How to make pumpkin pie and French apple pie

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Delicious and easy homemade pies don't have to cost you hours in the kitchen. Professional chef, baker and author, Cricket Azima for the Betty Crocker kitchens shows how to make an Impossibly Easy Pumpkin Pie, as well as a truly delightful French Apple Pie that both have the crust baked into the pie itself!

How to make pumpkin pie and French apple pie Impossibly Easy Pumpkin Pie

1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup evaporated milk

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

Whip toppings, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Stir all ingredients except whipped topping until blended. Pour into pie plate.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with whipped topping. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 6 servings

Impossibly Easy French Apple Pie

Filling

3 cups sliced peeled apples (3 large)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

2 eggs

Streusel

1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix

1/4 cup chopped nuts

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons firm butter or margarine
  1. Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease 9-inch glass pie plate. In medium bowl, mix apples, cinnamon and nutmeg; place in pie plate.
  2. In medium bowl, stir remaining filling ingredients until well blended. Pour over apple mixture in pie plate. In small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients until crumbly; sprinkle over filling.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 6 servings
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I love homemade pies. But pies are really tough to make from scratch and require hours in the kitchen, right? Well, not with these great recipes.

Hi, I'm Cricket Azima. We're going to start with a holiday classic, Impossibly Easy Pumpkin Pie. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make, mainly because the crust is actually inside the pie.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Start with some Bisquick. In a bowl, combine the Bisquick with some canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, sugar, evaporated milk, melted butter or margarine, egg, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.

After you've mixed all the ingredients together, you're going to pour the batter into a greased nine inch pie plate. You'll bake it at 350 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes. And that's it. Wasn't that quick and easy? Then you can serve it with some whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or even sprinkle some nuts or cinnamon on top.

Now this pie is about as iconic as it gets. Impossibly Easy French Apple Pie. Preheat the oven to 325. Spray a nine inch pie pan with cooking spray. Mix thinly sliced peeled apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Try using different types of apples, like empire, regent, or spartan, for different flavors.

Then, pour your mixture into the pie pan. You can also experiment with other filling like peaches or fresh berries. Next up is to make a batter starting with Bisquick. Add sugar, milk, eggs, and softened butter or margarine. Once you've mixed the ingredients together, pour them over the apples.

And then, we're onto the last step. In a separate bowl, make a streusel topping by mixing Bisquick, some firm butter, brown sugar, and some chopped nuts. Then, I'm going to use a fork to break up the ingredients until they're really well combined into a crumbly texture.

Sprinkle the topping over the pie. I'm going to spread the topping evenly to cover the apples. Now, you're going to bake a pie for 45 to 50 minutes. Once your pie is done, you can serve it warm and top it with vanilla ice cream, or even some homemade whipped cream.

So there you go. Delicious, Homemade, and impossibly easy pies that can be made in no time at all. I'm Cricket Azima, bringing you great ideas from Betty Crocker and Howdini. To see more of our videos for easy recipes you can make with your kids or for your family, visit us at bettycrocker.com/bisquickideas.

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  • Cricket Azima

    Cricket Azima Chef and Author Cricket Azima is a professional chef, specializing in cooking for and with children. As the founder of The Creative Kitchen, she works with food companies offering a range of services including spokesperson, recipe development and testing, teaching, etc. more about this expert »

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