These Leftover Pie Parfaits are a deliciously simple way to use up leftover holiday pies. Plus they’re easy enough for the kids to make.
This is a sponsored post, written by Rebecca Andexler, on behalf of Marie Calendar’s/Conagra.
Everyone has a million recipes for the leftover turkey and stuffing, but what about leftover pies? In our family, everyone is usually still so stuffed from dinner that even the most inviting desserts are usually only half-eaten. These Leftover Pie Parfaits are such a fun way to transform what’s left into a whole new dessert — and get the kids involved to boot.
While the recipe itself is incredibly simple, there’s a a pretty interesting story behind this idea: A few weeks ago I was contacted by an old friend who works with Marie Callender’s to see if I could help with a holiday food segment for a popular daytime television show. Of course I jumped at the chance.
Believe it or not, Marie Callender’s pies have been a key part of our Thanksgiving celebrations for years — my in-laws usually host and they always make store-bought frozen pies. Marie’s Pecan Pie is my personal favorite but they’re all really solid and a great choice if you don’t have time to bake from scratch. My father-in-law always puts them in the oven as we’re enjoying the turkey so the house smells like freshly baked pies just as everyone is starting to crave dessert.
Anyway, I can’t say much more about the television segment at this point, other than we shared some really fun ideas for making your holiday pies special. In addition to working with an amazing team at the television studio, I also want to credit Chef Cat De Orio (those of you in Chicago will recognize her as the gorgeous, talented host of WTTW’s Check Please). Cat also works with Marie Callender’s and she brainstormed the ideas we shared during the show (including these awesome parfaits). The show is syndicated nationwide and the segment will air next Wednesday, so I’ll be able to share the clip and more behind-the-scenes details then.
Meanwhile, lets talk about the parfaits! These literally took just a couple of minutes to put together and I let the kids build their own (with assistance). I started by breaking up the leftover pies (we used apple and pumpkin) into small chunks. Then you just layer the pie pieces into jars, adding whipped cream in between. We used Reddi-Wip to make this even easier (and because the kids love spraying it). From there, you can top your parfaits as you please. For these, I used a really delicious and easy Shortcut Salted Caramel Sauce that takes about 5 minutes to make. You could also use chocolate sauce or warm Nutella. We also added some nuts for crunch. Let your imagination be your guide.
The results are decadent, adorable and way, way, WAY more fun than plain ole’ leftover pie! Do yourself a favor and pick up an extra can of Reddi-Wip so you’ll be prepared come next Friday. Serve these to guests and they’ll be impressed you took the time to whip up another round of dessert. 😉
5-Minute Leftover Pie Parfaits
Makes 4 parfaits
4 slices of leftover pies of your choices (we used Dutch Apple and Pumpkin)
Reddi-Wip or homemade whipped cream
4 ounces Shortcut Salted Caramel Sauce (or other topping of your choosing)
4 6-ouce with mouth jars, small glasses or sundae cups
Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, sprinkles, shaved chocolate, etc
- Break up pie into bite-sized chunks and pieces. Distribute a few spoonfuls of pie pieces evenly into each jar.
- Add a layer of whipped cream on top of pie layer in each jar. Continue layering until jars are full. Top with a final dollop of whipped cream and drizzle with sauce and garnishes as desired.
- Serve immediately.
Disclosure: I have partnered with Marie Callender’s/Conagra as a recipe developer and brand spokesperson and have received compensation and product as part of the partnership. The opinions and experiences shared in this post are my own.