Friday, February 8, 2013

Retro Recipe: Almost No-Bake Pink Lemonade Pie

This super easy, super pretty pink lemonade pie tastes as good as it looks! 
Best of all, it's guaranteed to get you some extra hugs and kisses from your special valentine.  

Step One: The Crust

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the crumbs, sugar, and butter with a fork until the mixture is uniform.
  3. Press the crumbs across the bottom and up the sides of a spring-form pan.
  4. Bake for 8 -10 minutes, or until just golden brown.
  5. Allow crust to cool completely.

Step Two: The Filling
(1) 8 oz. package regular cream cheese
(1) 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup frozen raspberry (pink) lemonade concentrate (do not add water)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
2-3 drops of red food coloring

  1. Using the whip attachment on your stand mixer, or with a handheld electric mixer, mix the cream cheese until softened.
  2. Add the sweetened condensed milk slowly to avoid clumping, scraping the bowl as you go.
  3. Slowly add the lemonade concentrate and lemon juice, mix well.
  4. Add 2-3 drops of red food coloring to achieve desired shade of pink.
  5. Pour the mixture onto crust in the spring-form pan and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, or until stiff.

Step Three: The Topping
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1-2 drops of red food coloring
(1) 12 oz. or 16 oz. container of Cool Whip


1. Place coconut in a small plastic zip top bag. Add 1-2 drops of red food coloring, seal the bag and shake until  coconut turns pink.
2. Remove your pie from the freezer, add Cool Whip layer to desired thickness, top with pink coconut. Return pie to the freezer.

Cover with tin foil and freeze for 2-3 hours, or until completely firm. Cut with a warm wet knife to produce picture perfect slices!

Recipe and photos adapted from The Prepared Pantry


Niftic Vintage said...

A must have for Spring! Thanks for taking me out of the cold and thinking of the warmer days ahead!

gazaboo said...

Love these retro recipes and this one's perfect for valentines day!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds delish!

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Aaah.....what a delightful recipe! My mom used to make something like this as I was growing up. Maybe I will try it!

shaun mohr said...

oh my! I cannot wait to try this recipe
:) Thank you for the idea and the post :)

BeeJayKay said...

Oooooo! Yummy!

CakeNumber9 said...

This looks SO good!
I must try it!!

Kathi said...

looks like a fun recipe, will have to try it!

when I heard retro recipe I was sure there would be jello- lol

Teresa @ good-grace said...

oh wow! I think my family would LOVE this! Thanks for the recipe!
(pinning now) ;)

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Mmmm...looks delicious!

adriana said...

Wow, that looks so delicious! I'm definitely going to try my hand at this one day soon, thanks!! :)

Whimzy Thyme said...

That looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing

Wicked Darling said...

OK...that's it!! HAVE to make this!! Looks so YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Anonymous said...

Yum - What a pretty pie! Good enough to eat LOL Always appreciate a new recipe : ) Especially with pictures and these are wonderful!

Susan @

Toni Oswald said...

Holy Schmolly! LOL That is my kind of cake! Wow! It reminds me of stiff my Great Aunt used to make~ Thanks for the post and recipe!

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