We love to bake and pies are a the best! You can literally put anything into a pie although it may already have a name like Quiche for example. You can add anything at all to a quiche which is especially important when it comes to the fussy pants of the family. And you can always tell the kids that it’s a breakfast pie, lol! The best part about this dish is that you can use a normal pie crust or you can use mini tarts which are great to take on picnics.
If you’re in need of a quick picnic snack or main course for that matter, Tenderflake frozen pie crusts are definitely something worth putting on the grocery list and you can see why below 🙂
Before the Quiche went into the oven!
The moment they came out of the oven. They turned out delicious!
Mini Quiche Tarts;
*First you are going to take your shells and place them apart on a baking sheet
- 1 – Tenderflake Mini Tart 2” Shells, 18 Pack
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 carrot (cut into small cubes)
- Some Chives
- Garlic Salt
- Red Chili Peppers
(You can add whatever you like to this, its one of those do-it-yourself recipes with things you like)
- Put all the above ingredients into a bowl and scrambled it all together.
- Pour some in each mini tart shell.
- Bake at 350* for about 15 minutes or until your egg looks cooked.
The second dessert I decided to make was yummy pumpkin pie tarts. Who doesn’t love these??? 🙂 Typically I make this from scratch but it was short notice and I didn’t have a pumpkin on hand so I used the canned stuff but it’s okay because I added my own little touch and they were another hit.
Pumpkin Tarts before going in the oven!
Pumpkin Pie Tarts
- 1 – Regular Tart 3” Shells, 12 Pack
- 1 Can of Pumpkin Pie filling
- 1 egg
- 1/4 evaporated milk
- And I added some raisins to mine
How to Bake:
- I laid my tart shells out and put about 3-4 raisins at the bottom of the tart
- Added my pumpkin pie filling to each tart
- Finished some of the tarts off with 3 raisins on the top
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 and bake until your toothpick comes out clean (roughly 30 minutes)
*Let cool and enjoy.. (Some people add whipped cream on the top but I didn’t think it would last long bringing them to the picnic so I omit it this time and they were still very tasty.
Tarts are a favorite here. From butter tarts to lemon tarts, they will be eaten for sure. A picnic wouldn’t be a picnic without pie so we also made an apple pie for those that aren’t fans of pumpkin.
Apple Pie before going in the oven
The apple filling 🙂
- 6-8 medium-sized apples. Peeled & Cored.
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3-4 tbsp. butter (melted)
- 3/4-1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 pkg. Tenderflake Deep Dish Pie Shell (2 shells)
- Egg wash (Optional)
Peel and core the apples then mix them with the lemon juice to prevent browning as well as to give some moisture to the sugar mixture in the next step. Mix the brown sugar, butter & cinnamon together. If you’d like you can add a bit of flour and water as well to make a pastier pie. Add the sugar mixture to the apples and pour into one of the deep dish pies. Place the second one on top and go around the edges with a fork. Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with sugar if you’d like. Bake for 35-45 minutes on 375. Allow to cool and bring it along for a delicious picnic dessert.
And Voila, you can have delicious snacks, appetizers or main courses in just moments. This wouldn’t have been easy without Tenderflake products of course. Conveniently pre-made crusts and shells are a huge time saver as well as an ingredient saver and they cook perfectly every time. Tenderflake’s products can be found in the freezer section of major grocery stores and some smaller stores as well which is great as they’re not hard to find.
I love how convenient they were for our take-along with us (and I wasn’t up all night baking. BONUS!!!). Enjoy!!! And please share your yummy recipes with us below.
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