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.
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!
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.
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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Tagged chocolate and mint, chocolate wafer crust, cream pie, creme de menthe, desserts, grasshopper, holidays desserts, mint, no bake christmas dessert, no bake desserts, no bake pie, pie
Before we get to today’s recipe, I wanted to make sure you were aware of the changes that Facebook has made. It is no longer automatic that you see updates in your News Feed. You now need to go to the site of your favorite blog, business etc, and click “Show In News Feed”. I know lots of you are fans of my Facebook page, I would really appreciate if you took the 30 seconds to do this. It has been difficult to follow some of my favorites since this switch, but it is worth the time to now be able to keep up!
Now, this pie! You have probably seen this pie recipe before. It has been all over the place for years, and is probably the easiest pie you will ever make. You can use a store bought crust if you want, and then it is just 3 ingredients. It is no bake, so it is a great pie to have around at your gatherings this summer.
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.
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