Monday, March 14, 2011
I apologize for the dearth of posts last week, but my computer crashed on Friday afternoon, and I had already uploaded my photos to my hard drive, as well as deleted them from my camera, so while I could have written posts, there would have been no photos. My computer is still dead, but thank heavens for the iPad! Today's post is one of my favorite summer desserts, as it needs no oven time, and it's super quick. We make many variations of this pie; another favorite version uses mandarin oranges, but strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and even mangoes are delicious. Because I love nuts, I always add them, but you can certainly leave them out.
Now, I have a tidbit to share with you...I've joined forces with the following lovely and talented bloggers, April at The 21st Century Housewife, Chaya at My Sweet and Savory, Faith at An Edible Mosaic, Yummy Chunklet at Yummychunklet, and Mia at Bright Morning Star to launch an exciting project featuring none other than the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. I can hardly wait to share everything about our venture, so be on the lookout as I reveal more about our delicious endeavor.
8-oz softened cream cheese
14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
20-oz can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
1-cup toasted & chopped pecans
Ready-made graham cracker crust
Beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes.
Add lemon juice; mix another 30 seconds.
Stir in vanilla, pineapple, and pecans; pour into graham cracker crust.
Chill overnight before serving.
Garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries, if desired.