Pie, pie, pie. If E3 had his choice, he would eat pie three times a day, seven days a week. Aside from the obvious dietary concerns, even I might get tired of making pie every.single.day.
- 1 lemon instant pudding (not cooked pie filling) 4 serving size
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- zest of one lemon
- 3/4 cup yogourt – lemon if you can find it,if not, plain or vanilla will do
- 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup Cool Whip
Beat the pudding mix and half and half together for approximately two minutes, or until set. I did not have half and half, so I used 1 cup of whipping cream and 1/2 cup of milk. I grated in the rind of one lemon, squeezed in the lemon juice, and mixed in the yogourt.
I checked with my junior chefs about the taste.
I got a double thumbs up.
I used my Ball/Bernardin reusable freezer cups to make this treat. If you have popsicle moulds – fantastic. Certainly go ahead and use them. You have my full permission.
Layer in the lemon pudding mixture.
I did not have any graham cracker crumbs available, so I ground up some vanilla wafers. They were an excellent substitute.
Sprinkle a very light layer on the top of the whole shebang
Wrap in plastic wrap and poke in a popsicle stick – preferably a new one.
This size made six pops and needed six hours to freeze. A smaller pop would have obviously needed less time to freeze and resulted in more treats. Loosen them by running the outside of the cup or mould under hot water and simply pop out. It will be very solid and need a few minutes to soften up before it’s feasible to eat it.
The best part of this dessert, aside from the taste, is that, because of the pudding mix, it doesn’t really drip! Next time around, I would make these into smaller cups. This size was a bit too large to be manageable. I can also foresee making these with different pudding flavours (chocolate? Hello? Yes, please!). I will keep you posted on any other reincarnations I come up with. Feel free to leave me a comment below with any other flavour combinations you’d like to see.
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