So, I'm going to call this frugal...because back in the day when we used to all go to William's Coffee Pub, this dessert was my favorite to order...at $5-6 a slice! Oh, man...to have been young and willing to spend that. Well, this entire recipe costs less than that!
I found this recipe in FIRST magazine, and then simplified it further. SUPER SUPER easy!! I promise you.
Here's what you'll need:
Graham Deep Dish Pie Crust (premade, or make your own)
1 box Jello Lime gelatin
1 pkg of Cream Cheese, room temp
1 tbsp lime juice
Cool whip (approx one container), thawed
First, dissolve the jello with 2/3 cup boiling water. Let it cool off a bit.
In a blender or food processor, puree the cream cheese, jello and lime juice for 1 min.
Fold in 2 cups of the cool whip (if the container yields any leftovers, you can use it to pipe on decorations at the end).
Pour into your pie shell and chill 2 hours or until set. Decorate with extra cool whip if you have it!
NOTE: If you want to DOUBLE this recipe (to serve 10-12 peeps), you can do so by making your own crust (approx 1 1/4 cups of graham crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup of melted butter) and putting it into a spring form pan, instead of a prepared pie shell. You can also use crumbled donut holes for the crust/base!
Let me know if you make it and how you like it!