Let them eat…Pie?

My Dad loved him some pie.  Any kind of pie…he was in. I worked in a Bakery all through high school, and they made some of the best pies ever! The bakery is owned by dear friends of mine, and I can assure you that each pie tastes just as awesome as the next.  They happened to be my Dad’s favorite pie bakery, and we even asked them to cater his 68th birthday party, which turned out to be his last birthday on earth.
For all of my friends in South Florida, run, don’t walk, to The Upper Crust in Lake Worth.  They have SO many flavors, and are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a random Tuesday.  It’s a tie between Raspberry and French Cream Cheese for my favorite – but no matter what, you can’t go wrong.

We’ve found a pie almost as delicious on the west coast of Florida, well, because that’s how we roll.  Pie everywhere. Yoders Restaurant is located in Sarasota, and serves delicious Peanut Butter pie.  Seriously, this pie weights about 15 pounds, which is probably what you gain when you can’t stop eating it all in one sitting.  Not that I know from experience or anything. I’m sure they have other pies, but people, don’t waste your time.  Their peanut butter pie is glorious.

Now that you’re in the mood for pie, I have a fabulously easy pie recipe to share.  This pie is SO easy, but is a crowd pleaser every time.  The great thing about this pie, is you can change the flavor, based on your preferences.

12 oz Cool Whip
8 oz Cream Cheese (softened for easy mixing)
Sleeve of fun size candy bars (any kind) – approximately 10 small bars
1 Graham Cracker ready made pie crust

Mix together the cool whip and cream cheese

Crush all candy bars – enough so they are broken up, but still somewhat chunky.  Pour approximately  3/4 of the candy bar mixture into the mixer, and mix.

Once mixed, scoop into the pie crust.  Use the remaining crushed candy bar for topping.

Seriously, good.  And easy.  Two things I really prefer in desserts. Enjoy!