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7 Spooky Halloween Desserts to Bake in the Wall Oven

7 spooky halloween desserts to bake in the wall oven

Halloween will be here before you know it. Lots of kids decked out in costumes, ringing your doorbell with excitement and anticipation for their next batch of spooky Halloween desserts (straight from the good ol’ wall oven)! All it takes is the shout of trick or treat, and they get candy in their bucket. What more could a kid ask for?

But let’s be real, though – adults need some enjoyment on Halloween, too. And we don’t mean sneaking candy from your kid’s bucket. Halloween is a perfect time to make some ghoulish treats. Whether you are throwing a costume party at your house, trying to make the work day a little more festive, or just want to treat yourself, we’ve got the 411 on the best Halloween desserts you need to have this year.

7 Spooky Halloween Desserts for the Wall Oven

So pick your favs, grab the ingredients, and fire up that stainless steel wall oven. It’s time to whip together a magical potion!

1. Spooky Spider Cookies

You cannot mix cookies and candy together – said no one ever. These creepy crawlers, aka spooky spider cookies, give you all the good feels despite their outward, 8-legged appearance. They are fun, delicious, and perfect for a Halloween treat.

The base is made of a soft peanut butter cookie. Once it comes out of your wall oven, the decorating begins – while they are still hot. Turn these plain cookies into sweet spiders with the help of a mini peanut butter cup pressed into the cookie (the heat will melt it in place). This is the spider’s body. A chocolate-covered peanut or raisin comes next to create its head.

Let the cooking cool, then add some legs with black gel icing. The final step? Pop one in your mouth and enjoy!

2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are some classics that just need to be left alone. And chocolate chip cookies are one of them. That is, of course, unless you add some pumpkin spice. Let’s just call it an enhanced version. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies take the soft, warm, gooey cookies you have always loved and transform them into a fall must-have. Trust us, you will never look at a chocolate chip cookie the same again.

Gather all the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies, including some canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves).

Just 11 to 13 minutes in your wall oven at 350 degrees, and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat.

3. Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Sticking with the pumpkin flavoring because, well, it’s fall – we’ve got a pumpkin sheet cake you won’t want to miss.

Sheet cakes, in general, are simple cakes that you can always count on to be so moist and so incredibly good. It only makes sense that you would make a pumpkin spice version, too.

This recipe includes simple ingredients, including flour, sugar, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and the like. The icing is a mixture of softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a few other pantry staples. It throws together nicely and goes into your wall oven for just 20 minutes.

Everyone appreciates a pumpkin sheet cake. And, if they don’t, are they even real? This time of year, you may want to check.

4. Candy-Covered Caramel Bars

You can either invest in some candy to make spooky Halloween desserts, or you can use the candies that come from your kid’s trick-or-treating stash. Candy-covered caramel bars are ooey and gooey and oh-so-delicious!

If you have never used canned dulce de leche, now is your chance. You have a crumbly crust made of things like flour, oats, and brown sugar. This is then baked and topped with the dulce de leche. While it is soft, add candies to the top and press them in gently. Child for at least 2 hours before cutting.

Consider using Kit Kats, Milky Ways, Snickers, M & M’s, or any similar candy. This one is so good we will just say you’re welcome now.

5. Halloween Cake Balls

You’ve undoubtedly seen cake balls at some point. But did you know that Halloween cake balls are so easy to make at home? All you need is a cake mix (try bloody red velvet), frosting, melting chocolate, lollipop sticks, and colorful gel icing.

You make the cake as you normally would in your wall oven, adding some rum if you’d like to adult your cake balls. Then just crumble the cake into fine crumbs. Mix in icing little by little until you can no longer see it, and then roll the cake mix into small balls using a small ice cream scooper.

Melt the chocolate and dip your ball and rest on parchment paper. As it cools, you can begin decorating them as spooky as you’d like. Get creative.

6. Pop Tart Ghosts

Who said pop-tarts are just for kids? Well, humans of all ages will love these pop-tart ghosts. Not only are they super adorable, but they taste so, so good.

You can use store-bought dough (because who has time to make it from scratch?), or you can make your own. And you are going to cut out your ghost shapes. The filling of these pop-tarts is Nutella – yum! Put a top on and seal the edges by pressing down with a fork.

Bake in your wall oven until done!

