6 Mail Order Pies That Taste Like Homemade
It’s okay to let the pros take baking off of your plate (it’s plenty full already). These fresh-baked pies have flawless flaky crusts and are carefully delivered straight to your door. No one will ever know you didn’t bake them yourself.
Apple Pie Baked Apples
This adorable dessert offers all the flavors and aroma of a warm apple pie, pre-portioned into single-serve treats. Each apple is filled with homemade pie filling and topped with a swirl of pecan-oat crumble. The combination is so good it will have you licking the spoon. Though other varieties of crisp apples work in a pinch, we prefer Honeycrisp because they hold their shape when baked. As far as the crust goes, we love a traditional lattice, but feel free to get creative with all sorts of designs. We recommend serving the whole thing a la mode.
5 Mini Pies Made in a Muffin Tin
These individually-sized pies are the perfect addition to your holiday spread. They’re made with easy press-in crusts or prepared pie dough so assembly is a cinch. All you’ll need to consider is whether to serve whipped cream or ice cream alongside (but we think it’s OK to have both).
Butterscotch-Apple Mini Pies
We packed all the homey goodness of a warm apple pie into the cups of a standard muffin tin. Its made-just-for-me-size kind of reminds us of our favorite fast-food apple pie (it’s OK to admit it!). We made the easiest caramel there ever was by making an easy ganache using butterscotch chips and warm cream. As the apples bake and release their juices, the sauce melts into something entirely apple-y and divine. We like this warm and a la mode but they’re pretty darn good for breakfast the next day. Warm them in the toaster oven or eat them at room temperature.