Sunday, October 31, 2010

Candy Pie



This is a re-post from last year, I am making it again with all my leftover candy. I think it is a very clever idea!

Candy Pie, a great way to use up all that leftover Halloween candy! I wish I could say this was my bright idea, but I saw it at Cakespy's Blog and knew I had to make it. I have a friend with a major sweet tooth and I knew they would be in love with this decadent dessert!

The bonus for me, was that this was my first time making a pie crust from scratch, I am no longer a pie crust virgin! It was so fast and easy, I could kick my own butt for cheating and buying pre-made pie crusts for all these years. I used my late Mother In Law, Margie's recipe and it rocked!

Pie Crust - Ingredients or Buy one

4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
1 3/4 cups shortening, very cold
2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 cup very cold water
1 egg

Add the flour, salt, sugar to a bowl and mix well, add the shortening and using a pastry cutter, forks or your fingers mix them lightly till they resemble small peas

In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar, cold water and egg, mix well and pour into your flour mixture

Stir the flour mixture till well combined and moist, make into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for 30 minutes

You will only need half of the pie dough, you can refrigerate or freeze the other half

Roll dough out into a circle, and place in your pie tin, crimp the edges

Blind bake the pie crust for about 10 to 15 minutes at 350°F.

Let the pie crust rest until it's room temperature, and then fill it with whatever mix of candy suits you. She found that a chocolate-heavy mix tasted best, I used Snickers, Kit Kats, Hershey's Chocolate Bars, M&M's, Milky Way, Reesers Peanut Butter Cups, and some Malt Balls I had laying around. Don't be afraid to fill it to the top, as the candy will flatten and lower as it melts.

Bake in a 350°F oven for about 30-40 minutes, or until the candy is melted and the crust golden. The time may vary depending on your candy mixture. Once you remove it from the oven, let it cool for at least an hour so that the filling can set

Cut, serve and get your sweet tooth on!

25 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Gorgeous candy pie!! And I am trying your pie crust next time I need one. Perfect perfect use for the leftover candy.

Love the m and ms.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Oh, you are evil. My son would snatch this whole pie and run. I get a toothache just looking at it, but it's a clever idea. Great job!

Debbie said...

You are bad Cheryl!!! This is such a great idea...my son would love the candy pie....I'm sure he would also devour the m&m pancakes....Me too!

Cheryl said...

I do chocolate chip pancakes all the time. I think Molly and Bill would like the candy pie. :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

You know I am a fan of all things pie!

teresa said...

would it be too much to do the pancakes for dinner and the pie for dessert! i love both of them, they're so fun and colorful!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Evil Evil Evil!!! Wow love that it is so whimsical !!

Mini Baker said...

GREAT way to use up leftover Halloween candy! Looks delish!
-Mini Baker

Jamie said...

Now that is a candy lovers pie! Great use of extra candy!

Joan said...

oh my oh my oh my! That pie looks so cute! I love it!

Heather said...

holy crap lady! that pie looks freakin amazing!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

WOW! That's like a pie that would come right out of the Wonka factory! Love it, I'll try it too!
Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

The pie looks terrific - congrats on your crust.

The pancakes would make M & C so very happy!!!

burpandslurp said...

ohmigosh!!! that looks beautiful!!! It's not a pie...it's a work of ART!!!

Ginger said...

OH MY GOSH!! What more is there to say other than YUMMY!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

That pie is calling my name Cheryl! My oldest would fight me for that and the pancakes too!

MaryBeth said...

The pie was so WOW...my husband loved it, now me I would be all over these pancakes in a heart beat. Oh by the way I will bring you some of the pumpkin butter this weekend!

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Marjie said...

I learned to make pie crust this year, too, but I am still pie-crust-phobic! My dearly beloved, who is a pie fanatic, says the recipe I found is the best pie crust he has ever eaten. Since his mother was a pie baker extraordinaire, I take that as the highest possible compliment.

I bet my kids would like this candy pie, too.

teresa said...

i do remember this one, oh so delicious!!

Kristin said...

I made this for my son's birthday and we loved it! Don't cook it too long, and make sure you have junior mints or peppermint patties to make it extra good!

Lisa said...

There just aren't words to describe that pie. It's the fudgiest thing I've ever seen and looks so rich. Great way to use up all sorts of candy. By the way, I'm holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/11/45-csn-giveaway.html

Ann Steinbach said...

That pie looks so good!

sherry wine said...

Its really a mouth watering dices. Love this candy pie very much.

Celeste said...

Thank you for posting this! I am totally going to use my daughter's leftover Halloween candy for this... I'm so excited!!!! :) YAY!

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