I’ve talked about pies before and how they’re pretty easy to mess up (at least from my perspective). But as difficult as they are, summertime produce brings about opportunities to make glorious pies. Plump cherries bursting under the heat of the oven, apples growing sweeter when sliced and surrounded by cinnamon and dough, and strawberries slivered and surrounded by semi-sweet vanilla ice cream. Pies are perfect for family gatherings, for showcasing garden-grown fruits, and for pairing with cooling scoops of ice cream under warm summer skies.
We spent the weekend together as a family and I figured that a refreshing pie would be the perfect way to cap off our evenings. I’m also a huge, huge, HUGE fan of ice cream, so I decided to try to make a pie that would be similar to ice cream in some ways. This pie is great because it’s impossible to mess up. Unlike other pies that require hours of time to work with the dough, meticulously slice produce, and bake for a while, this one is easy to whip together. Less time making pie = more time with family and friends. That works for me during these special summer months!
If you’re an ice cream fan, a pie fan, have a sweet tooth, or enjoy eating Cool Whip straight out of the container this pie is for you (please tell me that some of you are like me and really love just spooning Cool Whip from the container…!). Plus, it looks beautiful, will serve a crowd, and like my Nuttin’ Butter Cheesecake Bites, this pie is super-versatile. You can change the flavor of Cool Whip with just a small swirl of chocolate syrup, and easily switch out the toppings within the pie (I used cookies but you could easily use crushed candy bars, fruit, or anything else)! I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a couple variations on this pie from me throughout the summer! Hope you and your family love this pie as much as mine did.
Cookies n’ Cream Cool Whip Pie
1 pre-made chocolate crust
1 8 oz. container of Light Cool Whip
1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
3 packets mini oreos
1. In a large bowl, combine Cool Whip and yogurt. Mix well.
2. Crush the oreos while they are still in their snack bags. Crush them well and then dump them into the Cool Whip mixture. Stir well.
3. Pour the mixture into the premade pie crust. Put the pie into the freezer for a few hours before serving.
Note: If you leave the pie in the freezer overnight or for a few days you might want to let the pie thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy this creamy, dreamy dessert!!