When Christmas comes to mind I think of desserts galore. All different kinds of cookies, peppermint hot-cocoa, and eggnog. Of course, hot-cocoa, eggnog and too many kinds of cookies to choose from are just the appetizers to the main dessert, which is always pie in my book. Here are five festive pies that scream Christmas and will wow your family and friends.
In my opinion the most festive holiday pie is the Frango mint pie. Where I am from, Frango mints are all the rage every holiday season and you can find them at any Macy’s store. But before there was Macy’s, there was Marshall Field and Company who was responsible for popularizing Frango mints in the Northwest regions and then creating the delicious Frango mint pie. Hurry! Order your mints now to get started.
One of the many things I look forward to every Christmas is a mug full of my father’s homemade eggnog. Nothing beats sipping on this rich, sweet and creamy dessert drink while eating a few cutout frosted cookies. If you love eggnog as much as I do, then you will certainly love this pie.
For some reason gingersnap cookies have always reminded me of Christmas. Because they are thick and chewy, and have a bit of spice, I always picture myself wrapped up in a blanket sitting in front of the fire enjoying a hot cup of tea and a gingersnap cookie. They are heavy and warm, which is exactly why I enjoy eating them during the cold Christmas holiday. So when I discovered this gingersnap crust added to a creamy butterscotch pie, it was an obvious addition to the pie list.
This December has been awfully warm and if I didn’t know any better I’d think it was spring with the constant rain pouring down. I mean, if the universe decides to relieve us from below freezing temperatures this winter I won’t be too sad, but what is Christmas without snow? To get into the spirit create your own winter wonderland with this peppermint snow pie.
Bring it back to basics with this cherry pie, but jazz it up this year by adding cinnamon and allspice to the mix. Plus this striking red pie will only add to your already beautiful Christmas decorations.
There you have it. My top five Christmas pies for this holiday season. Throw on Michael Buble’s Christmas album, or whatever holiday music suits your fancy, pour yourself a glass of eggnog and head to your kitchen to bake one of these festive pies for this coming Christmas.