Monday, July 13, 2009

Simple No-Bake Summer Pies

Simple summer pies

My sweet tooth does not take a break in the summertime. While I love the fresh fruit that is a its peak, sometimes rich and decadent is the order of the day. Luckily, there are some awesome no-bake recipes that give me the rich dessert I want without heating up the kitchen.

Here are a few of my favorites- add them to your menu this week and let me know what you think.

French Silk Chocolate Pie
(Adapted from the Pillsbury Bake Off cookbook - win one here.)

1 pre-baked pie crust

3oz Hershey's® unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1cup butter, softened (do not use margarine)
1cup sugar
1/2teaspoon vanilla
4 pasteurized eggs or 1 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product (Using pasteurized eggs or substitute eliminates the food safety concerns of using raw eggs.)

Whipped topping & chocolate curls or sprinkles for garnish, if desired

Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave, stirring at 30 second intervals until melted, let cool.
In small bowl with electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until fluffy.
Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in cooled chocolate and vanilla until well blended.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on high speed 2 minutes after each addition; beat until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
Pour into cooled baked shell.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
Garnish with whipped topping and chocolate curls or sprinkles.
Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.

Snicker’s Ice Cream Pie
this is very rich, serve small portions and get more if needed,
not many can eat a normal sized wedge.

1 Oreo pie shell
1 pint vanilla ice cream
¼ to ½ cup fudge sauce
¼ to ½ cup caramel sauce
4 Snickers bars, coarse chopped

Soften ice cream then scoop about 1/3 into pie shell. Swirl 1/3 of each of the sauces over ice-cream and sprinkle 1/3 of the Snickers Bars. Repeat until finished then freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.

And of course I couldn't do this post here without including a recipe for:

Pink Lemonade Pie

1 graham cracker pie crust

1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 6-oz can pink lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed

8 oz container whipped topping, thawed
Beat together condensed milk and pink lemonade. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into pie crust and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.


Posted by Sherry of Loon-atics In The Kitchen

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blueviolet said...

I never thought to make a no bake pie before. You girls are so smart! I'm definitely making that pink lemonade pie!

Gianna said...

Thanks for the recipes! I can't wait to try the french silk chocolate pie recipe :)

Sunny View said...

I'd love to try the French Silk Chocolate Pie!

Tina12312 said...

I so have to try this French Silk Chocolate Pie - it sounds delicious! Thank you!

dddiva said...

We made two of the French Silk pies and they were gone like that. Soooooo good and way easier than we thought it would be to make them.
Definitely a keeper.

The pink lemonade pie is so refreshing, kind of like a sherbet between courses at a large meal only of course much more decadent.

A Family Completed... said...

Umm those sound so good! I think i may dot he snickers no bake for my hubby's birthday!