To get the full ghastly ghost effect, you will glaze them and add some eyes or whatever decorations you think will work best.

Experiment with different designs, too!

7. Brownie Bottom Halloween Cupcakes

Can’t decide between brownies or cupcakes? Well, you don’t have to with brownie bottom Halloween cupcakes. Fill your cupcake tin with a layer of brownie mix and add some Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder to get them almost black. Then top with a vanilla cake batter that you have doused with orange food coloring.

Bake in your wall oven until done all the way through.

Top with some delicious white icing, and then decorate using sprinkles, colored sugar, candy eyeballs, and more.

This is the perfect Halloween cupcake.

Happy Halloween from THOR Kitchen

It just wouldn’t be the same without some spooky Halloween desserts. And those desserts wouldn’t taste as good without a Thor Kitchen wall oven. You know what to do!

5 Summer Baking Recipes to Make in a Wall Oven

5 summer baking recipes to make in a wall oven

Summertime always gives you something to look forward to. You spend time with friends and family, head out on excursions and adventures, throw some unforgettable barbecues in your backyard with your awesome outdoor kitchen suite… or maybe even try your hand at some new, delicious summer baking recipes in the wall oven.

Oh, sweet summer. Literally.

A Taste of Summer à la Cake

Did you know that there are cakes out there that capture the taste of summer in every bite? It’s true. From watermelon and lemon lime to margaritas and sweet tea, we’ve selected five summer baking recipes to make in a wall oven.

Which one are you going to try?

1. Watermelon Cake

Ok, we should preface this one by saying that you don’t have to purchase a watermelon for the ingredients of the watermelon cake. In fact, there is no watermelon at all in the cake. It gets its name because the cake looks just like one. And that alone makes it a beautiful addition to any summertime table setting.

The base for the cake is a red velvet cake mix with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Then, creating homemade icing mixed with variations of different colors, the cake can come together beautifully to look just like a watermelon. Optionally, add your own twist with different toppings, if you’re feeling a little creative!

Watch out, though – it may just turn out too pretty to eat!

2. Lemon Lime Poke Cake

This bright and colorful lemon-lime poke cake is refreshing, light, and delicious – everything you need for a summer dessert. The poke part of the cake refers to the holes that are poked in the top of the cake so that the filling can make its way down into the cake, rather than just remain on top.

It all starts with a white cake. Sure, you could make your own, but – it is summer, and you’ve got places to go, people to see, and things to do. Why take the time? With all the extra flavors you are going to add, a boxed white cake works just fine.

Flavors of lemon and lime make their way into it using zest and juice of each – plus slices of each on top, too. The finished product is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. And it looks amazing, too.

3. Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake

Cheesecakes taste good all the time – for any occasion. You can add all sorts of different flavors to them and achieve different results. Some are made sweeter by adding milk, dark, or white chocolate, while others are fruity, with the addition of strawberries or blueberries. And then you’ve got this dreamy lemon cheesecake – with a smooth tart flavor your taste buds are sure to love.

And not only does it taste delightful, but it also looks like summer, too!

This recipe comes with all kinds of ordinary cheesecake ingredients, such as cream cheese, heavy cream, eggs, and the like. But it also has a surprise ingredient, too – are you ready? Two-and-a-half cups of crushed cream-filled lemon sandwich cookies, such as Lemon Oreo Sandwich cookies. Yum!

Combined with lemon juice and lemon zest – and drizzled with a yellow food coloring gel and topped off with a lemon slice. This, too, is bright and beautiful for any summertime get-together.

4. Margarita Cake

Yes, you read that title right. A margarita cake. And yes! It even comes with some tequila and lime, too.

On a hot summer day, what could be more refreshing than a frozen margarita with a perfectly salted rim? Ahh… well, a frozen margarita with a perfectly salted rim and a slice of margarita cake!

This cake envelopes all the flavors of the drink – margarita mixer, lime, tequila – and it mixes it all together in a light and fluffy cake. It’s the perfect shade of margarita, and you won’t want to forget to top it off with slices of lime.

Everyone is sure to enjoy it!

5. Sweet Tea and Lemonade Cake

Tea and lemonade? In a cake? If you have ever had a sip of an Arnold Palmer iced tea and lemonade on a really hot day, you are sure to understand just what we are talking about. It is refreshing and delightful. And definitely worth trying together in a cake. Note: You don’t have to be on the golf course to enjoy this cake.

