Monday, August 9, 2010

Frozen Pina Colada Pie

Pina Colada Pie

Do you remember way back when the Food Network first started? I think it was called TV Food Network back then.

I remember being thrilled that there was a channel dedicated to all things food.

Oh the recipes I'd gather and since I had a computer back in the early 90's, I didn't have to sit in front of the TV with a paper and pencil in hand feverishly trying to write down the recipe. I could go to the internet and copy and paste and shazam - I had me a recipe.

This was one of the first recipes that got from TV Food Network.

I can't remember the name of the show. I remember it was showcasing "island food" and there was a commentator with a soothing and tranquil voice, and I remember seeing this pie and thinking, I want to eat that.

This is a fantastic summer dessert. You can make it the night fact, because it has to freeze for a minimum of 8hrs, you do need to make it the night before.

It's cool, fruity and creamy all at the same time. A totally refreshing dessert with a knock-out pina colada taste.

Pina Colada slice 1

Frozen Pina Colada Pie
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 *see tip
1 large graham cracker crust ** (yup another tip)

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 ½ hour before serving.

* Tip: Buy the large can of crushed pineapples and you can use the juice from the can.

**Keebler now makes a larger graham cracker crust pie shell. 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!!

Pina Colada slice
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