Today I’m going to tell you a story about how I came to love a pie. The story starts with all of our fans on Facebook, because if it wasn’t for you (you are a fan, right?) I’d certainly never have gotten to know this pie.
The pie I’m referring to is our Pineapple Pistachio Pie.
This pie and I became acquainted on the day I thought I’d share the recipe with you all for National Pistachio Day. I was searching for a recipe I thought you guys would love, and decided on this one.
You guys went…PISTACHIOS over it.
Now, I’ve never had pistachio-flavored anything, so I didn’t understand what about this pie made it so good. But then one day, Patty made it for us in the Test Kitchen and set it out during lunchtime…
All I can say is…I took a bite of that pie, and it was like magic. Rich, creamy, pineapple pistachio magic. I knew I had to make it.
So I did.
If you’ve made one of our recipes before, then you already know how easy they are! This is by far my favorite aspect of the recipes on MrFood.com because, although I love cooking, I don’t always have a lot of time. (I’m not exactly the next Julia Child either.)
Before I begin to cook or bake anything, I always gather all of my ingredients and utensils and place them on the counter. As you can see, I decided to use a prebaked pie crust to make this easy pie recipe even easier!
First ingredient to go in the mixer is the cream cheese. I beat it at medium speed until it became smooth, occasionally using a spatula to scrape the sides.
Then I added the sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, and pudding mix to my fluffy cream cheese.
In the next step I added the pineapple and walnuts.
Meanwhile, in another bowl I beat the heavy cream. I don’t have an electric hand mixer, so I just used good old-fashioned (wo)man power. The cream was folded into the pudding mixture.
All I had left to do was pour it into the crust and VOILA!
The next morning my counter top looked like this:
I guess you could say I liked the pie…
After garnishing each one with a few pistachios, I went ahead and happily delivered these pies to my very-willing friends and family members! (I kept some filling in the freezer to eat as ice cream!)
Have you tried our incredible Pineapple Pistachio Pie yet? If not, you should! Click here for a link to the full recipe!
And be sure to let me know what your favorite pie is in the comments below!