This recipe for a sweet tea and lemonade cake creates a cake from scratch and includes 3-family-sized tea bags. This gives it that iced tea flavor. Then, the cake is topped with a cream cheese frosting that is flavored with lemon juice and lemon zest.

The combination together is divine. But you can take it to a whole new level by throwing in some vodka or bourbon into the frosting. Talk about a cake made for summer!

For garnish, add slices of lemon on top.

The Importance of an Electric Wall Oven

Face it, when it comes to baking in the summertime, the kitchen can get hot – so you want to make sure your cake turns out good the first time, so you don’t have to bake it more than once. This is where having an electric wall oven comes in handy. Gas-powered ovens can work well, but any particular baker will tell you that they just cannot compete with the steady flow of heat you receive from an electric oven.

Thor Kitchen’s 30-inch professional electric wall oven can bring you a ton of benefits in general. But, for your summer baking? It has multiple convection modes so that you get heat all around for thorough baking. You will have an evenly baked finished product every time.

As if the perfectly baked cake wasn’t enough, you will find these features, too:

-Touch glass control panel

-Hidden bake element

-Large oven capacity

Easy-to-clean stainless steel finish

-Power and control from a 3500W top heater and a 3000W bottom heater

-Self-cleaning function

-Blue enamel interior that is easy to clean

-White LED display

It is a wonderful high-quality design that is built to last. No matter how many of these summertime cakes you decide to bake over the years, your wall oven will continue to look as beautiful as it did the day you got it.

All you have to decide is which one of these summer baking recipes you are going to try first!

Try Summer Baking Recipes in a Wall Oven from THOR

Ready to bake? Find us through a dealer near you to check out THOR Kitchen‘s latest modern kitchen appliances, including the perfect wall oven and more!

7 Sizzlin’ Summer Recipes for Date Night

7 sizzlin summer recipes for date night

“Summer lovin’ happened so fast…” and then it kept going. Well, at least that was the case for Danny and Sandy on Grease. Sometimes all it takes is an unforgettable meal — or some irresistible recipes for date night.

This is the time of year when memories are created to last a lifetime. They are often full of fun, adventure, and a summertime romance that can turn into a lifelong partnership. So, as the sun heats up – and stays up longer – it is the perfect time to plan a date night for someone you’ve got your eye on. And what better way to do that than to delight that special someone with your culinary skills?

Whether your summertime date night consists of a casual date, a summer fling, or a quiet night in the home you created with your spouse of 20 years, good food is an absolute must. And that’s why we’ve put together a list of 7 sizzlin’ summer recipes for date night.

Go on, now – it’s time you create some delicious memories.

Date Night’s Main Courses

Your main course is your time to shine. Impress your date with one of these meals and see where the night takes you.

Linguine with Clams: Remember the Disney movie Lady and the TrampThe iconic poster has the two sharing a plate of spaghetti and eating the same noodle… bringing them closer together. See where we are going with this?

Even if you have never cooked with clams before, this recipe will show you just how easy it is to do. And the result will be dazzling – assuming that’s what you are going for, right? Just be sure not to skip the step of cleaning the clams before adding them to your sauce. Nothing can kill a mood faster than a mouth full of sand.

This dish is filling yet light for hot summer nights.

Filet Mignon with Garlic Butter: If you are looking to get fancy and create a hearty meal that is sure to throw a party for the taste buds, then this may be it. This recipe will help you create a mouth-watering, tender steak at home. Topping it with garlic and herb butter is like putting the icing on a cake.

Filet mignon is one of the most tender cuts of beef and, when seared in a pan, can be enjoyably juicy, too. So the idea is to sear it and then let it cook in the oven for a few minutes until it reaches your desired level of doneness. This helps it to remain moist and soak up the most flavor from your butter and herbs.

This steak pairs nicely with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies.

Marry Me Chicken: Disclaimer: If you are making this meal on a first date or for someone you aren’t sure you want to spend your life with, you may want to avoid referring to it by name – just in case – so you can avoid any awkward situations. Ok – now, on with the recipe.

Marry Me Chicken has made its way around social media as an easy go-to and highly acclaimed dish. It is a simple skillet dish of chicken in a sundried tomato parmesan cream sauce. Throw together ingredients like seared chicken breasts (to keep in those juices), garlic, red pepper flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, thyme, and freshly grated parmesan cheese. But, lookout – you may end up with a marriage proposal.

