When it is hot in the summer and I want a cool, refreshing dessert (or I want something super easy and quick!), this is my favorite pick. This recipe only has four (4!) ingredients, but by mixing-and-matching, you can come up with so many possibilities. It is also a great way to use some of that fresh fruit that didn’t make it into your jams or jellies.
Graham cracker pie shell – 2
Cool Whip – 1 carton, 12 oz
Yogurt (Vanilla or flavor to match fruit) – 1 carton, 24 oz
Frozen fruit, mashed – 16 oz
Thaw the Cool Whip and the fruit (in this case I used strawberry yogurt and a box of frozen strawberries from the store). Mix the Cool Whip, the fruit, and 16 oz of yogurt in a bowl (or about 2/3 of the carton), then divide evenly and spread into both pie shells. Place in freezer to chill and set. This can be made a couple of days ahead of time, just remove the pies about 1/2 hour before cutting and serving. I like to have a little fresh fruit on hand to decorate the pie.
Peach pie is also delicious. If you are using fresh fruit, you will want to adjust the sweetness of the fruit when you are mashing it. I find the Cool Whip and yogurt provide enough sweetness, and I like my pie to be a little tart. This is a
great dessert that you can change depending upon what fresh fruit you can find. Berries are delicious! I also like to use frozen lemon or lime-ade when I want some citrus flavor.
Want to try something wild? Substitute a chocolate graham cracker crust and add a little decadence!