Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bug Pie a summer time any time favorite

Bug Pie...............
                             We love my Mom's Grasshopper Pie

Lime Jello, Vanilla Ice cream, Ginger ale,
graham cracker crust
equals deliciousness

My son can't have lime so we morphed a 
Grasshopper into Fuzzy Bear Caterpillar
Orange Jello, Vanilla Ice cream, Ginger ale,
Chocolate Cookie Crust
yummy oh so yummy
maybe just a little bit of fuzzy
so many Bug Pies to eat
Lady Bug - Cherry Jello
Dragon Fly- Blue Raspberry Jello
Bumble Bee - Lemon Jello
Spider - Black Cherry Jello

 what bug would you like today?

sometimes the simplest ingredients make the best food
take the ice cream out of the freezer so if softens just a little

heat the ginger ale in a saucepan
add the jello

mix until the jello is dissolved

fold in the ice cream into the dissolved jello mixture

mix until ice cream is completely melted

top with whip cream


Mom has a thing for the Orange Cream Chocolates hence the Chocolate Cookie Crust
Cherry is also awesome with the chocolate cookie crust - just like a box of chocolates
if you don't want pie named after bugs..........

Grasshopper Pie
or any bug pie you feel like today

1 Prepared pie crust,   recipe below
1 box of lime jello or flavor of your bug choice
2 cups of ginger ale
1 pint of vanilla ice cream

Pour ginger ale in medium saucepan, bring to boil remove from heat
add jello, mix until completely dissolved
fold in icecream until completely mixed, cool slightly
pour into pie shell , chill until firm
top with whipcream to serve

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

1 3/4  cups  graham cracker crumbs
6  tbs butter, melted
or  Chocolate Cookie Pie Crust

1 3/4  cups  chocolate wafer cookies 8 1/2 oz pkg -- crushed
6  tbs butter, melted                                               
In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and sugar; add butter and blend well. Press firmly onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before filling.  Yield: 1 pie crust (9 inches).
Vanilla Wafers, Honey Nut Chex Cereal, Cheerios (now gluten free available) anything you like makes a great crumb for pie crusts.  I even use coconut macaroons but that's a recipe for another day.