Last week, I was at a loss of what I was going to serve at a church pot-luck dinner. I didn’t have a whole lot of money, but I needed to bring something, or just not go. There was no way I was going to go to dinner empty-handed. I looked in my fridge, and I saw some Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Cool Whip. I also had some strawberries, cherries, apples, blueberries and a ready-to-use pie crust.
If you have a lot of fruit around, like bananas, strawberries and the like that you don’t want to go bad on you, this is a great way to use them up. You can use any kind of fresh fruit for this. Every time I make this dessert it comes out different when I use different fruit, but it is perfection every time.
- 1 pre-rolled pie crust. (You could make your own if you prefer.)
- 1 Package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- ½ cup of Cool Whip
- 1/4 cup lemonade concentrate (partially thawed)
- 1 package lemon instant pudding mix
- Place the pie crust in a pie plate and bake according to directions. Remember to poke the crust with a fork to keep it flat in the pie plate while baking.
- While the crust is baking, empty 1 package of softened Philadelphia Cream Cheese into a mixing bowl. Add the Cool Whip and the partially thawed lemonade concentrate. Mix well.
- Now add in the dry pudding mixture slowly and fold in. Now fold into the mixture any fruit that you want to add to this mixture.
- When the crust is done, you just spoon in the filling. You can then garnish the top of the pie with sliced peaches, raspberries or whatever fruit you have left.
I have made this pie over and over again, and I have experimented with different puddings, such as French vanilla and others. I have used different combinations of fruits and it is always a hit.
At the pot luck supper, every slice of the pie went and people asked me how I made it. I was just glad they liked it. If you are bored with the regular kinds of desserts and want to try something light and tangy, this is the perfect recipe. I don’t really call it a recipe because I change it up all the time to fit what I have at home. This dessert is a great way to use up fruit before it goes bad. Bananas make really good filler in this pie mix, so if you have bananas that you feel will go bad in a few days, don’t be afraid to use them up. You can’t go wrong with whatever fruit you try.