“ Brand: Aunt Bessie's / Type: Pie „
I think either all the previous reviewers are employed by Bessie herself or I've been unlucky .I counted 3.5 cherries amongst the flavourless pink goo . Mostly made up of pastry too . Not even worth bothering with for £1
I like eating and in particular I like dinnertime, I like my main course and it is even better if there is a pudding on the horizon afterwards. I'm really not too fussed as to what type or kind of pudding it is, Ice Cream, sponge, or pie are all equally acceptable, I'm quite keen on these milk whipped desserts such as Angel Delight. However if I had to choose I'd probably come down on the side of a nice fruit pie, with or without custard.
Aunt Bessie Morello Cherry Pie
These were recently on offer for a quid in ASDA so we got one. Cherries are one of my favourite fruits although they are pricey so we don't have them as often as I'd like. The bright blue box, which encased the said pie, was embellished with a rather juicy looking pie filled with cherries. I could see it clearly on my plate covered with custard.
The pie is almost six inches in diameter and a good two inches thick which meant it either had a lot of thick pastry or it was packed with delicious cherries. As it turns out it was somewhere in between. The bottom layer of pastry was not quite as thick as the top of the pie which had risen into a dome when heating. When it was in the oven the smell of the hot pastry and the cherries had me awash with anticipation.
I had decided only to have a little custard since I wanted to fully enjoy the juicy cherries. I was not to be disappointed, they were dark red and moist with steam streaming from them. I poured on a little custard and it all looked just yummy. Light brown pastry, dark red cherries and a nice yellow custard. The pastry was easy to cut with the side of the spoon as I went for my first taste.
The smell was just great, sweet and fruity as it should have been, the filling was full of whole cherries which had slightly reduced due to the cooking, the custard was hot and not too thick. The cherry filling was delicious if perhaps just a shade too sweet even for my sweet tooth. It was however the combination of all three masterfull ingredients that made the whole dish work so perfectly.
For a quid I was totally delighted, for £1.50 I would still have been very very happy. This was avery nice pie and I can see how in a lot of American movies they mention Apple and Cherry pie a lot it was just perfect and an excellent end to my meal.
Me and my boyfriend have a long distance relationship. You may be wondering why I mention that....well its because whenever he comes I buy in things that I think he will like. He has a real sweet tooth and is a really childish eater! He prefers to eat what I think of as rubbish and has food phobias coming out of his ears, oddly enough though not when it comes to sweet stuff! He will scoff that all day long.
I spotted this in my local Asda store and on offer at a pound so I picked us one up to try after a Sunday roast.
Purple coloured box with a photograph of the pie on the front of it and we are told that it is Aunt Bessie's Morello Cherry Pie and that it is free from artificial colours, flavours & preservatives and the weight is stated which is 550g (and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in). Other information on the box includes being told a bit about the pie, ingredients are listed as is an at a glance nutritional and a full nutritional chart shown, we are told how to cook it and contact details for Aunt Bessie's are given. Inside the pie is in a foil tray and the whole of the packaging is easy to open and informative as it needs to be etc.
The Pie Itself:
Well to cook this its oven bake only and best cooked from frozen and takes about 45-50 minutes to cook once you've glazed it with a little beaten egg/milk and sugar (if you want to). It bakes to a golden colour and the juice of the cherries that this contains bubbles to the side giving it a home baked look in my opinion!
This gives about 4 very generous portions and its easy to cut. The pastry is soft and moist tasting and really buttery without being one bit greasy and its a short crust pastry so it melts in the mouth. The filling is sweet and natural tasting morello cherries in plenty of natural juice and we never found any random stones within the pie (you are warned about that on the box) and its all nicely and naturally sweetened and not too sloppy either.
This is a high quality and flavoursome pie and I loved the pastry this has on it! All round it went down well and we all enjoyed it and its great with custard! Yummy!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Pie:
If not on offer expect to pay about £1.65 a pie in all good supermarkets.
