Pumpkin Pie Shake with Mrs. Smith's Signature Pies

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Pie is a favorite dessert at our house. Who doesn't love pie? I always make them from scratch, but when I was given the chance to try Mrs. Smith's Signature Deep Dish pies, I figured that with the kitchen makeover still in progress, this was a good time to try something a little easier.

I had a hard time finding them at first, but finally found some at my local Walmart. To find out if they are available in your area, you can check the Mrs. Smith's website for retailers. They didn't have the Deep Dish Cherry Pie with Butter Fudge Sauce or the Deep Dish Peach Pie with Cream Cheese Icing, but I was able to try the other two.

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First up is the Deep Dish Dutch  Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce. One thing I noticed right away is that the crumb topping comes in its own bag. You add the crumbs during the last 20 minutes of baking. I thought that was great, because it ensures that you have a nice crunchy topping.

The house smelled amazing while the pie was baking. My boys could barely wait for it to cool down so they could have a piece. I topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then drizzled it with the caramel that comes with the pie. The bonus of baking it yourself rather than buying a bakery pie is that you can serve it warm. And in my opinion, apple pie must be served warm! :)

The verdict: We loved it! And I will admit that I was surprised that a frozen pie could taste so good. I didn't like it as much as my homemade pie, but it is the best store bought apple pie I've ever had. The crunchy topping is what did it for me. The chunks of apple are nice and big, but it would have been even better with more apples/less sugary filling. My family loved the caramel, but I thought it was plenty sweet without it. If you aren't a fan of baking pies, I think this is a good option!

And last but not least, we gave the Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Icing a try. Truth be told, no one in my family is a huge pumpkin pie fan. So I decided to try something totally different. I used the pumpkin pie to make Pumpkin Pie Shakes!

I have seen pumpkin pie shakes at our local ice cream shop, but I have never tried one before. Oh my goodness it was yummy! I loved the hint of spice, and the chunks of pie crust in the ice cream. And the addition of the cream cheese icing added a little extra sweetnes that was just perfect. Seriously good people!  I'm including the recipe so you can make some Pumpkin Pie Shakes of your own.

Pumpkin Pie Shake

2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2-2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp cream cheese icing (included with the pie)
1/8 of a pumpkin pie, chopped (I used Mrs. Smith's Signature Pumpkin Pie)
Whipped cream
Nutmeg

Combine the vanilla ice cream and the milk in the blender. Blend till smooth, adding as much milk as you like. Add the cream cheese icing and the chopped piece of pumpkin pie. Blend just for a few seconds. Serve with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.
-Serves 1-2 people

Want to hear the best part? Mrs. Smith's is giving one of you readers a coupon for a Deep Dish pie as well as a $50 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card! How awesome is that?

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Comments

  1. I would like to try the deep dish apple with caramel. I need some new cookie sheets for holiday baking.

  2. I follow Mrs. Smith's on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/jodoobers/

  3. Adrianne Miller says:

    I am not a huge pie fan except when it comes to peach. So if I can find it, that is what I would try!

  4. Follow Mrs. Smith's on Pinterest

  5. I'd like to try Signature Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Icing. Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Square Dish would be great to get.

  6. I'd try the deep dish peach pie for sure!

  7. I really like the deep dish apple pie but usually save the caramel sauce for my coffee and serve the warm pie with just ice cream. I'd buy one for Christmas, or maybe just for dinner ;)

  8. Definitely the Deep Dish Dutch Apple!
    I'd look at the nonstick fry pans.

  9. Denise Wilson says:

    Definitely the Deep Dish Dutch Apple!
    I'd look at the nonstick fry pans.

  10. Aloha Kara! I'd try the Pumpkin Pie! 8-)

  11. I follow the Mrs. Smith's board on Pinterest:
    http://pinterest.com/mrssmithspies/mrs-smith-s-classic-pies/

  12. I would love to try the Dutch Apple with Caramel Sauce and I would purchase a Nordic Ware Holiday Gingerbread Loaf Tin

  13. Follow Mrs Smiths on pinterest as mummytotwoboys1

  14. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    Follow Mrs. Smith's on Pinterest

  15. I'd like to try Signature Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie with Cream Cheese Icing

  16. I Follow Mrs. Smith's on Pinterest

  17. I'd love to try the Peach Pie! My fav! And I'm not sure what I'd buy with the giftcard but I'd sure love looking around with $50 to spend!!

  18. I follow them on Pinterest. (dezia)

  19. I'd like to try the pumpkin in a shake like you did, but cherry with fudge icing also sounds good.

  20. I'd like the dutch apple pie and I'd get some Christmas gifts with the gift card.

  21. I'd love to try the apple pie and buy some kitchen linens.

  22. Anne Marie says:

    Pumpkin pie is my choice.

  23. Anne Marie says:

    I follow Mrs. Smith on pinterest.

  24. Ttrockwood says:

    I would get deep dish pumpkin and buy a new french press

  25. I love all things coconut, so the coconut custard pie would be my first choice! So many of my cooking and baking dishes and utensils are ancient, so I'd love almost anything new…La Creuset baking dishes, glass bowls, a colander set – I was in heaven just looking at the website!

  26. Kathy Artis says:

    I would like to try the Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce & think I might get a mixer
    thanks for giveaway
    coupon.artis @ gmail dot com

  27. Kathy Artis says:

    Follow mrs smith's on pinterest / Rose A / kroseartis

  28. I'd like to try the peach…and I'd buy a hand mixer.

  29. I would love to try the peach or cherry…still can't decide between the tempting fudge sauce and cream cheese frosting:)

  30. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    Deep Dish Pumpkin and a Nespresso U from Williams Sonoma! :)

  31. wendy rozema says:

    dutch apple pie! I would buy some OXO containers to hold my flour, sugar & other baking stuff! I like mrs smith on pinterest

  32. I would like to try Deep dish apple pie!

  33. I'm following Mrs Smith's on Pinterest.

  34. Cherry Pie with Butter Sauce, sounds so yummy!!

  35. I'd put the $ towards a pressure cooker! And, following Mrs. Smith's on Pinterest!

  36. I would try the cherry with butter fudge sauce. I'm surprised that these went over so well! Makes me want to try them out. As for William-Sonoma? It would take a lot for me to not want to buy the whole store. I don't think there is a single thing in there I DON'T want!

  37. I would love to try the pumpkin pie with cream cheese icing!!

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