says:

    Edward’s Key Lime Pie is my favorite.

  77. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d love to try the Edwards Turtle Pie

  78. Amanda Rauch says:

    I really want to try the Mrs Smiths Blueberry pie you photographed!! I was not aware they made a blueberry pie-i love all things blueberry-my favorite food 🙂

  79. Daniel M says:

    mrs smiths apple pie (apple is my fav)

  80. Tina Bartunek says:

    Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie would be awesome!

  81. Kristen says:

    I’d like to try Mrs Smith’s Peach PIe.

  82. Mrs. Smiths Pre-Baked Dutch Apple Pie sounds so amazing right now. And I know I can get that brand where I shop. Not sure if I can find Edwards.

  83. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    One of each please!!!!!

    Edwards Boston Cream Pie

  84. Patti Hess says:

    Reese’s

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  85. Claudia says:

    I love key lime pie.

  86. Sally Parker says:

    The Hershey Chocolate Pie

  87. David Haug says:

    Both are great. Mrs. Smith’s Cherry, and Edward’s Key Lime are my favorites!

  88. Kyl Neusch says:

    Mrs. Smith’s peach pie

  89. Nicole C. says:

    I would love to try MRS. SMITH’S® Classic Coconut Custard Pie.

  90. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love Mrs. Smiths Cherry Pie.

  91. the key lime pie looks tasty

  92. my favorite is the edwards key lime!

  93. I would LOVE to try the chocolate cream pie! Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. I love Edwards Frozen Desserts!!

  95. I would like to try Hershey®’s* Special Dark® Crème Pie.

  96. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d love to try the Edwards Pie, I never have before!

  97. Edward’s Hershey®’s*
    Special Dark® Crème Pie
    Thank you,

  98. would love to win come pie yum yum

  99. Janet W. says:

    I’d love to try the Edward’s Reese’s pie! Looks delicious!

  100. Cody Anderson says:

    My favorite is the Edward’s Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie.

  101. my favorite is the chocolate pie

  102. susan wiener says:

    luv to try their chocolate pies. thx

  103. Julia Goldberg says:

    I want to try the cherry pie, pretty sure my Mom has purchased Edwards pies in the past

  104. Mrs Smith for me!

  105. Donna L says:

    My favorite is Mrs. Smith’s cherry pie.

  106. Katherine Donovan says:

    I would love to try the Key Lime Pie!!!!

  107. danielle lima says:

    I would love to try both companies. My favorite pies are key lime and dutch apple

  108. Ttrockwood says:

    Commented on saffron road review post

  109. They are both great but Edwards chocolate cream pie is delicious and my favorite

  110. kelly nicholson says:

    Mrs. Smith’s Classic Pumpkin Pie

  111. Debra Guillen says:

    I haven’t tried either, but Mrs. Smith’s blueberry looks awesome!

  112. I would love to try Edwards

  113. kendra mcbride says:

    the hersheys chocolate cream pie

  114. Tracy Pryor says:

    I love Edwards key lime pies.

  115. We’ve always used Edwards Pecan pies for our holliday dinners. Love them.

  116. Hershey’s Chocolate Pie. IT’s chocolate.

  117. Jessica To says:

    I really like Mrs. Smith’s apple pies!

  118. brandy g. says:

    I really wan to to try the Blueberry Pie

  119. LOIS PAYTON says:

    MRS. Smith cherry pie, GOD BLESS YA’LL

  120. Allison Downes says:

    Edward’s

    thanks for the chance to win!

  121. Christine says:

    Would like to try Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie!

  122. Katherine says:

    I am excited to try products by Edward

  123. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    I want to try Mrs. Smiths Blueberry pie…Mmmmmnm

  124. Key Lime Pie for sure!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  125. Deborah Mireles says:

    Mrs Smiths is our favorite

  126. I love Edwards Pie (key Lime Pie)
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  127. Saver Sara says:

    Edward’s Key Lime!

