Cool Lime Pie

Dear Reader,

My mom made pie. Every weekend, she made pie. It seemed that every Sunday evening when I was growing up, neighbors would "happen” to stop by, and Mom always fed them pie.  It’s no wonder I like to make desserts for my family.  I try to limit myself to 1-2 times a month, with our Sunday dinner, because I seem to have the sweetest tooth and really don’t need those desserts on my hips.  

This past Sunday I prepared a taco bar for my family dinner.  For dessert, we enjoyed Cool Lime Pie.  This is reminiscent of Mom’s Lemonade Pie, except lime flavor, which everyone knows goes well with any type of Mexican food. 

Cool Lime Pie

2 pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz. can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
16 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 graham cracker crusts

Beat cream cheese and milk.  Stir in limeade and whipped topping.  Add green food coloring.  Pour into crusts and freeze.

Often, if I don't have a huge crowd coming for dinner, and do not want 3 whole pies, I will make up some of these cute individual serving size jars.  I mix a little melted butter and sugar with some graham cracker crumbs, press some in the bottom of a half-pint jar, pour in some filling, and top it off with a few more crumbs to make it look pretty.

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