My Adventures Making Twinkie Pie

March 20th, 2016 by

twinkie-pie-compareIt’s hard to believe, but next weekend is already Easter. Regardless of whether you honor it as a religious holiday, I think we can all get on board with the delectable delights that come along with the occasion: yummy chocolate bunnies, jelly beans nestled in plastic grass, gooey Cadbury Creme Eggs, etc.

If you’re looking for a pretty, pastel-colored dessert for your Easter dinner (or just to celebrate spring), look no further than Mama’s Famous Twinkie Pie, as made famous in The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh.

A while back, I posted a video of how to make the pie — featuring the author herself. Well, the video inspired me to try my hand at making Twinkie Pie. (In the book, the recipe is passed down to the protagonist from her mother, so it’s pretty fitting that I made this pie in my parents’ kitchen, with some help from my mom!)

I got the recipe from this guide from the book publisher (on page 3).

Click on my photos to see my step-by-step Twinkie Pie creation:

Unfortunately, I didn’t have access to a springform pan when I made this pie. But hey, I think it turned out pretty well anyway! How do you think it compares to the image on the book cover?

— Karen

Karen has nothing against Twinkies, but she’s more a fan of Hostess Cupcakes, to be honest.

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2 Responses

  • Ms. Yingling writes:
    March 20th, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    It looks fantastic, but will anyone you know EAT it? The Twinkies alone make it less than appealing to me. I did make a Ritz Mock Apple Pie once that was much better than one would had suspected, but not sure about this one! What fun to make, though!

    • Karen from Kidsmomo writes:
      March 20th, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Yes, people did try it when I made it! But I have to admit, it was not a crowd pleaser. Although I documented all my steps, I think I may have done something wrong because the pie didn’t come out as sweet as I had expected. My apologies to Kat Yeh! If she sees this, maybe she can figure out where I went wrong!

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