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A 5-Minute Ice Cream Pie is the perfect summer dessert recipe. Simply add your favorite ice cream to your favorite crust and you have an instant easy dessert recipe for any occasion.

This post is sponsored by Mirum. All opinions are my own, and if you love ice cream then this is the recipe for you!

July is National Ice Cream Month so it’s time to get celebrating! Eating ice cream in summer is a given and making an ice cream pie is something that should be a required summer activity.

Growing up I remember walking with my parents, and then my friends, to the ice cream parlor a few blocks from my house. We’d get scoops of all different flavors, like bubble gum or butter pecan or cookies ‘n cream, but my favorite was always peanut butter. I still love peanut butter ice cream and it’s always one I gravitate too, that and cookies ‘n cream, of course.

If you’re looking to eat or make some ice cream treats this summer, be sure and visit icecreamrewards.com and check out Albertsons Ice Cream rewards program! More information is below but when you spend $20 on Unilever ice cream brands at Albertsons, you can enter to win a year’s supply of ice cream and get a $5 off reward!

Head to the store and grab a quart of ice cream to make my 5-Minute Ice Cream Pie: it’s crunchy, creamy, and sweet and perfect for National Ice Cream Month!

Since pie recipes are near and dear to my heart it was only natural for me to make an ice cream pie recipe! I especially love ice cream pie because it’s a no bake pie that only takes minutes to put together using your favorite flavors.

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This Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe is the perfect berry pie for summer. I made this pie without jello so it uses the fruit to naturally gel the pie filling.

I love using my all butter crust when I make fruit pies, but you can also use your favorite pie crust. Graham Cracker Crust goes perfect with strawberry pie too!

Whenever I think of fresh strawberries, I think of Disneyland (and vice versa). Food and memories are so intertwined that way; when something sticks in your head just the thought of the food brings the memory to the forefront.

When I was a kid we went to Disneyland every other year. We traveled in an RV so we stayed at a mobile home park near the parks. (This was before California Adventure existed, that huge parking structure wasn’t there and many of the hotels weren’t either.) Back then there were a lot of open fields in Anaheim and at least one of them, the one we walked by on our way to the park, was a strawberry field.

The memory of the smell of that fresh strawberry field in the muggy morning during the heat of summer is seared into my brain. It’s a sweet smell, not at all unpleasant, but it smells like fresh strawberries and earth and, to me, Disneyland. When I look at these pie photos, the smell jumps off the screen and I’m instantly transported back to the 1980s, walking with my mom and dad to the park, excitement in my belly and fresh strawberries on my mind.

A fresh strawberry pie screams summer with it’s vibrant red color, sweet taste and smell of fresh strawberries.

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Berry Crisp is so much better when it has an Oatmeal Cookie Crumble on top! This simple berry crisp recipe is full of delicious berry flavor and topped with a crumble that’s actually an oatmeal cookie. It’s a cookie cobbler recipe!

The title of this post is sure a mouthful, isn’t it? I originally posted this recipe back in 2014 when I knew nothing about SEO or naming recipes because that one is surely not something someone is going to search for. They’ll search for berry cobbler, yes, or berry crisp or berry crumble. But no one is going to search for Oatmeal Cookie Crumble let alone “Berry Crisp with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble.”

Ah, the things we learn as we do our jobs, right?

Regardless of what we call this recipe, let’s call it amazingly delicious. It’s a berry crisp recipe that has a giant oatmeal cookie as the crumble topping. You don’t get better than that!

I still remember when I developed this recipe. I’d just made oatmeal cookies when I started wondering about crisp and crumble recipes and realizing that so many of them called for oats. Oats, to me, signify oatmeal cookies…and this beautiful mash-up recipe was born.

My Berry Crisp recipe uses fresh or frozen mixed berries and is topped with an oatmeal cookie crumble topping. This is the perfect summer crisp recipe!

This isn’t the first time I made a crumble either: back in the day I was all about making crumble recipes for topping pies and bars. Even before I shared my all-purpose crumble topping recipe I was making things like Zucchini Pie Bars and Pear Pie Bars, all with a similar crumb on top.

I love how easy and versatile this simple berry crisp recipe is. There are so many ways to change it up to fit what fruit you have on hand or like to eat.

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Sometimes I can’t decide what kind of pie to make. For hours I’ll go back and forth: Coconut Cream Pie? Banana Cream Pie? Which one should I make?? Those sessions are usually accompanied by Facebook pleas and nail biting. Then I just decide to do both…all in one.

