Monday, July 18, 2011

Emergency Dessert . . . Pie Edition

Yes, it's true...at Casa de la Bake at 350, we don't always have dessert.

I try to give away a lot of goodies that come out of the kitchen.  You would think getting the sweets out of the house would be a good thing.
{In reality, that just means I get desperate and eat half a bag of chocolate chips in one sitting.}

So, last week I was having a desperate housewife moment.  Meaning a housewife desperate for pie.  And not pie in 2 hours, pie NOW.

Enter, emergency pie.


Pour some frozen blueberries into a bowl.  Let them thaw for 10 minutes or so.
{Yes, frozen blueberries...for some reason, I like frozen blueberries, and baked blueberries, and dried blueberries, but not fresh blueberries. Anyone with me?}


Top with Cool Whip. (Call the foodie police, I *like* Cool Whip.)


Crumble one graham cracker on top.

Ta-da!  EMERGENCY Blueberry PIE!


{I've posted about emergency dessert before.  What do you do when you have a dessert emergency?}

58 comments:

  1. Great emergency dessert! I am loving blueberries right now!

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  2. I like this. I wonder if it'd work for emergency breakfast too. It's fruit right? And that cool whip is dairy ... I think.

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  3. Whipped cream on a banana = emergency banana cream pie. Works like a charm...for a while. :)

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  4. I've actually never had frozen blueberries, but now I really want to try and see the difference. Your emergency pie is awesome, I love it!

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  5. Boy sure could have used this one last nite when guests showed up unexpectedly. They would have thought I was a genius to have this ready so quickly.

    great idea.

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  6. Absolutely great emergency dessert, Bridget.

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  7. I know what you mean about emergency dessert! One of my favorites is a square of dark chocolate topped with some natural peanut butter. Like a Reese's peanut butter cup, only healthier, right?

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  8. because sometimes you just have to have PIE!
    Such a fun post!

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  9. I also prefer frozen blueberries to fresh...I'm glad I'm not the only one! I know all too well about emergency desserts. We usually want something most (like oatmeal raisin cookies last week) when we're out of some of the ingredients. Many failed recipes come from desperate moments like these, like the cinnamon raisin hockey pucks that resulted from trying to substitute whole wheat flour for the missing oatmeal. My favorite is cinnamon toast, especially in the mornings. Just toast a slice of bread, butter it, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I get my cinnamon fix without the yeast rolls and cream cheese icing.

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  10. Frozen blueberries + vanilla yogurt is cool and refreshing.

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  11. You. Are.. Genius.

    My full belly thanks you.

    My butt does not.

    ;)

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  12. It's amazing what we can come up with in an emergency! Great idea.

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  13. "Emergency Blueberry Pie" - I LOVE it!! Will have to come up with some chocolate emergency desserts when PMSing - thanks for the idea!!

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  14. Sounds yummy! We've done emergency strawberry pretzel salad in a similar way. Crumble pretzels in the bottom of the bowl, top with sweetened sliced strawberries and some Cool Whip. Delicious!

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  15. I'm completely with you-- fresh blueberries are not the business!

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  16. Haha, perfect idea!

    I am a frozen blueberry person, too! Although I bought some blueberries at the farmer's market a few weeks ago and I have never had blueberries that good before! They were the first ones I liked fresh.

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  17. super idea..I call this FAST and FANCY which is my motto on life.

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  18. Great Idea!

    My dessert emergencies usually leave me standing - fridge door open, confused look on my face - eating a piece of cheese and feeling very unsatisfied. Fail.

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  19. I just ate a handful of chocolate chips about 10 mins ago. :O In truth, that happens pretty frequently. LOL
    Love your idea for a quick pie!!

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  20. Our emergency dessert is a saltine cracker with a marshmallow on top, broiled in the toaster oven to perfection... it is fabulous. salty and sweet.

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  21. I like Cool whip and frozen blueberries too :) Excellent fast dessert!

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  22. What a great idea! I have my dad staying with me right now and he definitely likes dessert after dinner every night! :)

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  23. My emergency dessert is frozen banana "icecream" or s'mores cooked in the microwave. If I don't have graham crackers I just have a big mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows, and that's good for me.

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  24. super, super, super hands of health

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  25. Might be making that tonight, those look yummy and i have 5 lbs of blueberries in my frig. I've had a day and that looks like the right thing for after the tots go to bed. Plus it looks healthy, not a ton of junk to it.
    Oh and I love cool whip too. It's like the mayo vs miracle whip people. But i like both in both cases.

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  26. I have all three of these ingredients in my kitchen! Yay!

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  27. I also love frozen blueberries. This emergency pie looks delicious.

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  28. I'm actually totally with you on the blueberry thing - love the frozen, baked... but not fresh! Gotta get more frozen blueberries =)

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  29. I make smores in the microwave for a quick dessert after dinner ; )

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  30. Yes! I'm totally down with this. Hmm, now I'm wondering if I could make it in the dark? ;)

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  31. You are too funny! And this looks yummy (Cool Whip & all!) I have tons of blueberries too....can we pretend this is a healthy choice?