This dish, too, pairs well with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. Or whatever else you have in mind.

Don’t Forget Dessert

Every good meal needs to be followed by a sweet dessert. And these are sure to make the mark – with an aim as good as cupid.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: Now, hold on just a minute. You may think that this is such a simple dessert that doesn’t require a real recipe. And, you’d be right. However, these are worth mentioning here. They are easy to make and easy to eat, but they are so delicious. They are juicy and sweet and can be made in a ton of different ways. You have varying types of chocolate that can even be drizzled together. Top with nuts, coconut flakes, crushed pretzels, coarse sugar, crushed cookies or candies, sprinkles, and more. Whatever you do, just be sure you wash your strawberries very well and let them dry before you begin.

Philadelphia No-Bake Cheesecake: Another delicious – and versatile – dessert is cheesecake. And with so much attention on the main course, the drinks, the ambiance, and, of course, your date, it is nice to have something delicious and simple (without looking simple) for dessert. That’s what you get with this no-bake cheesecake. The cheesecake itself takes just a few minutes to throw together, and then you can transform it into your own vision using fruits, chocolates, and other toppings. However you decide to serve it, it’s sure to be a hit.

Why not serve both of these desserts? They will definitely pair well.

Some Adults-Only Sippin’

There is nothing quite like alcohol to settle those butterflies and get the conversation going. And these two cocktails are definitely as tasty as they look.

Besame (Kiss me) Cocktail: Let’s just say if there was ever a drink that screamed summer romance, it’s this one. And its name says it all. Of course, the best part is that it tastes amazing. This cocktail uses the smooth tequila-based liqueur, Agavero, which is infused with the essence of the Damiana flower. Why is this so significant? Well, in Mexico, this flower is a well-known potent aphrodisiac. Oh yeah. Mixed with passion fruit, shaken with fresh lime and raspberries, and topped with Chambord, it is sure to enhance the sparks.

Love Potion #9 Martini: This is a triple berry pomegranate martini that you will be coming back for more. And hopefully lead to more date nights, too. It is, after all, love potion #9. The flavor of this cocktail comes from strawberry vodka, Chambord black raspberry liqueur, and pomegranate juice. Add a small piece of dry ice, and you have a drink that looks sultry and sexy.

Get in the Mood this Summer with Recipes for Date Night

Well, there you have it. 7 sizzlin’ recipes for date night this summer, great for cooking on a cooktop or range. If you’re feeling extra sweet, use the wall oven to whip up dessert. And don’t forget to break out the wine cooler and crack the ice from the icemaker to wash everything down.

All that is left? Find a date.


What to Cook in June to Kick off Summer

What to cook in June to kick off summer

It is June. School is out, and so is the sun. Summertime is here. And it doesn’t matter whether your summer is a little Otis Redding’s ‘(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay,’ Will Smith’s ‘Summertime,’ or a Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Hot Girl Summer,’ it is going to require some good eats for sure. With that said, one question remains: What to cook in June?!

Time to Bust Out the Old Grill

So what if it is hotter than a fire hydrant looking for a dog – it is time to drag that grill out, make your shopping list, and send an invite out to your group chat. Kick off the summer the right way!

But wait! First, you need the recipes – drinks and dessert included.

What to Cook in June this Season

Digging into something delicious and trying to decide what to cook in June during the summer season means using only the freshest ingredients. This is why it is so important to know what is in season during the month of June and throughout the summer. So, look for ingredients that include:


-Bell peppers



-Summer squash



-Green beans








Summertime Small Plates

Summer is about being social and spending time with friends. And sometimes, you just want to munch on something while you visit. These small plates don’t lack anything when it comes to deliciousness.

Garlic Ginger Chicken PotstickersSure, you can buy them frozen, but why would you want to when you can easily make them homemade – and they taste better, too. Fill wonton wrappers with a delicious combination of ground chicken, shiitake mushrooms, green onions, and cilantro. With flavors from grated ginger, soy sauce rice wine vinegar, and more – these are sure to be a hit!

