Sunday, August 21, 2011

Frozen Pies

It’s been SO HOT up here these last few days!  It was over 90 here on the hill yesterday, and I have a feeling today will be just about as hot.  I’m not used to it at all!

But it isn’t raining, so I’m not going to complain.

Needless to say, I haven’t been all that excited about turning on the oven and baking food (and myself and the rest of the family) in the house.  So, I found a couple cool treats to make for these hot days ;-)

Lemon Icebox Pie

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Mix until smooth. Pour mixture into crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and mint leaves if desired.

*Suggestion.  Don’t go out and buy a prepared crust.  Simply mix together some crushed graham crackers, a little butter and sugar, press into pan and bake for a couple minutes.  Course, that just defeated your purpose of not turning on the oven.  ;-) Oh well.  It’s just for a couple minutes!   

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
¾ c. peanut butter
3 oz cream cheese
1 ¼ C. confectioner’s sugar
½ chocolate chips, melted
12 oz whipped topping (thawed)
Cookie crumb crust.

Mix all but the whipping cream together.  Fold in the whipped topping :-)
Refrigerate for 3 hours or more.

1 comment :

  1. Yummmmmmmm! These were soooooooooooooo good! Thanks for helping us cool down!
    Love you!