Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pina Colada Pie

I just entered this recipe in "Beat the Heat" at A Southern Grace. Perfect timing!

It was dessert day yesterday. I made not one, but two lovely treats. The Chocolate Rice Krispie Cake for the kiddos and this Pina Colada Pie for the adults. We had dinner guests, as always. I also made a huge lasagna, that's coming up next.

When Food Network was first on the air I got hooked on a show of theirs that highlighted all different kinds of cooks and recipes. I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the show was, but it had a female host with a very enchanting voice. This recipe for Pina Colada Pie came from that show all those years ago.

This is the perfect summer dessert because:

1) It's a no bake dessert.

2) It's like eating a frozen Pina Colada.

3) It's cool, refreshing, fruity and creamy all at the same time.

You can make it days in advance and just pop it out of the freezer about 20 minutes before you want to serve it.

Oh I almost forgot #4!

4) It's super easy and quick to make.

Pina Colada Pie
Printable recipe
4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup shredded coconut
3 cups whipped topping, divided
½ cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 large graham cracker crust* (see note below)

Combine cream cheese, milk & pineapple juice and beat until thoroughly mixed. Fold in coconut, crushed pineapple, & 1½ cups of the whipped topping. Pour mixture into pie shell. Freeze until firm. Top with remaining Cool Whip.

If desired garnish with toasted coconut, chocolate shavings or nuts. Return to freezer for at least 8 hours. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Tip: Buy the large can of crushed pineapples and you can use the juice from the can. Just squeeze and squeeze and you should get that 1/2 cup.

Keebler now makes a larger graham cracker crust pie shell (9oz). This recipe makes enough to fill a large 9 inch pie shell, if using a smaller store bought pie shell, you will have more than enough to fill the pie shell – you can freeze remaining filling in a container for a treat later!!
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