I have a young guest blog-contributor today.... my daughter! She made this lovely Pink Lemonade Pie and did the food-styling and photography by herself. I think it turned out wonderful. She actually made the pie twice because she wasn't happy with the first result - it was too "puckery", if you know what I mean. The second time, she reduced the amount of lemonade concentrate a bit, and it turned out perfectly. It's so quick and easy to make, and it only uses 5 ingredients. She and I are very fond of pink lemonade, and this was the perfect treat to remind us of those warm summer days that we miss so much. I think this would make a lovely dessert for a little girl's tea party, or Easter (with its soft pastel color), or a refreshing summertime/pool-party treat. This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home Family Favorite Recipes Magazine (2009).
Here's what you need:
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened (We used low-fat.)
- 2/3 c. pink lemonade concentrate
- 1 carton (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed PLUS additional whipped topping for garnish
- 1 shortbread or graham pie crust (9 inches)
- 3 to 5 drops red food coloring (optional, not shown)
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in the lemonade concentrate and food coloring (if desired), and beat until thoroughly combined.
Fold in the whipped topping.
Spoon into pie crust. Freeze for 1 hour, then store in the refrigerator until serving. Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired. My daughter garnished hers with whipped topping and pink sprinkles. Also, she used 5 drops of Wilton's pink color gel for frosting. Serves 6. Enjoy!