6 Ways to Make Hy-Vee Bakery Pies Look Homemade

6 Ways to Make Hy-Vee Bakery Pies Look Homemade

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October 25 2021


Tasked with bringing dessert for the Holidays? Our Hy-Vee Bakery pies are delicious and you can dress them up for the occasion by using our easy hacks. Oh, and did we mention, you can even order your pie online. Our Hy-Vee Bakery pies are prepared fresh at your local Hy-Vee Bakery. Pumpkin pies are available in 6-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch sizes. Pick up or order ahead for the big day!

  1. Caramelized Pecans

    Top a pumpkin pie with caramelized pecans, piling them in the center or sprinkling evenly over the surface. Drizzle with caramel sauce.

  2. Icing Design

    Spoon cream cheese frosting into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip (or place frosting in a small plastic bag and snip off corner of bag). Pipe a design on top of a pumpkin pie, starting in the center and working toward the edge to prevent smearing.

  3. S'More

    Arrange mini marshmallows on a pumpkin pie, almost completely covering the top. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast the marshmallows, or place the pie under the broiler about 1 minute or until the marshmallows begin to turn golden brown. Drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.

  4. Sea Salt and Chocolate

    Slowly Heat 1/3 c. heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan, stirring constantly (or microwave on LOW, stirring every 10 seconds). Pour hot cream over 1 cup dark chocolate baking chips in a bowl. Stir until baking chips are melted and mixture is combined. Spread chocolate mixture evenly on top of a pumpkin pie. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let topping set before serving.

  5. Whipped Cream, Chocolate, and Coffee

    Beat 4-oz. softened cream cheese, 1/2 c. powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat 1 c. heavy whipping cream in a separate bowl until soft peaks form. Add cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Mound cream topping on a pumpkin pie and top with shaved chocolate and chocolate-covered coffee beans.

  6. Letter Cutouts

    Using small cookie cutters or a knife, cut letters and any other desired seasonal shapes (such as fall leaves) out of unbaked pie crust dough. Place cutouts on a baking sheet; lightly brush with water and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake until golden brown, then cool and place on top of a pumpkin pie.