Monday, November 30, 2009

Simple Tip of the Week: Another Way to Enjoy Leftover Pie

No, that isn't ice cream under that slice of pie.

Leftover pie seems to linger in the fridge for a while at our house. I just can't bear to waste such a rare and wonderful treat--soggy crust notwithstanding. So, being a lover of dressed up oatmeal, I once decided to try mixing some remaining portion of pie into my morning oats. The result? It made me consider making pies more often! Furthermore, nutrition experts claim that it is better to eat the bulk of your calories earlier in the day, so I can savor rich, sweet oatmeal with less guilt.

I advise stirring the pie (almost any variety, crust and all) into old-fashioned or steel cut oats, since they have a hearty texture. Try it and I think you'll agree that this combination makes for one delightfully decadent breakfast.

The pie featured in my photos is Almond Pecan Pie, which was almost over-the-top in sweetness on its own, but blended beautifully in my bowl this morning. I added some heavy cream to make it even richer and then plunged in with no regrets.

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Rebecca said...

Oh yum. yum, yum, yum, yum!!!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Jason and Lisa Jones said...

hmm... I think I would skip the oats and just have the pie but then that would lose all nutrition you are trying to gain with the whole grains.... Yummy!

Quirky Momma said...

What a great idea! We had a ton of pumpkin pie! I wish I had known about this earlier in the week. We could have made breakfast more fun for the kids! Gotta remember this for Christmas leftover sweets.

P.S. I'd love to link swap with you! Your blog seems so crafty! I love crafty blogs.