Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Banquet Fruit Pies

A while back, I was contacted about trying out the new Banquet Fruit Pies. I am a big fan of fruit pies and enjoy Banquet Pot Pies, so it sounded like a great opportunity to me.

I sent my husband in search of the pies the first time. He looked in the dessert section, not realizing that they were located near the Banquet Pot Pies. So, when I was out earlier this week, I picked up a couple to try.

This evening, after dinner, I decided it might be the perfect time to try one of the pies. The primary directions listed are for the microwave. In just 4 short minutes, you can be enjoying a nice hot fruit pie with a flaky crust. They do offer directions for preparation in the oven, which will take 30 minutes. Honestly, if I'm going to wait 30 minutes, I will make a full pie - it loses some of the convenience factor with a long preparation time.

The kids and I shared the pie that I prepared tonight - we chose Apple Pie. One pie is a little high in calories (370 calories for the apple pie) from my perspective, but it is a treat/dessert and not out of line with what other desserts likely are. Many candy bars seem to be in the 200 calorie range and somehow don't seem as satisfying as a pie.

I will say that letting the pie sit for a few minutes after cooking is a good idea - it is really hot otherwise. I tried to remove the pie from the container to more easily share it with the kids - it broke apart, not entirely unexpectedly, but since I wasn't concerned about the visual, it was not a problem for me.

The crust is the same flaky crust that if you have had their pot pies you will be very familiar with. I was pleasantly surprised that even with microwave preparation, the crust came out flaky and not chewy.

The fruit filling was very flavorful, and refreshingly, not overly sweet. There was a good amount of spices to season the apples and the right amount of sauce around them. The apples were small dices. They didn't maintain much bite once cooked, but also weren't too mushy.

You can find Banquet Fruit Pies in the freezer section next to other Banquet meals and pot pies. There are three varieties - Apple, Peach and Cherry Berry. The suggested retail price for one fruit pie is between $0.68 and $1.00. You can find a coupon in this month's All You for $.35 on your next Banquet Fruit Pie purchase.

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Giveaway will remain open until August 5th at 6pm. Winners will be selected using Random.org random number generator and each person may only win one pair of coupons. The winners will be contacted by e-mail (Please make sure that your email address is either in your comment or clearly visible on your profile or blog) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. I did receive coupons to try the new Banquet Fruit Pies, so that I might share my experience. In addition, coupons were provided for a giveaway.

50 comments:

NeedANap2 said...

Favorite pie - probably lemon meringue. On the Banquet list - apple. In fact, there's one in my freezer right now. I've been wanting to try these! :)

Tracy Harper said...

It's a toss up between Coconut and Pecan pie as my fave!

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Jennifer said...

OMG!!! Coconut!!! Or my Granny's Chocolate Pie!!! Yummy

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Theresa said...

I think I love strawberry rubarb the best. Pumpkin might be tied for a very close second!

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blueberry pie is my favorite.

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Shannon said...

I love classic apple pie!

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Steph S said...

Black raspberry pie is my favorite!

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Patti said...

Favorite pie- Cherry! Cherry anything is fave.
I never knew Banquet even had pies- this is great!
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cami w said...

Favorite pie, lemon meringue or coconut cream pie. I can't wait to try these!

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sandra said...

I love cherry pie...with vanilla ice cream...YUM!!
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Janice said...

mmm, I like blueberry pie :) Though fresh blueberries are even better. Yum!

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Janelle said...

My favorite pie is either peach or pumpkin, depending on the time of year! :)

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Ryan said...

My fave is apple pie and mud pie!

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Pamela J said...

Favorite pie - French Silk
I would love to try the Berry Banquet Pie.
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Ramsey Revell said...

Favorite pie is definately an American classic...APPLE!!!

sarah said...

good old apple pie is my favorite!

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Tonight I feel like I could eat a whole cherry pie!

Janet said...

Apple pie and chocolate cream pie are my favorites.

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Darci said...

I LOVE peach pie!! and lemon meringue!

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Ashley said...

My favorite is apple pie.

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Baby Mama said...

I like cherry pie
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Thabal said...

I would go for Banquet Peach pie.. yummy :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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Janessa said...

I love cherry!

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Laura said...

My favorite pie is my grandmother's chocolate cream pie. Oh, that was Heaven. I also love apple and peach pies. I guess that my favorite pie is one that I don't have to bake! :o)

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Penny W said...

my favorite pie is strawberry rhubarb, but of the banquet pies, i'd choose cherry berry

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Anonymous said...

I love Pumpkin Pie

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Anonymous said...

I love lemon m. pie
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tristatecruisers said...

My favorite pie is Apple!! YUM!!

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Kristen said...

Apple Pie!

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