Avocado Strawberry Mango SalsaStop right now and make this. Just know that you are going to have to stop yourself from eating it all. It is that good. It is cool and creamy, sweet and juicy. And then there is a surprise kick from some jalapeno. You can scoop this up with some pita chips or place it on top of your grilled chicken or a hearty grilled fish like wahoo or swordfish.

Summertime Main Dishes

Looking to dig into something filling yet cool and light for the summer heat? Check out these main dishes for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Balsamic Watermelon Chicken SaladWhen you are out in the summer heat, you want a main dish that is not going to weigh you down – but you don’t want to remain famished, either. This simple salad includes grilled chicken layered with spinach, watermelon, blue cheese, almonds, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction. What a delight!

Spicy Corn and Peaches with BurrataIf you are looking for a delicious lunch that incorporates all the fresh fruits and veggies of the season, this is a great place to start. You will combine grilled corn (slightly charred) with zesty lime juice, lemon, peppers, olive oil, and more – and then mix peaches. Top it off with a piece of creamy burrata cheese. You can absolutely just eat this out of the bowl, but it also pairs beautifully with grilled bread. Scoop it up and enjoy!

Grilled Salmon Salad with Avocado Cucumber SalsaFire up that grill and grill up a perfect piece of salmon. Top it with an avocado cucumber salsa – and serve it over a bed of lettuce with a zesty, creamy cilantro yogurt lime dressing. It’s a great combination of the season grilled salmon sandwiched between the cool salsa and the salad. There is not much more you can ask for on a summer evening.

Summertime Desserts

Crush your sweet tooth with these summertime desserts:

Fresh Strawberry PieEvery now and then, less is more. And that is so the case here with this strawberry pie. It is so simplistic but so delicious. It is perfect. Keep it chilled to make it even more refreshing. You can buy a premade pie crust or make your own. Otherwise, the combination of some sugar, cornstarch, water, and strawberry gelatin mixed with fresh summer strawberries is all you need to fill the pie. Top off with some cool whip or vanilla ice cream!

Peach-Plum Galette: This French pastry is rustic looking and full of summer stone fruits. The recipe calls for peaches and plums, but you can use any combination.

You would first create the flat pastry using a simple mix of sugar, salt, flour, and butter. Then, you fill it with sweetened fruits, lime juice, vanilla, sprinkled sugar, and more. This, too, pairs well with ice cream.

Summertime Cocktails, Mocktails, and More

Strawberries and Cream Frozen Cocktail: There are few things more enjoyable than a frozen cocktail on a hot summer day. This strawberries and cream frozen cocktail with cardamom and pistachios just hit the spot. So many fruity and creamy flavors with a little sweetness from honey and some vodka to boot – your summer needs this adult beverage.

Mango Meyer Lemon Margarita MocktailIf you are looking for something fresh and refreshing for a pool day or game night under the stars this summer, you won’t want to miss this one. Using fresh mango juice (no store-bought stuff), you are mango puree, simple syrup, fresh Meyer lemon juice, Peregrino sparkling water, and ice. Serve with a sugary rim and a lemon wedge. Kids will even love this one.

Summertime Smoothie: Smoothies are a great way to cool down on a hot day. Except, unlike the frozen cocktail above, you get all sorts of goodness. Raspberries, bananas, orange juice, almond milk, and pomegranate juice all blend together to create a summer explosion sucked through a straw! Make a big batch for the fam to sip on the way to the beach or while relaxing by the pool. It’s also a great and nutritious treat to whip up after a day of exploring outside.

Bangin’ Recipes for a Hot Summer

If you are trying to decide what to cook in June to kick off summer, you will want to add these to your list. It is a fresh combination of ingredients that will burst with flavor while keeping you feeling refreshed. Remember, no matter how busy your summer keeps you, always make time to enjoy a good meal and the company of others. Summer is what memories are made of.

So what are you waiting for? Try one, two, three, or all of these amazing recipes — perfect for throwing on the grill, in the wall oven, or even on the cooktop or range.

