In this house full of boys, there's not much that's more welcome than homemade pie. And on these dog days of summer, a cold pie is hard to beat. Here's one of the simplest, most delicious pie recipes I know: Lemonade Pie.
First you need a graham cracker crust. You could buy one, of course, but it's so much better to make your own--and so simple.
You'll need 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs. I make my own by crushing 15 graham cracker sheets (2 squares each) in my food processor.
Melt 1 stick of butter (I do this in the microwave). Add 1/3 cup sugar and the cracker crumbs. Mix well.
Danger! This stuff is so good! Sometimes I get a little carried away with sampling the crumbs and end up not having quite enough for my pie.
Press into a pie pan. Just use your fingers for this.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
The pie filling couldn't be easier. Simply mix an 8-ounce container of frozen whipped topping such as Cool Whip, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, and 6 ounces of lemonade or limeade concentrate. If you can't find a 6-oz. can of lemonade concentrate, just buy the larger can, thaw it, and measure 6 ounces in a liquid measuring cup. Stir all three ingredients together until smooth. If desired, add a couple of drops of food coloring. Pour into pie crust and refrigerate. The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the better it gets!
Here's a close-up--see the satiny goodness? This will make your taste buds dance!
Here's the recipe again:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (15 crackers crushed)
1 stick butter
1/3 cup sugar
8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed slightly
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
Melt butter. Mix cracker crumbs and sugar into melted butter. Press crumb mixture into pie pan. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.
Combine filling ingredients; mix well. Add a little food coloring if desired. Pour into prepared pie shell. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!
What's your favorite summertime dessert?