I am a big fan of pies, and to me, it isn’t a holiday with out one! But what if you didn’t have time to bake a pie? Enter the Mrs. Smith’s Signature Deep Dish pies!
I was sent four coupons for each of Mrs Smith’s new pies, with the instructions to pick them up at the store and try them out. There are four kinds, Peach, Pumpkin, Cherry, and Apple. Walmart carries Mrs Smith’s so that’s where I went two days before Thanksgiving. Apparently I was not the only one who wanted pies. The peach was sold out! However I did get the other three.
One of the first things I noticed on the box were the words “Made with real butter” Yes please! I prefer whole foods to anything else. We baked the pies and oh, the house smelled so good! When they came out of the oven I was pleased, they looked just like a pie that I would make.
The really fun thing about these pies are the toppings that come with each one. The peach and pumpkin both have a cream cheese topping, the cherry has a dark chocolate topping, and the apple has a crumb topping which goes on while baking and then after it’s cooled you add a caramel topping.
I took these pies to our family gathering and figured it would be the true test. Would Mrs Smith’s pies be as good as the homemade ones we were all used to?
Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese
I don’t believe I have ever had a cream cheese topping on my pumpkin pie. It was delicious! Hubby’s favorite pie is pumpkin and he couldn’t get enough of it. In fact he tried to hide the pie so there would be leftovers for his lunch! Grandpa disliked the ginger in it. But that was the only complaint from any-one.
Apple with Caramel Topping
Have you ever had one of those candles that smelled like caramel apple pie and it smelled good enough to eat? When I first took a bite of this pie I immediately thought of those candles. It tasted soooo yummy! The only thing was, we took it out of the oven to soon, so it didn’t get completely baked. Oops! Very good pie, not too sweet and just the right amount of caramel.
Cherry Pie with Dark Chocolate Topping
This one took the cake, or should I say pie? I loved it, the almost bitter dark chocolate and the sweet/tart fruit… Yummo! This is the only one that completely disappeared as well.
Final thoughts: These pies run about $5 a piece, and I know that next time I need a pie in a hurry, rather than stay up late and try to do it all myself, hubby will get sent to the store.
Now, I promised a giveaway, did I not? Mrs Smith’s is giving one lucky winner a coupon for a free Signature Deep Dish pie and $50 to Williams Sonoma! Can you believe it? So go ahead and enter, you lucky ducks!
The only required entry is a comment saying what you would buy with your gift card and which pie you would like most to try. The other entries are extras to make your chances better!