I could not be more excited about this post today!
Today we are celebrating the incredibly talented, Ashton Swank of Something Swanky! I first “met” Ashton back in 2012 when she hosted an amazing Online Blogging Conference. I am not exaggerating even a little when I say that it completely changed the way I blogged. In the six months after the conference my blog grew x10 and the friends that I made doing it still make up my closest blogging friends.
And I’m telling you all this because I feel like it so perfectly encompasses Ashton. She is so very talented, but so down to earth. So ready to help another blogger. Any blogger. Allllll the bloggers. I can’t tell you how many times I have emailed Ashton saying, “So . . . I have a question . . . ” and even though her email (like my own) is a black hole, she gets back to me with the answer.
And she’s having a baby!
I was so busy gushing about her, I totally forgot to tell you that the whole reason for today is that Ashton’s having a baby boy!! (Make sure you scroll to the end of the post so you can check out all the delicious goodies that everyone made for her!)
So guess what I am bringing to Ashton’s shower? The most Ashton inspired recipe I could think of: Krispy Kreme Pie. An entire pie, made all chess/bomb style, entirely out of Krispy Kreme Donuts!
One of the very first dessert recipes that I came up with for the blog was 100% inspired by this recipe made by Ashton. A “bomb” pie. Essentially a chess pie made out of cookies. Or . . . THE. GREATEST. THING. EVER.
Since then, it’s really the only kind of pie that I have any interest in.
And since I know of Ashton’s love for Krispy Kreme Donuts . . . well, it just seemed like the right thing to do for a pregnant woman. If only she lived closer. I would totally rush one of these pies over to her, because it turned out so much better than I had ever dreamed.
My grocery store actually sells boxes of Krispy Kreme Donuts. #dangerous Anyway, once I decided to make a pie out of Krispy Kremes (#bestdecisionever), all I had to do was pick up the box . . . and then I was faced with an insurmountable decision. Original? Or Creme Filled? I was standing there, weighing all the options . . . the bonuses of going with original, the amazingness that is custard, when reality slapped me in the face and reminded me that I had three kids with me and I needed to make a decision.
I grabbed the custard filled chocolate topped ones.
Congratulations Ashton! You are going to be the most perfect mom for your little guy.
- one refrigerated pie crust (I used Pillsbury)
- 6 Krispy Kreme donuts filled with custard, topped with chocolate, quartered
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 TBSP vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 350, and line a deep dish pie pan with the refrigerated pie crust.
- Mix the donut pieces with the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and vinegar.
- Pour it in the pie crust and bake for 40 minutes or until the top of the the crust is golden.
- Let cool completely before cutting.
- Top with whip cream and serve.
Check out the rest of these amazing recipes for Ashton!
Krispy Kreme Pie by Wine and Glue
How to Make Lemon Mini Cupcakes by Call Me PMC
Brown Sugar Butterscotch Bundt Cake by Layers of Happiness
Double Chocolate Cups by Diary of a Recipe Collector
Strawberries and Cream Skillet Cobbler by Taste and Tell
Paleo Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes by Food Faith Fitness
Blueberry Coconut Protein Pops by Capturing Joy
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Dip by Crazy for Crust
Creamy Lemon Angel Cake Roll by Yummy Healthy Easy
Blueberry Granola Gratin by Buns in My Oven
Strawberry & Cream Profiteroles by Lemons for Lulu
Dirt Cake by In Katrina’s Kitchen
Mini Pineapple Upside Down Trifles by Life, Love, and Sugar
S’mores Frappuccino Cupcakes by Inside BruCrew Life
Butterfinger Cupcakes by Six Sisters’ Stuff
Brookie Bars by It Bakes Me Happy
Carrot Cake Cupcakes by Beyond Frosting
Blueberry Pie Cheeseball by Mom On Timeout
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Mousse by Heather’s French Press
Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies with a Lemon Glaze by The Recipe Critic
Lemon Berry Pastries by I Wash You Dry
Lemon Berry Fruit Kabobs by Crumbs and Chaos