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posted: 05/14/15

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Krispy Kreme Pie! Yup. I made a whole pie out of Krispy Kreme Donuts. You’re welcome.

Krispy Kreme Pie! Yup. I made a whole pie out of Krispy Kreme Donuts. You're welcome.

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.

Krispy Kreme Pie! Yup. I made a whole pie out of Krispy Kreme Donuts. You're welcome.

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.

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Krispy Kreme Pie

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  • 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.
Author: Lisa Longley

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  1. Emily says

    Donuts and pie, heck yeah! Oh Lisa I’m loving this dessert inspired by Ashton.

  2. Mir says

    Wow. Aside from this pie, which is magical, that is quite a lovely tribute to Ashton. I wish I’d been at that conference! I have a lot to learn, and wish somebody would tell me what I need to know. You’re lucky to have each other!

  3. heather @french press says

    Lisa, if I wasn’t already totally in love with you, this pie would have done it! seriously, doughnut pie…AMAZING

  4. Ashton Swank says

    hahahahah! I. LOVE. THIS. “The most Ashton inspired recipe I could think of: Krispy Kreme Pie.” You are so right!!! And this recipe is incredible. I could seriously dive right in. And thank you so much!! You guys are too sweet, and I can’t even say thank you enough. I feel so special!

  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I am in LOVE with this!! Best pie ever. Thanks for doing this with me Lisa! Love Ashton so much! :)

  6. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says

    This pie is perfect for her!

  7. Amy @Very Culinary says

    This is EPIC. I mean…pie. And donuts. I die. I’m so bummed I couldn’t get my act together to join you today. So excited for Ashton!

  8. Annie @ Annie's Noms says

    Oh my word, this is genius!!! Pie AND donuts in one dessert = epic!

  9. Julie is Hostess At Heart says

    Oh my I can’t even be trusted reading this without over indulging on this pie!

  10. Nora @ Savory Nothings says

    Ok, first – this baby shower is the cutest and most delicious thing EVER!

    And THIS PIE! Oh my gosh, this is so amazing, my foodie mind is totally blown!

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