When Pies Compete, We All Win

This year’s biggest face-off won’t be televised.

Bringing distinctly different styles to the table, three opponents will battle for one coveted title. Households across America will forever be shaped by the outcome. In the end, a victor will be chosen and the runners-up—well, they’re still delicious. But once and for all, we will decide which pies are the big winners: pumpkin, apple or coconut cream.

To ensure fairness in this critical competition, we will be scoring all three pies based on the following categories: ease, creaminess and versatility.

Place your bets—the season’s biggest battle is about to begin!

Apple vs. Pumpkin vs. Coconut Cream Pie: And the winner is…

Round 1: Ease


Easy Coconut Cream Pie comes out swinging. The name says it all: In only three steps, this no-bake masterpiece is a crowd-pleaser and a time-saver!

Traditional Apple Crumb Pie has a familiar, delicious flavor that can’t be denied. Easy to prepare in only 30 minutes, it makes a strong case for pie of the season.

Up next, the great Creamy Pumpkin Pie. It’s easy to prepare in only 10 minutes, calling for canned pumpkin and a pre-made graham cracker crumb crust. It remains a delicious contestant, but didn’t take the crown this round.

Round 2: Creaminess


What happens when you cross tiramisu and coconut cream pie? Magic! Two kinds of milk plus whipped topping make this Creamy Coconut Tiramisu a worthy competitor and a very honorable mention.

This Apple-Caramel Sundae Tart gets its unbelievably creamy texture from JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. It then puts on the cloak of rich, buttery perfection with KRAFT Caramels. As if that weren’t enough, the pièce de résistance is a bottom layer coated in chopped PLANTERS Pecans. We awarded extra points for originality—it’s a dreamy mash-up made to please!

Everyone knows if you really want to wow, serve cheesecake! This Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake really holds its own with pecans, pumpkin, vanilla and gingersnaps. Each bite is filled with the very best flavors of fall.

Round 3: Versatility


In this final category, we’re looking for the treat that makes foodies swoon the most in handy bar form. First up, Layered Coconut Cream Cheesecake Bars make a delectable challenger, adorned with crispy vanilla wafers and a creamy layer infused with the flavors of coconut and vanilla. Yummy!

These Apple Pie Bars pack in all the flavors we love from the classic apple pie into an easy-to-serve square. It’s sure to be a favorite with adults and kids alike!

Our final contestant, Maple-Pumpkin Pie Bars, is focused on the prize. Its three layers include yummy yellow cake, a pumpkin-cream cheese-pudding combo and even maple syrup mixed with whipped topping. It hits all the right spots as a sweet treat made to share with ease.

In the end, there are really no losers. Which would you choose?

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