  128. Rebecca Peters says:

    the edwards pies look so good

  129. Christine says:

    blueberry pie

  130. Love the blueberry pie.

  131. I’d like the cherry pie.

  132. shayne livingston says:

    mrs smiths pecan pie

  133. The grandkids would go for that Edward’s hershey’s chocolate cream pie but I’d go for the Mrs. Smith’s blueberry (and your photo is just fine BTW)

    ky2here at msn dot com

  134. Linda Lansford says:

    Edwards Frozen Desserts are my fave

  135. I would love to try Mrs Smith’s cherry pie

  136. alyce poalillo says:

    I want Edwards Banana Crème Pie

  137. cyndi br says:

    key lime

  138. Belinda Shaw says:

    Blueberry Pie

  139. Mrs. Smith’s peach pie

  140. diane Baum says:

    Can’t wait to try the chocolate cream

  141. Kim Reid says:

    I would love to try the Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie!
    Thanks 🙂

  142. Holly Kennedy says:

    Edward’s is awesome. Haven’t tried the other yet.

  143. Mrs. Smiths

  144. I am looking forward to trying the Mrs. Smith’s Blueberry pie

  145. Lynne T. says:

    I have tried both and I really like Edwards. My favorite is the Key Lime.

  146. Brittney House says:

    Edward’s Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie

  147. Love the Edwards Turtle Pie

  148. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would love the Hersheys chocolate pie

  149. edwards

  150. kelley c says:

    I want to try the Edwards Hershey pie.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

  151. Gennie Lancaster says:

    Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie looks so yummy!

  152. Susan Smith says:

    I’m most excited to try the Edward’s Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie

  153. Melanie Montgomery says:

    The Edwards turtle pie

  154. Mrs. Smith’s Apple Pie

  155. kathy dalton says:

    EDWARDS CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE 🙂

  156. Samantha says:

    I am craving that Hershey Creme Pie right now!

  157. william stage says:

    We love both pies when we can afford them on our budget its a special treat

  158. That Blueberry Pie from Mrs Smith’s looks divine!

  159. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Edwards Reese’s
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  160. I really want to try Mrs. Smith’s Pecan Pie!

  161. karen mayernick says:

    I want to try that blueberry pie! It looks delicious about right now !

  162. I want to try the Edwards Boston Cream Pie.

  163. Mrs. Smith’s blueberry pie.

  164. vickie fowler says:

    Edwards key lime pie

  165. I like Mrs. Smiths Blueberry Pie

  166. krystal wethington says:

    Edwards reeses pie

  167. I would like to try the blueberry pie.

  168. I’d love to try Edwards

  169. susan smoaks says:

    i would like to try the edward’s turtle pie, it looks simply delightful!

  170. mary gardner says:

    i love their lemon merengue pie!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  171. Ed Nemmers says:

    The EDWARDS HERSHEY’s Special Dark Creme would be my pie of choice!

  172. Jaque Richards says:

    I would really like to try Edwards’ brand…have not yet tried their products. 🙂 Thank you.

  173. cassandra (rab pom) says:

    I would like to try the Smith’s brand because I have never tried it before but I really love Edwards yum!!!

  174. amy deeter says:

    Hershey’s chocolate pie.

  175. Erica C. says:

    Now I really want your blueberry pie!

  176. Sandra K321 says:

    I would try the Mrs. Smith’s blueberry pie.

  177. Ann Council says:

    I like the Key Lime pie.

  178. Hershey’s Crème Pie.

  179. Mrs Smiths

  180. James Coyne says:

    My favorite is bananna cream pie

  181. I would love to try the Edward’s Hershey’s Chocolate Cream Pie! That sounds too delicious! 🙂

  182. Vikki Billings says:

    I would like to try the Turtle pie made by Edwards

  183. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I know and have bought Mrs. Smith’s products , but have never heard of Edward’s before. So Mrs. Smith it is.

  184. They all look good. I would like to try the chocolate pie. thank you

  185. James Beck says:

    Mounds Coconut Creme Edwards pie

  186. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Prebaked Blueberry sounds good

  187. I’ve bought the Edwards pies before, in fact we’ve already eaten 2 this year for birthdays. 🙂 Looking forward to trying Mrs. Smith’s as well!

  188. I love Edward’s Hershey pie

  189. Chocolate cream pit