I cooked my first ever "proper" meal yesterday which is a proper miracle for me because usually I cant even cook beans on toast without messing it up but anyway I think it was a big success. Since Id made all the dinner from scratch I didnt really want to make a really complicated desert so I went to Morrisons and bought one of these Aunt Bessies pies for everyone to eat after the dinner. I seem to remember eating this flavour once before but it was so long ago I couldnt remember what it tasted like so I just popped it into my basket and went home.
On the box it atually states you are supposed so sort of baste the top on pie with egg or milk and sprinkle on some sugar to prevent it burning, now I never did that and I didnt think it was an issue but you can do it whichever way you like I guess.
You simply pop this is the oven (Gas Mark 4) for 45 minutes making sure to turn the pie around (I have no idea why) about half way through. And then hey presto its cooked.
When this was cooked a scooped out a couple of spoonfulls into some dishes and put some whipped cream on it. You could also use normal runny cream, ice cream, custard or pretty much anything you like, maybe chocolate :P.
The pie does tend to fall apart a little bit when your trying to remove it from the cooker but this doesnt effect the taste so why should it matter. A think crumbly pastry is actually quite a good sign to be honest.
This tasted absolutely delicious. The cherries inside the pie werent a horrible mess of mush but proper totally whole, juicy cherries that tasted really fresh. The cherries are really large but I actually prefer those to the normal pies and they are really sweet and fresh. I was actually surprised because normally with these packaged pies its all artificial and packed additives but this one really does taste home made.
The pastry is proper nice as well. Its really crumbly and soft and even though I didnt add any milk or eggs to the top of it I found that mine didnt burn at all. Even the pastry is quite sweet but the whole sweet taste is to sickly and wont leave you feeling sick. It will just leave you feeling full and that sweet tooth will be well and truly satisfied.
Price: Around £2
[Based On 1/4 Of The Whole Pie]
Of which sugars 26.7g
I am definately goign to buy this again because I loved it and so did the rest of my family and they arent usually big fans of fruit! I want to kidnap Aunt Bessie and force her to make me this pie for desert every day but considering that illegal Ill settle for buying it! I highly recommend this to everyone whether your a fruit lover ot not because I guarantee you will enjoy this.
Thanks For Reading
x0 Salz 0x
I'm not sure about others, but as these chillier nights come in, I can't think of anything nicer than having a nice hot pudding. Usually it involves fruit and custard/ice cream. Last night I was in Iceland when I noticed they had an offer on. It was for Aunt Bessies Morello Cherry Pie and they were only charging £1. I've bought these before for £1.59 from Tesco and I knew I liked them, so I put one in the trolley.
Upon arriving home I prepared my tea, and then popped the pie in the oven. It advised to pre heat the oven, which I duly did, and of course remove the outer packaging. One thing I found a little different was when it suggested I glaze the pie with a little egg and/or milk and sprinkle with sugar. I guess this was to stop it from burning on the top. However I did as I was told and waited 45-50 minutes on Gas Mark 4 for the result, turning the pie around half way through.
After the time was up I removed the pie from the oven. It wasn't burnt in anyway and the smell of fruit was wafting around the kitchen. Absolutely gorgeous. My daughter then helped me cut the pie, and this was really the only disappointment. It just fell apart. I'm just glad we didn't have guests because it would have looked ridiculous. Anyway we added Devon Ice Cream to the bowls of pie and they tasted absoloutely delicious. The pie was still extremely hot and we had to blow on it a bit for my young boy (he also never liked the large cherries) but we were all blown away with it. Although it stated on the pack that every effort to remove Cherry stones had been made, some may remain, we found none in ours.
Margarine (Non hydrogenated Palm and Rapeseed Oil, Water, Salt)
Modified Waxy Maize Startch
Invert Sugar Syrup
Nutritional Information (per ¼ portion baked 137g)
Of which sugars 26.7g
(of which saturates 6.9g)
(of which monosaturates 5.2g)
(of which polyunsaturates 1.8g)
A fantastic pie which is ideal for a family of a winters night. Best served with ice cream or custard. You will often see coupons for £0.30p off so if you combine this with Iceland's price you could be onto a real bargain.