Friday, February 18, 2011

Frozen Friday: Banquet - Cherry Berry Pie

While Banquet has been making various meat pot pies for as long as I can remember, last year, they began a foray into sweet pies which included this Cherry Berry Pie (they also come in Apple and Peach) that I recently tried. At $1 a pop, they're certainly easy on the wallet.

The Cherry Berry Pie features a pot pie style pie but with more of a dessert (read: less salty) crust filled with molten hot cherry juice (made from concentrate... bleh!) thickened into a sauce and the occasional cherries and blueberries.
The texture and appearance were fine for me but upon taking my first bite, there was just this weird taste that I can only attribute to the cherry concentrate and almond oil extract that is listed among the ingredients. It just tasted off to me. I think some people might not even notice it though so your mileage may vary. If you like the taste of almond jelly, you might like this pie as there's a bit of that flavor there.

The crust was nice and crusty though and the pie is super easy to cook. I did get a bit of spillage during cooking but the wattage on my microwave is on the high side.
I detest almond jelly (it doesn't taste anything like almond!) however and therefore Banquet's Cherry Berry Pie was fail for me. Still, at a dollar a pop, it's easy to try.

Nutritional Info - Banquet Cherry Berry Pie (198g)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 650mg
Carbs - 56g (Sugar - 23g)
Protein - 3g
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