Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summertime Pie

I'm not much of a baker (is that even a word?). I finally feel pretty comfortable with cooking dinner, so I'm guessing it will be a while before I'm conquering the oven with homemade cakes and cookies. Obviously, I am a HUGE fan of dessert. So I'm always on the hunt for dessert that doesn't require me to bake, measure out too many things and is yummy. I subscribe to the quarterly Kraft Food magazine, which has a ton of very easy and tasty receipes that even a novice chef like myself can make. I came across this recipe in an issue a while ago, tried it, loved it and now it's my go-to summer receipe anytime I need to make a dessert for a party, or just because we're in the mood for pie. It's Lime Chiffon Pie and it really is so simple to make. I prepared it in less than 15 minutes on Monday. Sailor Boy is a huge fan of Key Lime Pie, so this is sort of like that, only easier and much better for you! (I think it has like 120 calories per slice)

2/3 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Lime Flavor Sugar Free Low Calorie Gelatin
ice cubes
1/2 cup cold water
1-1/2 tsp. grated lime peel
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping
1 ready-to-use reduced-fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)

STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Stir in lime peel and juice.

ADD whipped topping; stir with wire whisk until well blended. Refrigerate 15 to 20 min. or until mixture is very thick and will mound. Spoon into crust.

REFRIGERATE at least 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.


Unrelated - J.Crew is now offering 30% off of their final sale items. I ordered a cute top, which I think would work for work and going out. Love it!

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