You might be related to me if you dream of pie.
We do pie.
And while I admit that the recipe I am sharing today can't hold a candle to the towering Lemon Meringue pies my aunts make for family reunions or my Mom's chocolate pie....it is plenty tasty. And Lite!
If you are a food purist it is best to slink away right now.
This recipe takes advantaged of boxed jello and Cool Whip. There is a light at the end of your health craze tunnel. This recipes also contains yogurt.
I first enjoyed this pie at a niece's graduation party last year. My calorie conscience sister-in-law whipped a couple of these tasty treats right up. While I did enjoy that lovely (the best I've had) lemon graduation cake, I was thrilled to taste what seemed to me like summer in a pie.
Generally, I have seen this pie made with a graham cracker crust. I made this pie with a traditional crust. The sugar count is a bit lower with this one...though the graham cracker crust is really yummy.
Just a note: You will have to forgive my pictures. It helps when I don't cook in the dark (which I am apt to do). The result is that my pictures are a little dark.
You can use whatever flavor of jello you have on hand. This is sugar free lime jello. I dissolved it in a 1/4 cup of hot water.
Then I mixed in 1 1/2 cups of yogurt...which comes out to be 2 6oz. cartons. You can use greek yogurt or whatever kind strikes your fancy. I believe this yogurt is orange flavored. Or peach. I just can't remember. You can really be clever with flavor combinations. I used what we had on hand. Which I believe is pretty clever (if I do say so myself0.
I stirred in an 8 oz. carton of Cool Whip until all of the ingredients were well blended. Then it was time to fill the pie crust (just make sure your pie crust is completely cool).
I then did a little "fluffing" with a spoon and refrigerated the pie for about an hour.
This pie could have used another hour before I served it, but we were ready for pie!! It is also greener than the picture represents. It really turned out quite pretty in real life.
Here is the recipe:
1/4 cup of hot water
1 package (3 ounces) gelatin (I used SF), any flavor
1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) yogurt (you can match it with the jello)
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 pie crust
The flavor combinations are endless! I think my favorite ever has been one made with orange jello and orange cream yogurt. I also think I prefer using the Greek Yogurt.
Hope you enjoy this Taste of Summer!