Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fourth of July Lemonade Pie

Nothing better than a frozen and festive treat in the middle of a North Carolina heat wave!  Yesterday was so busy for us that I made this super-easy no-bake lemonade pie instead of one of my usual I-made-this-from-scratch-the-hard-way recipes. :)  I really do love slow days where I can do things like shell peanuts and grind my own peanut butter BUT some days call for a quickie recipe.  So here you go, lemonade pie, the easy way.

Adapted from this recipe.

  • (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
  • (3.4-oz.) packages lemon instant pudding mix
  • (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • (9-inch) ready-made graham cracker piecrust
  • Strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, and lemon zest to garnish

1. Whisk together evaporated milk and instant pudding until thickened.  I use my stand mixer for this, goes much faster!
2. Add cream cheese and vanilla extract and beat until smooth
3. Add lemonade concentrate and blend again until smooth
4. Pour filling into piecrust
5. Pop in your freezer for 8 hours
6. Garnish with strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream*, and lemon zest

*Note: Just whip some heavy cream up in a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer, no need to sweeten it because this pie is already super sweet!


Sharon said...

yum! we did our usual silly flag ice cream cake but this year i managed to make it a bit yummier :)

Pete and Izzy's Mom said...

Aw, I love your flag ice cream cake! And I love love love all your instagram 4th of July pics. xo

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