That’s when I come up with gems like this Coconut Banana Cream Pie: an easy pie recipe that’s completely from scratch with the flavors of coconut AND banana cream!

Okay, so this pie is off the chain. But first I have to tell you a story about the time my husband ate cookies I didn’t make.

A couple of years ago our school had their annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Since I was the head of the committee, I was at the dance the entire time. The kids had a blast and the grocery store cookies we bought flew off the platters.

Then Jordan ran up to me. “MOMMY! GUESS WHAT??!!!!”

“What honey!?” I answered.

“DADDY ATE A COOKIE!” bursted out of her mouth.

When I looked at my husband he had a guilty look on his face. You guys. He ate a grocery store bought cookie. Do you get the problem??? He ate calorie-wasting cookies…but won’t ever eat these. Or these. Or THESE. He doesn’t eat ANYTHING I MAKE…and then he ate a cookie from Winco. He’s lucky there was a gymnasium full of preteen girls or he would have gotten more than a raised eyebrow from me.

That has nothing to do with Coconut Banana Cream Pie except that he most definitely won’t eat this: as we’ve discussed prior, he doesn’t like pudding. That’s fine, MORE FOR ME.

A Coconut Banana Cream Pie is the best of both desserts: Coconut Cream Pie and Banana Cream Pie all together in one easy recipe!

This pie is completely made from scratch – that’s right – NO boxes or mixes! While it’s a little bit of a labor of love to make a pudding pie from scratch, it’s worth it. I will tell you that I love homemade pudding 100% more than I like box pudding (and I do like box pudding).

The crust, the pudding, and the whipped cream all all homemade and topped with a delicious dusting of toasted coconut. It’s like biting into heaven!

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Crazy for Crust | Pie by Dorothy Kern - 3M ago

This pie is for you if you’re as addicted to coconut as I am. A Coconut Chess Pie is a baked coconut pie that’s creamy like custard and FULL of coconut flavor. It’s like eating a macaroon with a pudding base and a pie crust chaser. *swoon*

Why is coconut only a spring food? I eat it all year long but I only see it floating around the internet in force in spring (and then, as a cursory ingredient in tropical cocktails in summer). Coconut is treated like a spring sport: here in a flash, gone in an instant. It doesn’t even get Fall Ball or whatever baseball has in the autumn.

I love coconut all year – it’s actually one of my favorite flavors. In fact: I’ll often choose coconut over chocolate. I KNOW, RIGHT?

I’ve made this Coconut Chess Pie a few times now and, guys, it’s the best thing ever: it’s like a macaroon on crack, seriously. It’s got a smooth pudding like custard layer, made with eggs and buttermilk and coconut flavor and tons of sweetened coconut.

If you love coconut like I do this is going to be the pie that knocks your socks off!

Coconut Chess Pie is like a creamy custard chess pie but with added coconut. It’s perfect served warm!

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This No Bake Cheesecake is a chocolate covered pretzel pie! It’s a pretzel crust filled with no-bake cheesecake and topped with chocolate ganache. This sweet and salty pie recipe is so good!

No bake cheesecake recipes are one of my favorite spring and summer desserts. This pie is reminiscent of my Strawberry Salad Pie and my No-bake Lemon Cheesecake. Any of them are perfect for these warmer months.

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I seriously struggled hard with what to call this pie. I had so many different ideas:

  • No-bake cheesecake with pretzel crust and ganache topping (too long)
  • Chocolate topped no-bake cheesecake (but what about the pretzel crust?)
  • Sweet and salty no-bake cheesecake (sounds good but no one searches for that)

And so on. It took me probably a good week to settle down to write this and come up with a name: Chocolate Covered Pretzel No Bake Cheesecake. I feel like that covers all the bases: a no-bake cheesecake filling with a pretzel crust and it’s chocolate covered with ganache.

In other words: it’s heaven.

I’ve made a lot of no-bake cheesecakes but I have to say, this is my favorite filling recipe for a no bake cheesecake. It’s simple, fast, and foolproof and will set up every time, I promise. Plus, you probably have some of the ingredients already.

I also love pairing no-bake cheesecake with a no-bake crust. What’s the point of making a no-bake pie if you have to turn on the oven to bake the crust?  The sweetness of the cheesecake pairs so well with the salty pretzels and the rich chocolate ganache on top completes the entire thing. After all, chocolate covered pretzels are crack in a bag, at least for me, so a chocolate covered pretzel PIE? Um, yes.

