Bake It Easy with Tenderflake and Make Easter Goodies!
Nothing says Easter to me more than a good Ham and Cheese pie, stuffed with delicious in-season carrots and peas and sliced potatoes. Tenderflake is a go-to, especially when you’re in a pinch and want to have delicious pie, whether it’s a sweet one or something that is a meal in itself.
This crust tastes just as good as your Grandma used to make and with the time they will save you, you’ll have more time to spend with your relatives during the holidays! Because well, that’s what it’s all about!
Nothing like great company and good food!
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Let’s Get Started!
You Will Need:
- 1.5 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
- 2/3 cup of cream or milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 carrots
- 1/3 cup of peas
- 1 large potatoes
- 2 Tenderflake Pie Crusts
- 1 cup of your favorite cheese
- Your favorite ham
- 1 pot
- 1 straw
- 1 knife
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Make the Filling!
Add the broth and cream into a pot at medium heat. I sliced the carrots in rounds and thinly sliced the potato as I would to make scalloped potatoes. You can choose to chop them into smaller chunks. But, we prefer a chunkier filling.
Add salt and pepper to your liking and then add your carrots and potatoes to the filling first. This is so that they boil to perfection before you add the peas that have less cooking time.
Ham It Up!
Once our potatoes and carrots are tender, you can add the peas and the ham to the mixture. I chose Honey Glazed Cooked Ham and used about 1/2 cup when sliced. It’s up to you how much ham you like in your pie of course!
Fill “Er Up!
Your pie filling should be ready to go after you’ve simmered the mixture at low heat with the peas and ham, make sure to stir frequently so that it doesn’t burn. After the mixture simmers, take the pot off the heat and wait until almost cooled.
Make It Gooey!
Add a cup of your favorite cheese, I used Colby Jack because it is Hubby’s favorite. But, you can use whatever cheese you like. This makes for a great melty surprise underneath the pie crust and it is so delicious. One of my favorite parts as it tastes divine with the Tenderflake crust.
Top It and Prepare for the Oven!
Place the second Tenderflake pie crust right on top of the pie as to cover it. Pinch the edges to make sure that your filling stays inside where it’s supposed to! Make five vents in your pie and poke a hole in the center. This is to ensure that the steam can escape and your pot pie doesn’t swell or burst!
I used a knife to make the slits and a straw to poke the center. Bake for about 30 mins or until golden brown and ENJOY!
Time for Dessert!
Nothing Like a Sweet Ending!
I absolutely love these tarts, they don’t last very long in our house and we always share with my parents because my dad especially loves them. Want to know who’s recipe makes these delicious Coconut Cream Fruit Tarts?
You Will Need:
- 12 Tenderflake Tart Shells
- 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut
- 2 beaten eggs
- 3 cups of cream
- 1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of Stevia
- Strawberries and Blueberries to garnish
- Baking sheet
Take the 1/2 cup of sweetened coconut and spread it on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Follow the instructions on the Tenderflake box to pre-bake your tarts. Make sure to stir often so that it doesn’t burn. Mix your cream, egss, vanilla and stevia in a pot and bring to a boil over low heat. Once the mixture is boiled, add your 1/2 cup of toasted coconut.
Let cool for 5 minutes.
Once cooled, spoon in the mixture into the Tenderflake tart shells. Put into the fridge so that mixture sets. The custard should be firm and not runny, once it is firm, you are ready to top it with the blueberries and strawberries.
Prep Time: 20 mins
I hope you all enjoy Easter and you can be sure that Tenderflake can make your holiday baking easy. You can PRINT out the Tenderflake Ham and Cheese Pot Pie and Tenderflake Coconut Cream Fruit Tart recipes to use this Easter!
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What would you make using Tenderflake pie crusts or tart shells?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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