Twinkie Pie

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by Amy Flanigan on February 18, 2014 · 30 comments

Remember those kids who got the Wonder Bread sandwich, potato chips, and Ho Hos in their lunchbox?

Ya. I wasn’t one of them.

I got whole wheat and an apple. 

Twinkie Pie on www.veryculinary.com

Older sister Jen swears it wasn’t always that way – only after my grandfather got diabetes. But I was so young at the time, my recollection is a life without anything trade-worthy at school.

So, I spent my college years gorging myself on Captain Crunch and Honey Buns. In pure defiance, not because I liked them. (That’s a lie. I totally liked them.)

Now, with my own children, they get the healthy lunchbox. BUT they get cookies or a little chocolate also. Damned if my kids are going to be the outcasts! *shakes fists* They’ll be subject to ridicule in high school when I won’t buy them designer clothing.

For the time being, they get to be awesome.

And enjoy Twinkies every once in a while. And Twinkie pie. Boom!

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p.s. I actually had an awesome childhood. The absence of Hostess notwithstanding.

Twinkie Pie
Serves 8
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients
• 1 box (10 count) of Twinkies
• 3 eggs
• 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 tablespoon vinegar
• 9-inch Pillsbury deep pie crust
• whipped cream

Directions
Preheat oven to 350.

Unwrap all the twinkles; cut each one lengthwise in half and then horizontally so you have 6 pieces per Twinkie.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla, and vinegar until well combined. Gently fold in the Twinkie pieces with a spatula. Mixture will be thick. Pour into the pie shell and bake for about 40 minutes; until set and the top is golden.

Let cool, slice, and definitely serve with whipped cream!

(found on Wine and Glue)

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Laura Dembowski February 26, 2014 at 9:50 am

I want to make this way more than I feel I should admit. I have a weakness for Twinkies!

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shafrey February 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

Totally not important, but how do you get 6 pieces from two cuts? #math isn’t my best subject, #quit rolling your eyes at me.

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Amy @Very Culinary February 25, 2014 at 11:36 am

Haha. You cut it in half the long way, and then you cut it into thirds across, so you end up with 6 pieces. So, you’re really cutting it 4 times. Also not important. Just make sure you have some decent-sized chunks.

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Shawn @ I Wash You Dry February 19, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Wowzers!! I’m totally pinning this! I’m not a twinkie fan, but hey, in a pie… that’s a whole ‘nother story!!

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Margaret February 19, 2014 at 11:24 am

O My! This is too much. Twinkies in a PIE!! Be still my heart! My PawPaw always bought me twinkies when I was little. HE would love this.

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Anna @ Garnish with Lemon February 19, 2014 at 7:55 am

Now I’ve heard of Twinkie Cake before but never Twinkie Pie. Brilliant!

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Joanne February 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm

I didn’t get any Hostess either!! OR designer jeans. And I like to think I still turned out okay. :P

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Becki's Whole Life February 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Oh my gosh, this is so awesome!!! My girls always complain because their lunches are too healthy, too. So I try to give them some fun treats as well.

Love this though – wonder if you could do it with other treats like ho-ho’s…or zingers if they still make those??

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I don’t see why not! And you could bet that I’m going to try ;-)

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Kim - Liv Life February 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I haven’t had a twinkie in some 25 or so years… I haven’t wanted one until I saw this!! Brilliant!

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

HA. What’s funny is, I hadn’t had one in ages, either…then I saw this recipe and it was all over. They were just as bad and awesome and I remembered. Lol.

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Stephanie February 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm

EVERY meal should end in dessert. Even if it’s a small piece of chocolate. You only live once, right? Hence: Twinkie pie.

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Oh, I’m a firm believer in that! Dessert FTW.

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Stacey | Kitchen Serendipity February 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Oh this is a must-share!!!!!! ?

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Wheeeeee! Thanks, Stacey!

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Mom February 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm

No comment!

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Hahahaha. I knew you’d love this one! NOT. ;-)

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Dani H February 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

You crack me up, Amy! I wonder how Ho-Ho’s would be in a pie?

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Um…awesome. That would awesome *shuffles off to store to buy Ho Hos*

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Jen February 18, 2014 at 11:04 am

Does this have a shelf life of 100 years also? :-) I have to admit (albeit reluctantly); this sounds very yummy.

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm

LOL. Probably! *hangs head in shame*

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Krystal @ Krystal's Korner February 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

OMG this looks amazing! I am going to have to try this asap!

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Krystal!

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Katie February 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

LoL…Maybe this pie gave your grandpa the beetus..? ;)

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 18, 2014 at 7:03 am

Haha I love that you put twinkies into a pie.

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Thanks, Erin! I wish it was my idea, but imitation is the best form of flattery, right?

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Heather @ Sugar Dish Me February 18, 2014 at 6:14 am

I was the whole wheat apple kid too! Annnd so are my kids. But they do get lots of cookies.

Also I just scheduled this to pin like 4000 times because the world needs more of this Twinkie pie. Loooovvvee it.

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Hahaha! Awesome. Twinkie love *fist bump*

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Dana February 18, 2014 at 5:22 am

Too funny! My lunchbox was HOMEMADE wheat. No one ever would trade food with me. Total outcast. My hubby and I were just discussing the whole homemade thing the other day, how when we were kids, store bought was always considered “better.” Thankfully times have changed!

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Amy @Very Culinary February 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Right?? Although it’s constantly shifting. Just like the diet fads. This is why I say “everything in moderation!”

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