Basically, if you love chocolate covered pretzels and no-bake cheesecake, you’re going to love this pie!

At some point I’ll post about how to make a pretzel pie crust, but in the meantime I’ll explain it here. It’s simple to do and you just need a few ingredients.

A pretzel crust is like a graham cracker crust but with pretzels instead of graham crumbs.

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This easy French Silk Pie recipe is egg-free! No eggs makes it simple to make. It’s the perfect chocolate pie recipe!

IT’S PI DAY!!! Yep: it’s March 14 (aka 3.14), my favorite day. To celebrate I’m making PIE!

I’ve always loved French Silk Pie. When I was a teenager we’d frequent Baker’s Square in San Bruno (often late at night) and I’d order mashed potatoes with gravy and a slice of French Silk Pie. (And I wonder why I gained 15 pounds my senior year, lol.)

(Also: nothing has changed. I still love mashed potatoes and gravy more than life.)

Baker’s Square French Silk Pie was magical: creamy chocolate, whipped cream, and a delicious crust. I was a crust snob even then! I’d eat French Silk Pie everywhere it was available (we also frequented Heidi’s Pies) but none could compare to the one at Baker’s Square.

My only problem with making French Silk Pie from scratch is that it’s made with raw eggs. That always freaks me out; I don’t even like making meringue unless I’m cooking the egg whites over a double boiler. Unless you make French Silk Pie with pasteurized eggs you’re tempting fate (and even then it freaks me out). That’s why, a few years ago, I developed an eggless French Silk recipe.

That’s right: French Silk Pie without raw eggs!

I originally made the French Silk filling to put on top of brownies and stuff in cupcakes, and then I decided I needed to post an actual French Silk Pie. So I am posting my EGGLESS French Silk Pie and hope that you love it – and that the haters don’t get on my case.

(I can hear them now: this isn’t French Silk, DOROTHY. This is chocolate pie. GET IT TOGETHER DOROTHY!)

Whatevs, I’m calling this what it is:

This is my favorite French Silk Pie Recipe made easy with just a few ingredients and made in no time at all!

French Silk Pie starts with a fabulous crust. Now, I encourage you to use my all butter pie crust recipe because it’s the best one you’ll ever eat. However, if you don’t have the time or want to make a pie crust from scratch, it’s ok to start with a refrigerated crust from the grocery store. (Do yourself a favor and buy Pillsbury, okay? The store brand ones are not good, believe me.)

Once you have your crust, you’re going to blind bake it according to my directions. It’s simple and foolproof and it won’t roll up on itself and collapse in your pan.

Then, it’s time for the French Silk Pie filling!

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Crazy for Crust | Pie by Dorothy Kern - 8M ago

Eggnog Pie – a cream pie made with eggnog! This easy pie recipe has only 4 ingredients and could easily be made completely no-bake with a different crust.

Eggnog. You either love it or you hate it. There are very few people I’ve encountered that like it “a little.” Unlike gingerbread or peppermint…eggnog is eggnog. Kind of no matter where you put it.

I fall in the “LOVE IT!” category for eggnog. I’ve loved it since I was a little girl. I remember getting a carton of it as soon as it was available in the store and enjoying little glasses of it with my Dad throughout the holiday. Which is why it astonishes me that (1) Jordan doesn’t really like it (I guess she’s her father’s daughter) and (2) that I’ve never made dessert with it before.

I knew that, this year, I had to remedy that! As soon as I saw this pie I knew a pie would be one of the things I made with eggnog this year.

And wouldn’t you know…it was the only thing? I swear, where did the time go? I need another week to post all my ideas for Christmas. If I don’t get my extra week you’ll either be getting red and green treats way into 2013 or I’ll have to save them and hope to remember to use them next year. {Please tell me I’m not the only one who does that?}

This pie has only 4 ingredients: pie crust, pudding mix, eggnog, and whipped cream. That’s IT! It comes together in no time at all, and if you wanted to you could make it a no-bake pie by using an Oreo or Shortbread Crust instead.

I made my own whipped cream from heavy whipping cream, but you can also use Cool Whip if you want. No judgements here! 99% of the time I do use Cool Whip. The pudding mix and the whipped cream make the pie super light. It’s like eating air. Which has no calories. So this pie has no calories! (Right?)

Eggnog pie is an easy recipe with only 4 ingredients; it’s perfect for Christmas or even Thanksgiving!

