French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie

Spring has arrived to most of the country.  Apparently not here though.  School was cancelled today because of snow.  And it is coming down like crazy out there right now.   We are even talking about going snowshoeing this weekend, we have gotten so much snow.  I am ready for warm weather, capris, and grilling out.  All of which seem like a long way off at this point.

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Grasshopper Pie #ChristmasWeek & Giveaway

Grasshopper Pie – A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Welcome to day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Pies and Pastries”.  I hope you enjoyed this week as much as I have.  So many great bloggers, and so many great recipes!  And to top it off today we have an amazing Giveaway for you!

This pie is a Christmas tradition on my husbands side of the family.  It has quickly become the thing I look forward to most with desserts at my in-laws over Christmas.  It is the classic mint and chocolate combination that I love this time of year.  It is also super light, that you always have room for it, even after a large meal.  And a bonus, there is no baking involved!

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling.

My son enjoys this pie as well.  That wasn’t always the case though.  When he was a little younger we would joke that there was real grasshoppers in there, and that was why it was green.  He played it off like he didn’t believe us, but still wouldn’t touch the pie.  Now his smart 7 year old self knows better, and made sure he had a good sized slice when we had it for our early Christmas this year.

Grasshopper Pie - A light and creamy pie. Chocolate cookie crust, with a creamy mint filling. Great for the holidays.

Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.

Christmas Apple Pie from Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic

Pumpkin Cheesecake Fried Pies from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina

Chocolate Angel Pie from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Pie from Anuradha of Baker Street

Cheese Danish Pie from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Bakewell Tarts from Isabelle of Crumb

Grasshopper Pie from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Cranberry Fritters from Erin of The Spiffy Cookie

Cinnamon Pecan Crescent Rolls from Ramona of Curry and Comfort

Banketstaaf (Dutch Christmas Log) from Heather of Girlichef

Eggnog and Cranberry Christmas Braid from Cathy of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter

Raspberry Galette from Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious

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Lemonade Pie

Lemonade Pie – A cool and creamy lemonade pie with graham cracker crust. Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

Lemonade Pie - A cool and creamy lemonade pie with graham cracker crust. Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

Before we get to today’s super easy Lemonade Pie recipe, let’s talk about Facebook.  With all the changes that have been going on with Facebook lately, it is impossible to see what you want to see.  I learned a little trick though, so I wanted to let you know.  If you see something you like from a fan page (like a blog or business), make sure you interact with it.  You can comment, or like, or if it is really awesome, share it.  The more you do that, the more Facebook realizes you want to see stuff from that fan page and will show it to you more.  They are just getting a little tricky over there!  And if you aren’t following me already?  Head over!!

Now, this Lemonade Pie!  You have probably seen this pie recipe before.  It has been all over the place for years, and is probably the easiest pies you will ever make.  You can use a store bought graham cracker crust if you want, and then it is just 3 ingredients.  It is no bake, so this lemonade pie is great to have around at your gatherings this summer.

Lemonade Pie - A cool and creamy lemonade pie with graham cracker crust. Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

This pie is perfectly tart, and full of lots of lemon flavor.  My 7 year old wasn’t a fan, but the other 2 kids we served it to ate it up.  You could also top with a dollop of whipped cream to add a little sweetness.  I opted to not add food coloring, but if you wanted the yellow color, just add a few drops of yellow food coloring.  You will have a delicious, creamy, tart lemonade pie.

Lemonade Pie - A cool and creamy lemonade pie with graham cracker crust. Only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!

This can be frozen or just served straight from the fridge.  It can be kind of messy if it is not frozen, but it is equally delicious.  You will notice from the pictures, that I don’t have a shot with a picture perfect slice, so you can guess how I served mine :)

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