Easy As Pie is the brain child of an old friend in Charleston, South Carolina. She makes cream pie mixes in 5 flavors. Right now Chocolate Fudge, Banana Pudding Pie, and Coconut Cream Pie are available for order. Each package includes pie filling mix and meringue mix with instructions for both stove-top and microwave preparation.
My mom gave me three of the mixes so for NYE I used the Banana Pudding Pie mix. Now, since I am incapable of following a recipe to the letter and since I didn't have bananas or Nilla Wafers I substituted 1 3/4 c. pureed strawberries for the water and made a Strawberry Cream Pie instead :-)
Unfortunately I don't have a picture, but OMG, what an incredible pile of meringue! My husband, as a great lover of "calf slobber" (as my grandfather used to call it), was ecstatic. The pie had a nice strong vanilla flavor (and berries in my case). For me it was a touch too sweet, but then I normally use half the sugar a recipe calls for so I don't have average tastes. As my mom pointed out, since the instructions require the addition of shelf-stable ingredients only, this is a perfect pie mix to bring camping or to your electricity-free cabin in the woods. The ingredients are all things you've heard of and don't include corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.
Now for the giveaway. If you're interested in receiving one Coconut Cream Pie and one Chocolate Fudge Pie mix from Easy As Pie, just leave a comment below and I'll choose a random winner on January 8. Please, one entry per person.
P.S. Dear person who wins... I opened the chocolate package to see what it looked like inside before deciding to make strawberry. The mixes inside are in separate sealed bags so there is no risk of cootie transfer. I just don't want you to worry when you receive your mixes and the chocolate has been opened. Enjoy your pie!