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Peach Pie is such an easy pie recipe. Make this easy peach pie with a crumble topping or as a double crust pie or even with a lattice! It’s the perfect peach pie recipe.

Peach season might be in summer but you can enjoy peach pie all year long! This peach pie recipe is made using frozen peaches, but you can use fresh, frozen, or even canned! Now you can have peach pie for Thanksgiving or any time of year!

Even better, if you can’t decide what kind of topping you want on your peach pie, don’t worry. This recipe is written as a peach pie with crumble topping OR a peach pie with double crust. You can even make a lattice topping if you’d like.

I think the most important part of this peach pie recipe is the ratio of filling ingredients. I’ve perfected my fruit pie filling so that it works with almost any fruit: fresh, frozen or otherwise! This is a great recipe to have in your recipe box for whenever you have fruit you need to use up. Just last weekend I made this peach pie with raspberries and it was fantastic!

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Crazy for Crust | Pie by Dorothy Kern - 9M ago

This easy recipe is so much fun! Pie Cookies – turn your favorite homemade or store bought cookies into fun little pies!

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(This post was originally written in 2011. Photos and recipe updated 2018.)

Sometimes you feel like a pie…and sometimes you feel like a cookie! When those cravings hit, make these EASY pie cookies!

If you need a simple semi-homemade cookie recipe, this is it. They’re adorable and everyone will think about how cute they are.

I originally posted this recipe when I hit 100 posts. Now I have over 1000! Isn’t that crazy?

One of the things I love most about this blog is the creativity it allows me, like when I want to make blueberry pie cookies or cake with sprinkles or a cookie pie.

These easy cookies are fun for adults but even more fun for kids, and the sky is the limit on how you can make them!

You can easily make blueberry or cherry lattice pie. Or how about pumpkin pie or banana or lemon or chocolate cream pie? With a little imagination you can make any kind of pie you want…out of cookies.

How do you make pie cookies?

It’s easy! You just need a few basic ingredients:

  • Store-bought cookies or pre-baked ones. You can make your own sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies or use packaged. I used shortbread cookies and store-bought chocolate chip.
  • Frosting – make your own chocolate and vanilla frosting, or use a can.
  • Food coloring
  • Pastry bags
  • Pastry tips
  • Candy for filling

Pie cookies are a fun and easy way to make pies out of semi-homemade ingredients like cookies and candy!

Originally, I thought of making these these because a friend made “pie” cupcakes at playdate. I thought they were the cutest things ever and filed the method away to do at a later time. When I started thinking about this post, I figured, why not use cookies?

How to make fruit pie cookies:
  • Tint your vanilla frosting a bit of yellow to make it more like a pie crust color.
  • Frost a light layer of frosting on your cookie.
  • Use M&Ms or other similar candy to make the filling of your pie. Think blue for blueberry, red for cherry, or yellow for lemon!
  • Piping: use a Wilton #102 tip to pipe the lattice and crust edge.
How to make chocolate cream pie cookies:
  • To make chocolate cream pie, use chocolate frosting.
  • Use other tinted vanilla frosting for other pie flavors (like yellow for banana or lemon, orange for pumpkin).
  • Use a Wilton tip #18 to pipe the whipped cream using vanilla frosting.

Really, the sky is the limit with these fun cookies. Use your imagination to make any kind of pie!

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Pie Cookies

Turn homemade or store bought cookies into little pies with just a few ingredients! You can easily frost the cookies with frosting and M&Ms to look like little pies!

  • 12 Sugar Cookies (store bought or from scratch (my Perfect Sugar Cookies, or any refrigerated cookie dough or mix, or use store bought cookies like shortbread rounds))
  • 1 tub Vanilla frosting
  • 1 tub Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • Yellow Food Coloring
For the Fruit Pie Cookies:
  1. Separate vanilla frosting into two bowls. Tint one bowl with one drop of yellow food coloring (for the pie crust) and leave the other white (for the whipped cream). Add to decorating bags. Fit the yellow frosting with a flat tip and the white frosting with a star shaped tip.
  2. Spread a little frosting on each cookie and top with colored M&Ms for desired “filling.” Pipe pie crust edge and lattice with light yellow frosting or pipe on the white frosting to look like whipped cream. Chill to harden.
For the Chocolate Cream Pie Cookies:
  1. Frost each cookie with chocolate frosting. Pipe white frosting around the edge using a star shaped tip to look like whipped cream. Chill to set.

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Blueberry Pie Cookies

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Perfect Soft Sugar Cookies (no roll)

 

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