Sunday, September 23, 2012

Vodka Lemonade Cocktail Pie

I signed up on e-mail to receive Pillsbury recipes and they started coming in every day. 
Labor Day weekend was coming up and I wanted to make a dessert that no one has ever tried before, or ever thought of making before for that matter. 
So I checked my e-mail hoping to see a great recipe and there it was
 {Vodka Lemonade Cocktail Pie} 
Like the e-mail said "It's a cocktail for the fork!" 
Who would not want to try this? 
I was instantly sold because 1. I love pie, 2. I love cocktails, and 3. Vodka is my choice of liquor. Might as well throw a 4. in there and say that combining a dessert and alcohol never fails!
 This is also said to be one of Pillsbury's Top 10 Pies to try so I gave it a shot!

It was very simple to make and very cheap as well. 
Here is what you will need:

1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
2 cups lemon sherbet, softened
1 container (6 oz) Yoplait fat free lemon cream pie yogurt
1 can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate
1/4 cup vodka
lemon slices, if desired

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Place pie crust in ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Press crust firmly against side and bottom; flute. Bake 9-11 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
2. Mix sherbet, yogurt, lemonade concentrate and vodka until blended. Spoon into crust. Freeze uncovered until firm, about 3 hours.
3. Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting. Garnish each serving of pie with lemon.

Makes 8 servings.

As you can see, it takes approximately 20 minutes to make the whole pie, but you have to play the waiting game until you get to dig in and eat it. 

Now I must warn you, I am so bad at making pie crust it is just unbelievable. This was even a pre-made crust that I just had to unroll and press into a pie plate. I don't know what my problem is but it never ends up coming out pretty. 

Here is how my pie ended up looking:
 Like I said, not the prettiest (not a very good picture at that) but it smelled wonderful! It was like you were looking at a drink in a pie! 

Now I am almost ashamed to tell you the rest of this story, but I won't leave you hanging.
I wrapped up the pie, put it in a cooler as I had a 2 hour drive, arrived at my mother's where there was a party that day and put the pie in the freezer. I ended up forgetting (yes, terrible!) that the pie was in the freezer and when I got home on that Sunday I got a call from my mom asking me what kind of pie that was in her freezer. I had to laugh! I could not believe I had forgotten all about it! 
Must have been because I also brought some cupcakes, but I will get to those later ;)

Anywho-what can ya do!?
If you are up for the taste test, try whipping it up and telling me how it is!
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