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  32. That sounds great! I'm always in a pie now, not pie in 2 hours mood.

    I'm with you on the blueberries. I hate them fresh, but will eat them just about any other way-including frozen. I'll have to try this soon. Thanks!

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  33. My emergency dessert is peanut butter and chocolate microwaved on a wrap, fancy stuff!

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  34. Bridget, please don't tell this to anyone.
    But, I've been known to be so desperate for a Reese's Cup that I've taken a spoonful of peanut butter, studded it with chocolate chips and shoveled the whole mess in my mouth at one time.

    Your 'emergency pie is, at least, something that can be eaten in polite company!

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  35. I've got a recipe for cookies made on a waffle iron, the batter takes just a few min, and the cookies cook in seconds! THE BEST for late night chocolate cravings

    find them on my page!
    http://angelasdirtykitchen.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/turtle-cookies/

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  36. 100 calorie pudding mixed with 2 tablespoons of Cool Whip and a little bit of peanut butter! So yummy, and not high in calories

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  37. Great *quick* idea! We all have our emergency moments! I usually just go straight for the chocolate chips :)
    Amy @ theemeraldgardens.blogspot.com

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  38. Another yummy blueberry dessert is blueberries with sour cream and brown sugar. I know, if you've never had it it sounds gross, but it's really good. It can be made with grapes too.

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  39. Our new favorite emergency dessert is frozen bananas processed in the food processor until smooth. Scoop out like ice cream and top with a drizzle of melted nutella and/or chocolate chips. I don't like banana Popsicles but this was TOTALLY DIVINE!!!

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  40. This post is fabulous! I too am not a fresh blueberry fan. Frozen, dried, anything but fresh! Also, I <3 Cool Whip and I don't care who knows it!

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  41. Nice dessert idea! I take a slice of frozen pound cake & let it quickly thaw, then top it with ice cream or whipped cream & some of my homemade chocolate sauce : )

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  42. We are the proud parents of 9 blueberry "bushes". To me they are now trees. But anyway we eat them any way you can conjour up. Never tried your idea, though. So there's always room for one more recipe. ONE of MY ER desserts is not with blueberries, but the lonely apple. I mean he sits on the counter and in the fridge. Come on....Anyway, core, peel, sugar or Splenda, sprinkle with cinnamon, a tiny sprinkle of flour, add a teas. water,cover and place in microwave...yes, I didn't stutter. Nuke for about 1 minute. Let steam for moment. Remove from the microwave, crumble graham cracker or Nilla wafer on top and enjoy. And yes, I do like Cool Whip on top. Whalah....hot apple pie.

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  43. Don't forget "5 Minute Chocolate Cake" :)

    http://www.food.com/recipe/5-minute-chocolate-cake-312817

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  44. I'm with you on the blueberries!

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  45. I baek brownies, easy and yields many severings. They taste best the day of anyways.

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  46. That is perfect when you are craving something.

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  47. yum! this looks amazing!

    Amanda
    softandstiffpeaks.blogspot.com

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  48. I have certainly made my share of emergency desserts... Though, this looks much better than mine usually do! I usually go for graham crackers or pretzels slathered with entirely too much Nutella. And, I've been known to snack on a handful of chocolate chips, too. :)

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  49. You too funny!!! I get the craving for "emergency" desserts all the time. Thanks for the life-line. ;-)

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  50. my 3 and 2 year old declared to me that they like blueberries fresh of the bush hot, they like them cooked, they LOVE them frozen, but dont like them from the fridge. glad to know they are not wierdos :-)

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  51. I LOVE it~
    and I do it!
    I've just never called FROSTING and ANIMAL CRACKER an "Emergency Dessert!"
    Yeah...now I have a name for it!
    I also like to slather strawberry preserves on ANIMAL CRACKERS!
    xo

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  52. Love your emergency pie and Gail's comment had me laugh out loud (not a good thing to do when you are at the library using the computer).
    I'll usually just have a chocolate bar at night to satisfy any dessert cravings. I recently discovered peanut butter M&M's and my cookie jar now holds a few pounds of them. Great *emergency dessert* when all else fails :)

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  53. Bridget, you're genius! Why don't I have the ability to think of things like this?! I love it, friend!

    Love it! And, I'm with you on the blueberries - how odd. I thought I was just a weird one, but there's someone out there that relates.

    I can't help but think about using strawberries with this idea, too. That would be yummy!!

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  54. HAHA love your "pie"... mine would be a craving for Drumbstick Cream Cones... just dipping the plain cone in melted chocolate and letting is harden... yeah... it happens lol

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  55. I also dislike fresh blueberries, but love them frozen. Oh yeah...and Cool-Whip...I eat it by the spoonful (or tubfull...).

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