Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Easiest. Pie. Ever.

I think you all know me well enough to know that I can't let more than two or three days go by without making some sort of sweet treat for everyone in my family.

And, while I was going to wait to post this--and several of my other favorite pie recipes--on March 14, which just happens to be National Pie Day...I really couldn't let the yumminess of this recipe wait that long.

So, if you want one of the easiest recipes in the world for something that's incredibly delicious, try...

Limeade Pie
(or Fake Key Lime Pie)

1 graham cracker pie crust
1 small can frozen limeade concentrate
1 large tub cool whip
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

Prepare your favorite graham cracker pie crust (I like to bake mine very briefly, for three or four minutes, to give it a little bit of an extra crunch). Then mix remaining ingredients together until smooth. Add a drop or two of green food coloring and mix well. Pour into pie crust and freeze until firm. Serve with whipped cream on top, and garnish with anything (lime wedges, zest) to make it look all pretty.

And then just try and leave that pie alone in your freezer. I know that it didn't last long for me. (There's only half of it left, and I think I've eaten all but one piece myself. Yikes.)

(And you know what's cool about me posting this recipe today? National Pie Day now awaits for me to share some of my other favorite pies. Like Peanut Butter Pie. And Chocolate Pecan Pie. And who knows what else.)


Laura said...

Cheryl - you are such a tease with your recipes! All I had for supper tonight was cereal, so I could really stand for a piece of this about now! Think thin....think thin, Laura! Lol. Thanks!

Corey said...

Isn't this the best pie?! I've made it several times. I like using raspberry lemonaide the best. mmm, mmm! Now I can't wait for National Pie Day...That peanut butter pie sounds good :)

Adrienne said...

Oh yum! I will have to try it!!!

Monogram Queen said...

Ooh I loves me some pie! Happy Pie Day! (Stacy's fave is peanut butter pie)

Gin said...

Yummy yum yum. Thanks for the recipe.

~gkw said...

Sorry, Scout and I finished off your pie.... :) Scout said you needed to make another!

Ms.L said...

Ooooh! That has to be the perfect pie recipe.

Gretchen said...

Even I could do that. ;)

And I lurrve your new header, babe.

Cheryl Wray said...

Laura--That's me. A Pie Tease. (Sorry. :-)

Corey--It is absolutely one of my faves!!

Adrienne--Not quite like your "real" key lime pie, but I still think you'd like it.

Queen--Mmmm.I have a great recipe for peanut butter pie.I'll have to share it sometime too.

Gin--Yum yum.

G--Yeah, I saw that it was GONE this morning. I wanted another piece. :-(

Ms. L--It is!!

Gretchen--LOL And thanks on the banner. I really like it too.

K said...

Yummy and easy to make too..bonus!

Anonymous said...

That looks so good!

hippo chick said...

Okay, you've thrown down the gauntlet. I'll post my favorite peanut butter pie recipe on Natl. Pie Day.

Things are cool on the road.

~hippo hugs~

Kathy said...

O MY GOODNESS! I am so wanting some of that pie now! I LOVE key lime pie/cheesecake!

Leah said...

Sounds so good! It reminds me of a fast and easy cheesecake pie. 1 cup sugar; 2 8oz packages of cream cheese; 1 tub cool whip! Blend and dump in graham cracker pie crust!
Now I want pie!

Cheryl said...

Sounds and looks delicious! The peanut butter pie sounds good. Can't wait for that. I love peanut butter even though some bad publicity. I'm just not ready to give it up. Are ya'll cold down there? The past few days have not been fun here. Warm weather on the way though. Have a nice weekend!

Cheryl Wray said...

K--Easy to make is ALWAYS a good thing!!

Anon--It is (was!).

Hippo--Ooh, I can't wait to see your recipe. Now that I think about it,I think we should have a National Pie Day Blog Celebration where we all post our favorite pies!!! (Glad you're having fun on the road!)

Kathy--Mmmm. I know! I want some more too, but mine's all gone.

Leah--Yum. I do one like that too, but confectionery sugar instead of the regular sugar.It's so good!

Cheryl--I will definitely share my pb pie recipe. It's good! And yes...we are FREEZING down here!!!! It's been like 25 degrees every morning for a week. But it's supposed to be 68 by Sunday. Yay!

Heather said...

It sounds yummy! Thank you so much for sharing. =0)

Travis Erwin said...

My wife loves Key Line pie o I'll be sure and show her this recipe.