When I whip this pie out of my arsenal of recipes, you know it’s Easter time and spring is just around the corner! I make it every year, and I love it. Nom-nom-nom.
It’s very easy and quick to put together. I’ve probably posted this recipe every year since I started blogging five or six years ago, but I’m posting it again. The recipe makes two pies, but you can halve it easily. That’s what I did last night when I made it. Here it is:
Pink Lemonade Pie w/Coconut
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
12-oz can frozen pink lemonade concentrate *
3/4 to 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (plus some to sprinkle on top)
Two 8-oz tubs of Cool Whip or one large
Red Food Coloring
Two Shortbread Pie Crust Shells
*Note: I only use about 3/4 of the lemonade concentrate because I think it’s too sour with the full 12 oz.
Combine first four ingredients with an electric mixer. Add 4-5 drops of red food coloring (color will lighten considerably once you add the Cool Whip). Fold in the Cool Whip until combined well. Pour into pie shells and top with more coconut. You can decorate it with some jelly beans if you’d like. They look cute on there nestled in the coconut. Cover and refrigerate at least four hours or overnight. This pie is good frozen too!
I’m making Bev’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans today. They’re in the crockpot simmering away. I’m making some Broccoli Cornbread to go with them for dinner. What’s that you say? You want THAT recipe too? Geez, you guys are high maintenance. Hee-hee.
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread
1 (10-oz) pkg of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed & drained
1 cup cottage cheese
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup melted butter
1 (8.5 oz) box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease an 11” x 7” baking pan or spray with Pam (Not me, silly).
In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornbread mix and salt. Add the eggs, cottage cheese, onion, and melted butter. Mix well. Fold in the broccoli. Pour it into your baking pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in the microwave.
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