October 14 is Dessert Day

Five Simply Delicious Dessert Hacks

There may not be a better dessert than a mouth-watering slice of pie fresh from the oven, but serving your pie with a dollop of whipped cream, or “a la mode” with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, may dress up this treat. Add a dash of creativity and a simple pie becomes a true work of art that will have your family and friends coming back for seconds. Try serving up a new mouth-watering dessert from old-fashion favorites.

  • Make individual treats by cutting a baked and chilled pumpkin pie into bite-sized squares. Place a decorative toothpick in each bite.
  • Sprinkle the top of your apple pie with shredded cheddar cheese three to five minutes before the end of baking.
  • Break up apple pie leftovers into an ovenproof dish, cover with grated cheese and raisins. Microwave or run under the broiler until the cheese melts.
  • Remove the streusel topping from a frozen, unbaked Dutch Apple Pies and place it in a bowl. Mix the streusel with raisins, nuts, or dried fruit. Replace the streusel topping on the frozen pie and bake. For a festive holiday flourish, cool the pie, and then add whipped topping and cranberry sauce.
  • For a decadent “Pecan Sundae,” cut out a circle of pecan pie and top with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream. Drizzle with butterscotch sauce, pile on whipped topping and garnish with crust crumbles from the pie and top with a maraschino cherry.
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