Ugly Pie

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July.  We decided to take it easy this year and just have a little meal at home.  The heat is just unbearable so going to a picnic anywhere seemed unrealistic.  Especially with the little man.  We just grilled up some brats and I made my famous watermelon salad.  We also had potato salad and a really delicious dessert.  What was for dessert you ask?!!!!

Recipe courtesy of my good friend Belkis.  (Go visit her blog: belkiscruz.wordpress.com)

I call it Ugly Pie because it’s pretty ugly when I scoop it onto my plate…but so SO good.  It’s incredibly simple, and goes down really easy.  It’s a nice light dessert for the summertime.

Here’s what you need:

1.5 Graham cracker packets

A tub of Cool whip

8 oz of softened cream cheese

2 packets instant chocolate pudding

sugar

1/2 stick of butter (melted)

Mash up the graham crackers, add sugar and melted butter and mix it all up.  To take this crust over the top add a few shakes of cinnamon.

Pat that graham cracker mix into the bottom of a 9×13 pan.  Make sure it’s packed tight.  If the graham cracker mixture isn’t sticking to itself add more butter.

Next mix together half of the cool whip and the cream cheese.  Mix until it is fluffy and lay it down on top of the crust.

Make the chocolate pudding according to the instructions on the packet.  It should be 2 cups of cold milk and mix until it sets.  Once it sets pour it over the cream cheese/cool whip layer.  Add the rest of the cool whip on top and decorate with graham crackers.  I decorated with Oreos because I didn’t want to open another pack of graham crackers.

Let it sit in the fridge to set a little and dig in!

I didn’t take a picture of it scooped out because we weren’t patient and didn’t let it sit in the fridge to harden.  It was a mess, but I don’t care, it was SO good.

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God Bless America!

Hey everybody!  I’ve got a delicious recipe for you.  I saw this a while back on Paula Deen and tried it out.  But I switched it up and made it red white and blue for 4th of July.  So it being Memorial Day I thought, PERFECT!  Unfortunately the picture didn’t get taken or it was deleted, no idea what happened, and the pie is gone so there is no evidence!!  However I did find a picture of the original recipe which involves strawberries.

 

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 (12-ounce) container low-fat (1 percent) cottage cheese
  • 2 (0.3-ounce) boxes sugar free strawberry gelatin, plus 1 box (recommended: Jell-O)
  • 2 ready-made light graham cracker crusts
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen light whipped topping, thawed

The changes I made – I used regular sweetened jello because I don’t like using the sugar substitutes.  I got two boxes of the blue colored one perhaps it was blue raspberry and then I got a red one like strawberry.  I also just used cool whip right out of the fridge.

 

First you’ll make the 2 boxes of blue raspberry jello with 1 cup of cold water and 1 cup of hot water.  Once it’s dissolved add it to a blender along with the cottage cheese and blend.

Pour this into the pie crusts and let it set.

After it is set, make the red jello according to package instructions and pour over the top.  Let it set and then spread the cool whip over the top.  This will make you two beautiful pies that are sure to impress and taste so good!  Especially on a hot summer day!  It is a really nice light dessert and you can easily add fruit to the pie if you like.

 

Here is the picture of the Paula Deen version:

 

I hope you guys enjoy this pie!  It’s really one of my favorites to make because it’s SO easy and everyone always loves it!  Have a wonderful Memorial Day, and let us not forget the sacrifice that has been made so that we can enjoy this day!

 

God Bless America and our Troops!