Happy Friday y’all! You have no idea how good it feels saying that. Even better that there’s pie involved too!
And it’s not just any pie— it’s my two favorite pie flavors of all time combined into one fruity, tart, perfectly sweet, bubbly pie. All topped with creamy dreamy vanilla ice cream. Cue the angels singing please!
Now that’s what I call a happy Friday.
Believe it or not, this is actually my first time sharing a pie on my blog. Typically, I’m more of a fruit crisp or crumble girl, but once in a while, only a pie will do.
And the holidays are usually a good excuse for that.
Probably the real reason I’m not a pie gal is because, well, I’m not so talented with homemade pie crusts. I must say, it’s been a while since I’ve tried my hand at one, but it’s really something I never got excited about. Not like cookies, or cakes, or brownies, because those I will drop literally everything to bake.
Maybe that’ll change down the line, but until then, I’m just content with being a lazy pie baker BECAUSE…..
…. of my new favorite Immaculate Baking Company Pie Crusts! Have you guys ever heard of Immaculate Baking before???
Immaculate Baking is actually local to North Carolina (where I live!!) and creates organic, natural, and even gluten free baking products to make life a little easier (and healthier). Cookie doughs, cinnamon rolls, pie crusts, scratch mixes— all made with more natural ingredients. So cool, right?!? And their back story is so interesting. They started as a small business working out of a garage, just trying to get their product into people’s hands, and have grown into this amazing company that sells all over the US!
I found all their products at our local co-op market, but they carry them at most Whole Foods, Fresh Markets, and Harris Teeters too. They’re super reasonably priced and they even have a $1 off coupon on their website right now. Win win!
When I first found out about Immaculate Baking, I was blown away by their nutrition labels— no mystery ingredients or unpronounceable names to be found. And for a lazy pie baker like me, you BET I was excited!
For this pie, I decided to try my hand at a lattice crust, since my pie crust was already made for me and all, and it was actually SO much fun! And pretty darn easy, I might add.
All I had to do with slice up my pie crust into 1” pieces, save half for the regular lattice and the other half for braiding. For the braided pieces, I sliced the 1” pieces into thirds, pressed them together at the top, and then braided them just like I would braid hair. That easy!
Once all my pieces were braided, I just placed them on the pie filling, alternating between regular strips and braided strips. Pop that baby in the over for 55-60 minutes and you’ve got this beauty ready for dessert!
I absolutely loved how it turned out and already can’t wait to try another pie. Like really really soon 😉 If you’re looking for more pie inspiration, or dessert inspiration at that rate, be sure to check out Immaculate Baking’s website for all their recipes ideas!