This bake-and-serve pie doesn’t require hours of preparation

Bake-and-serve pie

Spring brings flowers and warmer weather, and is a time when friends and families entertain. Serving homemade-tasting desserts doesn’t have to mean hours of preparation. Make a bake-and-serve pie your own with easy toppings.

Maple Glaze

1 Mrs. Smith’s baked Deep Dish Apple Pie

1½ cups maple syrup

1 cup water

2 tablespoons cornstarch

3 tablespoons pecans

Bake pie according to package directions. Mix syrup, water and cornstarch. Cook over low to medium heat. Stir constantly until thickened. Add pecans. Pour over slices of warm apple pie.

Citrus Glazed Peach Pie

1 Mrs. Smith’s baked Old-Fashioned Peach Pie

2/3 cup orange marmalade

3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

1½ tablespoons corn starch

2 teaspoons lemon juice

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Pour over pie slices, chill and serve.