Experiments with Pie Filling [Insert Evil Laugh Here] Part 2

By Geekmom

What else can you make with pie filling?

 

Fruit Trifle

*Prepare fresh fruit of choice (4 c.) or pie filling for 9 inch pie. Strawberries are best fresh. Sour cherries and blueberries are best in pie filling.

* Thaw 12 oz. container of Cool Whip.

*Make a yellow cake. (Mix or scratch… doesn’t matter.)

*Make a large package of instant vanilla pudding.

Assemble in the following order:
1/2 cake crumbled
1/2 pudding
1/2 fruit
1/2 Cool Whip
and repeat.

 

Fruit Oat Bars

1 c. Butter softened
1 c. packed brown sugar
2 c. quick oats
1 c. flour
2 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1 can pie filling of choice

*Beat butter with mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add brown sugar and beat well.

* Combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl and mix well. Add four mix to butter, beating at low until blended and crumbly.

*Spread 2/3 in ungreased 13 x 9 in pan and press down with plastic wrap to form a firm layer. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes.

*Pour pie filling over partially baked crust. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture evenly.

*Return to oven and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and filling bubbles.

*Cool completely before cutting.

 

Last week I tried something new.  I took yellow cupcakes.  Made holes in them.  Filled them with cherry pie filling and topped them with Custard Icing (amazing and wonderful icing that makes me melt).

 

Custard Icing

Cook together 1 c milk and 4 T flour until thick and then cool.  Beat together 1 c sugar, 1/2 c butter, 1/2 c Crisco, and 2 t vanilla.  Add the paste mixture and beat until the sugar granules disappear.  Admittedly, it is a very long time.  Thank goodness for my Kitchenaid.  Use when this happens.

Frankly, the experiments are bound to continue.  So I imagine that I will revisit this another day.

 

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