Future Proof Your Kitchen with This Timeless Electric Wall Oven

It’s hard to keep up with the latest kitchen appliance trends. They’re always changing and when you buy something it’s usually outdated by the time you get it home and out of the packaging. If you’ve ever committed to a kitchen design style only to find out that it’s no longer trending, we feel your frustration! You’ve spent months browsing the web, saving YouTube videos, and building Pinterest boards for nothing. Realizing that your dream kitchen theme made it to the out-of-trend list is a real punch to the gut. When it comes to the popular wall oven solution, we decided to offer a classic, timeless design with modern functions to future-proof your next kitchen remodel. We kept it simple. So, you don’t ever have to reimagine, re-pin, or restart your plans for a very long time. Dual wall ovens next to range top

A Simple, Modern Look

Your mother or grandmother may have had a single electric wall oven. But trust us when we say this is not your grandmother’s oven. THOR Kitchen’s 30 Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven is designed to be simple and effective while offering a timeless look. So bring on the ever-changing trends, this wall oven is future-proof. Designed with a stainless-steel exterior finish, you have an easy-to-clean surface that shines beautifully. And, the great thing about stainless steel is that it fits well with any design style. So, whether you have a modern, contemporary, traditional, elegant, or farmhouse kitchen, this wall oven could never look better. The idea of keeping things looking simple means hiding all the unsightly – yet necessary – pieces of an appliance. For example, the bake element. We all know that every electric oven has a bake element. Does that mean you have to see it? It sure doesn’t. This wall oven comes with a bake element that is hidden under the floor of the oven. This not only gives you a seamless look, but it also reduces the need to reach into those hard-to-reach crevices where food and spills like to gather. The result? Beauty that is easy to keep clean. Just because you have an electric wall oven doesn’t mean you have to have an appliance with unsightly buttons and knobs. This wall oven comes with a glass touch control panel that looks sleek and is easy to clean. Plus, the minimal aesthetic fits into any design style you’re currently into, whatever that may be.

Simple, Powerful Features

When you have a powerful appliance, it’s going to come with powerful features. The two just go hand-in-hand with one another. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the many features that come with THOR’s 30 Inch Electric Wall Oven, shall we?
  • Multiple Convection Modes. Convection baking allows for much faster cooking times and for the even circulation of heat thanks to the internal fan running continuously throughout the cooking time. Convection roasting surrounds the meat on all sides, similar to a rotisserie, sealing in the juices quickly for moist, tender results.
  • Large Oven Capacity. What use is an oven if it isn’t big enough to fit your food? With this wall oven, you’ll find a large 4.8 cubic foot capacity that’s ideal for everyday family meals as well as weekend and holiday feasts. You have the flexibility to create delicious dishes of all shapes and sizes.
  • Power and Control. You need an oven that can be flexible – and one that allows you to maintain power and control. When you need it to be strong and tough for family feasts, it will be. And, when you’re making a delicate gourmet dish, this oven can hold back giving you just the right amount of heat you need. This is all thanks to a 3500W top heater and 3000W bottom heater.
  • Self-Cleaning Function. To give your oven a long life, you need to take care of it. Oven maintenance should be part of your baking routine. But who has time for that? With the self-cleaning function, you get quick and efficient cleanup that helps the longevity of your oven.
  • Easy-to-Clean Interior. When you don’t want to do the deep cleaning of the self-cleaning function, but prefer to just wipe up some small drippage, you’ll be happy to know this blue enamel oven interior is designed for high-temperature resistance and is easy to clean.
  • White LED Display. LED lighting is not only energy-efficient, but it is also ideal for electronic displays. With this display, you’ll be able to read the time and function displays easily for a wonderful cooking experience.
Of course, we should also mention that this electric wall oven is CSA Certified, has two racks with six rack positions, and has multiple oven settings such as delay bake, delay start, keep warm, and Sabbath mode.

Future Proof Your Wall Oven Today

Committing to a kitchen design style comes with the risk of it becoming outdated someday. The real anxiety lies in the uncertainty of when it may become outdated. With the simple and modern yet timeless design of THOR Kitchen’s 30 Inch Professional Self-Cleaning Electric Wall Oven, you can future-proof this part of your kitchen to match any and all design trends in the years to come. Start by locating a THOR Kitchen dealer near you.

December 5, 2018 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Best Holiday Pies to Bake In 2018

Best Holiday Pies

It doesn’t matter what your beliefs or what you celebrate – pies make everything better. The best part is that there are so many to choose from. In fact, you can just about put anything in a pie crust and call it a pie! But, of course, there are some holiday pies that just, well, take the cake.

Whether you are an experienced baker or not, these are the best holiday pies to bake in 2018.

