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Peach Pie Blondies & Marie Callender’s

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I was a senior in high school in 1995. That’s also the year that the Niner’s won the Super Bowl and Alanis Morissette became a huge star. I loved Alanis. Like, totally crushed on her.

One of my favorite songs of hers is Ironic. I think irony is funny.

Lots of things in life are ironic. Like when you get home from the library and there is a message on your answering machine from them saying the book you have on hold is ready for pick-up.

Or when you wash your car (or your dog) and then it rains.

Or when you find the perfect little dress at Old Navy, and the only size they have it in is the one you wore before you started a food blog.

Sometimes reeealllly good things come of irony.

The day that I posted my Blueberry & Peach Dump Cake (and talked about my intense dislike of peaches) I got an email from Marie Callender’s. You know, the ones who make rockin’ pies? (And, um, that includes the chicken pot variety. I practically grew up on those.)

Seems that last Friday, August 24th, was National Peach Pie Day. Marie Callender’s wanted to send me a pie.

A peach pie.

<Insert irony here.>

When I explained my dilemma to the nice folks at Marie Callender’s, they thought it was funny too. They still wanted to send me a peach pie. But because I’m not a huge fan of peaches…they said they’d also send me the Peanut Butter Cream Pie.

Uh, what now? I’m sorry, did I get that last part wrong?

Nope. They wanted to send me the Peanut Butter Cream Pie.

Could they have picked a better person to send that too?

I tried the peach pie. The crust is delicious. If you love peaches…you’ll LOVE that pie. Especially with a huge scoop of ice cream on top.

If you don’t love peaches, buy the Peanut Butter Cream Pie. It’s beyond awesome fantabulicious. Like, squared.

Now…you know me. If I’m going to write a post about something…I want to bake with it. Also…I wanted to see if another concoction I created would make me like peach pie.

So I made you blondies.

And I put the pie inside them.

Oh, yes I did.

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Peach Pie Blondies


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 of a Marie Callener's peach pie that has been baked — , cooled, and chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9" pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Stir cake mix, oil, egg, and milk in a large bowl.
  3. Stir in chopped peach pie.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The filling will still look a little undercooked, but the top will be browned. Cool completely before slicing.


Did you know that peaches are the third most fruit grown in America? And that authentic Georgia peaches are only available 16 weeks a year, from mid-May to August? Happy (belated) Peach Pie Day!

So…go buy some Marie Callender’s pies. They kinda rock. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for reading!

{Marie Callender’s sent me two free pies to try. All opinions are my own!}

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  1. Oh man that song was on the radio last week and I have not been able to get it out of my head. And I so would have eaten peach pie to get to the other one! But the blondies sound kind of good, with lots of ice cream on the side:)

  2. This is a GENIUS idea. Brilliant. And so easy!
    I won’t tell you how old I was in 1995.
    Makes me feel young!
    And then I remember that my current students were born in 2003. And I feel really old.

  3. Love your blog! Read a post mentioning you are in Sacramento – me too! Well, just outside of Sacramento.

  4. First of all, I LOVE your new site! It looks AMAZING and I’m so excited for you (okay, and a little jelly, but this is your day and I’m SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!). It’s seriously beautiful.

    And I freaking love Marie. She and I go waaaay back with those pot pies. Love. Them. Madly. If I was a kid & you told me Marie also made dessert pies, I’d be like “but where’s the gravy?!” and start crying. Anyway, now my palate has expanded to bigger things like real fruit pies and I love hers. The best! These peach pie blondies look amazeballs and I’m glad you went all dessert-crazy and put ACTUAL PIE in your blondies. You know I love you.

  5. Congrats on the new site!!! Lookin good, girl!
    Only you would think to put pie in blondies. Peach pie is not even near the top of my favorites list but I am very intrigued by these blondies…they look pretty awesome!
    And how fun that they sent a pb pie too! Perfect ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. As Arte Johnson would say (on Laugh In…am I dating myself!!) “VERY INTERESTING!”

  7. My husband doesn’t care for peaches either, but maybe he would like Peach Pie Blondies ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. Peach pie is a fave of mine and I love Sally’s recipes and glad to see you make this – because now I want to make it. Looks delish!

  9. And now I have to go edit my post for Ashton. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love MC’s coconut cream pie. But your blondies look awesome.

  10. DOROTHY!! two desserts in one. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it! Peach pie is my favorite type of pie too. these are overloaded. ๐Ÿ™‚ PS: love that blondie recipe! AWESOME blog makeover too!

  11. HAHAHA! These look great and I love the “insert irony here” comment, must use this!!

  12. Now I’m super hungry all of a sudden. Yum!

  13. Dorothy! I love the new site!! It looks totally awesome! Also awesome? That you put PIE inside of a BLONDIE.

  14. Pie in blondies…two treats in one? Why yes, I would like a ginormous slice of this please:-) What a super fun idea! And I am loving the fun new site…you amaze me girl! It looks fab so far!!!

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  16. Omg – that peach blondie recipe….I wish I didn’t have anything to do in this world except bake all of these desserts that I run across. Life is rough, haha. And Alanis, haha – first CASSETTE I owned, wow, you know what that means.

  17. So I’m dying to know… did you end up liking the peach pie blondies?? They look awesome! But I love peach pie ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Dorothy, these look amazing! Love your new space. Did you do it? If so, amazing job, my friend. Can’t wait to get mine up and running. ๐Ÿ™‚

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