Just so happens that everything they make is gluten-free. The company is in Quebec but the products are available all over Ontario in health food stores and some grocery stores, including Metro, Sobeys and Loblaws.
At the CHFA trade show a couple weeks ago, I got a chance to stop by Patricia's booth and noticed the company just introduced a gluten-free pie crust, similar to a graham crust. It requires no baking so you can just fill with your favourite pie recipe and you're all set.
Visions of banana cream pie danced through my head.
I had the opportunity to speak with the owner/founder of the company, Patricia, through email. I asked if I could review some of her products right here on my blog and she happily agreed.
So here goes...
PatyPie Cranberry Orange Biscotti
Sweet cranberries and orange zest come together for this perfect combination. Just how I remember biscotti!
Excellent dessert or paired with a cup of tea to end a long day.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crunchy chocolate chip cookies are definitely one of the comfort foods missed by most of those following a gluten-free diet.
You don't have to sacrifice great taste - these cookies are packed with tons of chocolate chips to satisfy that milk-and-cookie craving!
|Chocolate Chip Cookie|
|Mini Peanut Butter Brownie|
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mini Brownies
Remember those gluteny two-bite brownies that melt in your mouth? I almost think someone sneaked them into my PatsyPie package... no wait, these are better!
I find it hard to believe these are gluten-free. The Peanut Butter Brownies are to die for. The perfect combination of peanut butter, real peanut chunks and rich chocolate in a chewy two-bite brownie. Delicious!
|Snappy Ginger Cookie|
These may just be my new favourite cookies of all time!
Just the right amount of ginger and crunch, this was the first bag to disappear around here.
These all natural Snappy Ginger cookies are excellent with hot tea or a glass of milk.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Better than any peanut butter cookie I've made at home, these cookies are the real deal. They even have REAL fork print marks on the top!
Again, perfect crunch, little bit chewy and oh-so-yummy!
All PatsyPie products are made in small batches with no chance of gluten cross-contamination.
It was Patricia's mother-in-law who taught her how to bake. Her husband's family had a tiny restaurant in Trenton, Ontario when he was growing up and her mother-in-law made 30 pies a night for the restaurant.
|The inspiration for PatsyPie's products!|
I decided to make that Banana Cream Pie I'd been dreaming about.
It was really quite easy. Since the pie crust does not have to be cooked, I made up a batch of Kraft Cook & Serve Banana Cream Pie, poured it over sliced bananas in the pie crust and topped with some MimicCreme Healthy Top (non-dairy) Whipping Cream.
It was sooo good! I ate the whole thing myself!
PatsyPie products are available in health food stores across Ontario. If you don't see them, ask your favourite store to order them in for you!
You can also order directly from the PatsyPie website.
What kind of pie are you dying to make with PatsyPie Pie Crust?!
- Post your dream pie in a comment below before 11:59 EST on Sunday, November 20, 2011 and you will be entered to win a gift basket from PatsyPie! One winner will be chosen.
- EDIT: PatsyPie will be choosing TWO WINNERS!
- Please include your name (as it appears on Facebook), your Twitter handle or sign into your Google account to comment so I am able to contact you when/if you win!
- If you enter more than once (please don't) only your first comment will be considered.
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Please check the PatsyPie website for ingredients if you have any allergies. All of her products are completely gluten-free and made in a dedicated gluten-free facility but they do use nuts, peanuts, eggs, corn and other potential allergens.
The winners of the contest are:
Paula Anne Parent and Little Voice!
They have both received their gift baskets and I will be posting their pie pictures in another blog post ;)