We are officially in the “dog-days” of summer. We’ve rarely had a day under 100* here, which is rare for this part of the mountains. You walk outside and you just melt.
Banquet has come up with a great new idea for beating the summer heat – individual microwavable fruit pies. At just around $1.00 per pie, they make the perfect summertime treat. (I love mine served piping hot with a scoop of frozen yogurt on the side! Mmmmm.) They’d also make the perfect dessert if you’ll be having a cookout this Labor Day weekend. Then, no one can complain that Aunt Mary got a bigger slice of pie this year, because they’re all the same size!
The Banquet Fruit Pies are available in 3 flavors: Apple, Peach, and Cherry Berry. They are super easy to make, just pop them in the microwave, and in 3 or 4 minutes, you’ve got a piping hot pie that smells (and tastes!) like you spent all day slaving over it.
Thanks to Mom Central and Banquet, I had the opportunity to test out the new Banquet Fruit Pies. They sent me 4 coupons so that we could try all the new flavors. Hubby wanted the peach pie. The kids all wanted apple, and I couldn’t wait to try out the cherry berry flavor.
I love how easy they were to make. Just a few minutes in the microwave. That’s it! Then, they come out, and the smell is simply divine. My entire house smelled like fruit pies by the time we were done making each one of them. But, because they’re cooked in the microwave, it didn’t heat my entire house like the oven does. That’s fabulous when it’s already 100* outside and you don’t want to turn on the oven. And the taste? They really do taste like they were baked in the oven. The fruit was sweet and still juicy, and the crust was baked to a golden perfection. Such a perfect little treat and it’s available at a great price, and it’s so easy to make. I love the convenience, and I love the taste even more. Plus, each pie contains 35% of your recommended amount of grains and 10% of your recommended fruit servings. They’re a great alternative to high calorie, high fat sweets that can quickly ruin your diet.
I’m quite impressed with the new Banquet Fruit Pies, and since this baby I’m carrying seems to want fruit all the time, these are a fun way to satisfy those cravings. Plus, they’re on sale at our local grocery store right now, so I’ve stocked up!
I also wanted to let you know that from August 26th – 28th, (right before the Labor Day holiday), 650 select Wal-Mart stores nationwide will be offering in-store demonstrations with samples of the new Banquet Fruit Pies topped with Reddi-Wip. I don’t have a list of the participating stores available, but you can easily check with the store manager to find out if your local store will be hosting a demonstration.
Treat yourself right. Head on out and grab one of the new Banquet Fruit Pies for dessert tonight.
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Banquet and received free coupons to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.