Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Strawberry Pie

My picture doesn't do this pie any justice. It looks so pretty served with a big dollop of whipped cream. Grandma Evelyn taught me how to make this, so I don't have an official recipe, just instructions.

1 baked pie crust
1 pkg. cream cheese
1/3 c. powdered sugar
2-3 cups whole or halved strawberries
1 box strawberry danish dessert (found in the jello isle)
sweetened whipping cream
Make the danish dessert according to pkg. directions and set aside to cool. Bake pie crust and cool. Whip cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Spread cream cheese mixture all over the bottom of the cooled crust (this keeps it from getting soggy). Add strawberries to the danish dessert and mix. Pour strawberry mixture into the pie shell. Refrigerate for several hours before serving. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
**Evelyn always made homemade pie crust, but I LOVE the Marie Calendar frozen pie crusts. I bake them up and they turn out perfect every time!

Fruit Salad, Yummy, Yummy

Pick and choose your favorite fruits for this fresh harvest salad. It is so easy to throw together.
favorite fresh fruits (apples, peaches, pears, pineapple, bananas, raspberries)
2-3 T. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 container vanilla yogurt
Mix sugar, vanilla and yogurt together. Cut up fruit. Toss fruit in yogurt dressing. Chill and serve.