Thursday, July 18, 2013

Too hot to bake!

Today's recipe is the sort of thing I that Sandra Lee, cheating, fake food product kind of way. But we are having the first real heat wave of the summer, and my roommate has been requesting pie. I'll be danged if I was going to fire up the oven and slave away in the sweltering kitchen! So to appease her temporarily, I turned to a recipe for a frozen lemonade pie that has been floating around Pinterest and Facebook recently, one purporting to require only FOUR (no-bake) ingredients!

To be honest, I expected the resulting pie to be awful, but I must confess that it sort of hit the spot, as it is cold, creamy, lemony, and sweet. And if you use a pre-fab graham cracker crust, it can be prepared and assembled in less than five minutes, only then requiring a couple/few hours in the freezer before serving. It pales in comparison to *real* pie, of course. But this will do in a pinch when you don't have much time and/or when the thermometer is pushing 100, and you can't be bothered to bake.

Frozen Lemonade Pie
Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy)

1 store-bought graham cracker pie crust
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, chilled
1 (12 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
1 (6 fluid ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate (kept frozen)

In a medium bowl, add chilled sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip and fold gently. Add frozen lemonade and continue to gently fold. Do not let the mixture become soupy.

Pour mixture into the pie crust and freeze for several hours or overnight.

Makes 8 servings.

1 comment:

Inez said...

This is cool!