Apple-Cranberry Walnut Pie

This pie takes all the goodness that is ripe and in season and puts it in a pie. It is like taking your apple pie to a whole new level. It is thick and gooey with hints of cinnamon and topped off with a perfect crumble. This pie is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie

Have you ever had Mexican chocolate? It is chocolate with spices, such as cinnamon, vanilla, and sometimes even pepper. If you had to make a chocolate pie this holiday season, why make it with the regular old boring chocolate everyone else will be using? Try something new with Mexican chocolate.

This pie crust is made from crumbled Maria cookies. It has a layer of chocolate and pecans on top of the cookie crust and a layer of pecans on top. Its wonderful served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a classic during the holiday season. So, how about sprucing it up a bit? This black bottom pumpkin pie does just that. Where does the name come from? That black bottom is thanks to a delicious layer of chocolate that is drizzled of the already perfected graham cracker cinnamon crust. A wonderful layer of pumpkin pie in the middle gets topped with homemade whipped cream. The pie is then garnished with chocolate shavings. Yum!

Cranberry Cream Pie

You have heard of Boston Crème Pie and Banana Cream Pie, but what about Cranberry Cream Pie? This holiday delight is worthy of making your dessert menu. It’s a fluffy pie made with shortbread cookies, cranberries, and roasted almonds. It has the sweet and the tart (or naughty and nice) all wrapped into one delicious package.

Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie

Imagine having a pie that kids love. That doesn’t happen too often. But, when you have a pie made with ice cream, it’s sure to be a delicious hit among your friends and family.

Believe it or not, this pie is incredibly simple to make. It is comprised of a crust made from Rice Krispies and melted chocolate. This is pressed into the pie dish and put in the freezer to set. Then, you fill the pie crust with a slightly softened mint chocolate chip ice cream. It is that easy.

Fudgy Chocolate Malt-Peppermint Pie

It is becoming more and more popular to mix chocolate with peppermint for desserts during the holiday season. After all, it is a wonderfully delicious flavor combination. This pie has an almost brownie-like bottom layer and then a layer of peppermint ice cream. The entire pie is topped with a mixed layer of whipping cream and powdered sugar. It is topped off with crumbled peppermint candies.

Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Pie

This pie boasts all the flavors of the holiday season – cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, coriander, and others. It’s a traditional sweet potato pie with a magnificent toasted marshmallow layer on top. It is not necessarily the easiest pie to bake but sure is a delightful one to eat.

Cranberry Cherry Cobbler Pie

Cranberries really take the prize during the holiday season. Perhaps it is because they boast such a tartness in comparison to all the sugary sweetness that the holidays bring. And, bringing sweet and tart together is a wonderful combination.

This cobbler pie will have your guests asking – is it a cobbler or is it a pie? It’s a great marriage of both. And, it is so simple. In fact, you don’t even have to make sure the pie crust is perfect – because it is meant to look like a messy, shaggy cobbler. A win-win for the baker.

Chocolate Eggnog Swirl Pie

Instead of drinking your eggnog, why not eat it – in a pie? And, of course, add a little rum. This pie has great flavors of the holiday season, such as chocolate, eggnog, brown sugar, nuts, and others. You can even make this pie alcohol free by using a rum extract or you can just use the real thing. It’s delicious, it’s gooey, and it’s sure to please. But, eat too much and it may have you seeing swirls!

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

What is one of the most loved flavor combinations? Peanut butter and chocolate, of course! If you are looking to bake a pie that will be gone before you can blink, perhaps this one is for you. In fact, it has even been referred to as a pie version of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Exciting, isn’t it?

This pie has both a bottom and a top layer of chocolate. Then, in between, you will find an airy, fluffy mixture of crunchy peanut butter, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream. It’s like a chocolate peanut butter sandwich – and it tastes so good.

Millionaire’s Pie

This pie is called a millionaire’s pie not because it is expensive to make, but because it is rich and delectable and tastes like a million dollars. It is a combination of chocolate, coconut, and pecans. It’s gooey and crunchy all rolled into one delicious piece of pie – and it deserves a place with your feast this holiday season.

So, what will it be?

Well, there you have it – the 11 best holiday pies to bake this year. Impress your friends and your family with something different and incredible. And, fire up that oven in your kitchen to fill your home with the smells of the holiday season. It’s a recipe for warmth, love, friendship, and nostalgia all baked into one tasty pie.

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