July 3, 2009
I know lots of you are going to be grilling for July 4th, and you’re going to need a dessert that doesn’t involved heating up the kitchen with a blazing oven, right? Right.
When I think of a cool no-bake dessert, the first thing that comes to my mind – and makes my mouth water – is the classic Cherry Cream Cheese Pie! When we were kids, this was our favorite. There weren’t many leftovers with 4 kids around, but whoever got up earliest the next morning always scarfed up the remaining bit of pie for breakfast! SisMama still makes this and we all still love it!
It looks like Paula Deen makes our Cherry Cream Cheese Pie too! That’s one of the things we love about you Paula…you know what good is, whether it’s fancy foo-foo or not!
This other awesome cool pie just popped back into my head today. I got this recipe from a boss MANY blue moons ago! I wish my darn camera hadn’t passed away, and I’d make this and take a photo, but alas, I’m still camera-less. I do have two notes on this recipe for you.
- Do they still make Dream Whip? I hope so, because this is a good pie and I’m not sure what we’d substitute for it.
- Fresh Texas blueberries are so awesome now that I feel guilty giving you a recipe using blueberry pie filling, but I’m sure you could modify the recipe to use the fresh blues.
Now for the pie!
Banana Blueberry Pie
2 graham cracker pie crusts
3 bananas, sliced
2 packages Dream Whip
1 cup sugar
Dash of salt
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 can blueberry pie filling
Line pie crusts with banana slices. Mix Dream Whip as directed on package. Mix sugar and salt with cream cheese and add to prepared Dream Whip. Pour into shells over bananas and cool until firm, about 1/2 hour. Top with pie filling. Keep refrigerated.
I haven’t mentioned it before, but I’m not the hugest Rachael Ray fan in the world. I’m not hatin’, cause life’s too short for that; I’m just not lovin’. I do have to give snaps to her for her scrumptious-looking Frozen Mojito Cake-tail. Note that I didn’t say yummo, or delish…I just said scrumptious. This dish screams summer to me, and it’s all boozed up with rum!
Enjoy your 4th of July everyone, and stay cool with a delicious no-bake dessert!