This is another one of those recipes that I’m tempted not to even show you because it is just too simple – but those are often the recipes y’all end up loving the most! I love that we have that in common. I make this pie with Splenda for a nice light treat, but you can use sugar if you prefer. It only takes minutes to make from start to finish and its delicious on it’s own or topped with fresh berries.
The crazy thing is, with all of the elaborate and more involved desserts I make from time to time, this one remains my husband’s favorite. In the old days, I used to be able to make this and have it last a few days but now that my son and daughter have decided they love it as much as my husband does, I’m doing good if it lasts one day.
To see what was left of this pie the morning after I made it, check out the bottom of this post
You’ll need: A graham crust, Splenda (I’m using generic) or sugar, light whipped topping*, cream cheese at room temp, and fresh berries (optional).
*I’m using generic Splenda and whipped topping because it saved me a few dollars to do so. However, if you really need or want to spend extra money, feel free to use name brand. Whatever cranks yer tractor.
Not pictured is lemon juice. I sometimes add a tablespoon of bottled lemon juice to this pie, depending on if I think about it or not. It’s a wonderful addition but totally up to you and good either way!
Place cream cheese and splenda in a bowl.
Make sure your cream cheese is room temp or it won’t get creamy.
Mix that with an electric mixer until well combined.
Toss in your whipped topping.
Mix that up again until well mixed, about a minute or two.
Spread into a graham cracker crust.
Cover this and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Serve on it’s own or topped with fresh berries and more whipped topping.
So the next day, I thought I’d have a slice of the pie. I figured there would be about half a pie left, but when I went to the fridge I found a teeny tiny sliver and sent the following text to my husband:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
- ½ cup Splenda or Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, optional
- 8 ounces light whipped topping
- 1 graham crust
- In medium mixing bowl, place splenda or sugar, cream cheese, and lemon juice (if using). Beat together with electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
- Add cool whip and mix until fluffy and well combined.
- Spread into pie crust, cover and refrigerate for several hours.
- Serve on it's own or topped with fresh berries and whipped cream.
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