June the month of weddings and we are paying homage to that at this month’s Movie Monday. We were given the freedom to choose any wedding movie that we wanted. I chose the Princess Diaries 2 as my wedding movie inspiration. There are so many traits of this movie to love although not traditionally thought of as a wedding movie. One theme throughout the Princess Diaries movies is that Genovia is known for their pears. In the second one there is even a scene when Lilly, the princess’s best friend, asks if the popcorn that they are munching on tastes like pears. What better way to celebrate this awesome movie than with a delicious new pear recipe? These whipped frozen cinnamon pear pies are a cool summer treat fit for a queen!
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Ingredients for the Crust
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 2 Sleeves of Graham Crackers
In a microwave safe bowl, melt your butter by zapping it in 30 second increments until completely melted.
Crush your graham crackers in a large re-sealable bag by smashing them with a rolling pin or your hands.
Next, mix your graham crackers and melted butter until combined.
Add 12 liners to your cupcake pans and flatten equal amounts of crust mixture into each one.
Bake your crusts at 350º F for 10 minutes.
Pull your crusts out of the oven and allow them to cool.
Ingredients for Filling
- 3 Cups Jarred Pears (I used ones from my mom’s garden)
- 8 oz. Whipped Topping
- ½ Tbsp. Cinnamon
First, strain your pears.
Next, chop your pears in your food processor (I love my mini one for this).
Mix your chopped pears with the cinnamon and whipped topping in a mixing bowl.
Next, top each cooled crust with ¼ to ½ cup of filling.
Place your cupcake pans in the freezer until your pies are solid.
These whipped frozen cinnamon pear pies are a delicious summer treat to cool off with. They are great for a party but they are also easy enough to whip up for a movie night. You can totally use movie night as a reminder to your daughters to always follow their hearts. Princess Mia stands up for what she believes in and works hard for it. She proves you can conquer antiquated rules that are restrictive of women. She also reminds us of the importance of putting yourself first sometimes such as when she encourages the queen to finally marry the man she loves. Romantic films are always better when they’re empowering. Now, check out the awesome wedding movie ideas from my friends below!
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