Tuesday, May 3

Mother's Day Summer Blueberry Pie

This is a classic recipe for a Weight Watcher's Key Lime Pie, which I altered to make blueberry. I can tell ya right now, I'll never be sorry!! The key lime pie version is good stuff, but this is really good stuff. The only way I know to describe this, is that it tastes just like a jellybelly jelly bean.

The very cool thing is that you can easily alter this recipe to make it raspberry, cherry, strawberry, or any other flavor jello offers. You can even mix the fruit flavors up and do like a "strawberry banana" or a "cherry cheesecake."

As for me and my household, we will serve the blueberries (and the Lord, of course.)

(1) graham cracker pie crust (or similar, see below)
(1) 1/16 ounce package berry blue jello
1/4 C boiling water
(1) - 8 ounce containter whipped topping, thawed
(2) 6 ounce contain

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  2. Stir in yogurt with wire whisk.
  3. Fold in whipped topping with wooden spoon.
  4. Spread in crust.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Let me just say that my husband was so in love with this pie, he went straight to zazzle and made a magnet out of it. When he kept going on and on about how good it was, I jokingly said, "Maybe you should make a button out of it." -- JOKING of course. His reply? "Heck yeah, I will!!" But he took it further. A button did not give this pie justice.. we now have a magnet on our fridge! 

I'm not big on graham cracker crusts (not big on white flour or that extra ingredients I don't recognize in the ingredients of the pie crust), and Cool Whip is one of those ingredients I avoid like the plague, since they too add a bunch of unnecessary ingredients. Jello is another item I refuse to keep in stock. So this recipe could be titled, "The Anti-Piper Pie" But here's the deal, I had limited time (since I put it off) to put something together for an Easter dessert, and this pie was super easy, so I made adjustments; albeit, not as many as I could have. Here are some ways to make this a tab bit healthier:

Add TruWhip instead of Cool Whip. I like to use fresh whipped cream when I can, but it gets watery too quickly for a pie, so this is the stuff I get on rare occasions when I can find it. It tastes great and has much better ingredients!

Instead of a graham cracker crust, try a granola crust. This brand is delicious, and they even offer a graham cracker crust.


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