Pie Recipes!

For the month of FEBRUARY, the "A Team" (Andy, Alex and Aric) each are sharing their favorite REFRIGERATOR PIE recipe! These are listed on the left side of the blog... I had a daily reader that just realize the recipes over there- LOL! So, I decided to post these recipes before the month is over (3 days left... argh!)

Aric's favorite refrigerator pie recipe is the infamous Kyle's Kool-aid Pie! (his daddy makes a "mean" kool-aid pie! wink, wink!)

1 Kool-aid packet "unsweetened"
1 can Sweet Condensed Milk
1 Whipped Topping
1 Pie Shell
In a large bowl, mix together the kool-aid with the sweet condensed milk;
fold in the whipped topping and mixed well. Pour into a 9" pie shell -
refrigerate - serves 8.

Alex's favorite refrigerator pie is the classic CHERRY CREAM PIE (which is personally my favorite also! YUM!) It's a special day when this pie is made or we find it at a potluck luncheon!

1 can Cherry Pie Filling
1 Cream cheese - 8 oz.
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 pie shell
In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla until well blended. Pour into a prepared pie crust. Refrigerate; before serving - add cherry pie filling on top of pie.

Andy Hayes' favorite pie is a recipe from his great-grandmother in Alabama - a LEMON PIE. This recipe you can top with "whipped topping" or make a meringue with the remaining egg whites - your choice!

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 Egg Yolks
(save egg whites for meringue)
3 Lemons
( or 1/2 cup lemon juice)
1 tsp. Lemon rind; grated
1 box Vanilla wafers
Crush enough vanilla wafers to line the bottome of a 9" pie plate; edge pan with whole wafers for the crust. Mix together the sweetened condensed milk,
egg yolks, lemon rind and juice until well blended. (Microwave lemons for 30 seconds and roll before cutting lemons to receive lots of juice!) Pour mixture over crust. Add meringue topping and brown or top with a whipped topping (like Cool Whip). Chill for 2 hours. before serving.

3 egg whites
6 Tblsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla.
Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Spoon onto pie, spreading to crust edge to seal. Bake at 325° for 15 to 18 minutes, until nicely browned.

Try out one of these pies this weekend - you'll be glad that you did!