Friday, July 4, 2008

Blueberry Pie and 4th of July

Happy 4th of July everyone! I thought I would post one of my favorite recipes for the 4th. Although, we aren't having it this year because of the Big D. "D"epressing, I know! But for those of you who are living it up this weekend in the eating department, it isn't too late to run to the store for the ingredients if you're looking for a last minute dessert! I am also posting my link to this over at my friend Linda's blog. She is hosting a 4th of July idea carnival. If you have a minute run on over and post your idea, too! And while you are over there read this post she wrote reminding us about why we celebrate this wonderful holiday!

Blueberry Pie
(This recipe was given to me by my Mom)

1 graham cracker crust
8 oz cream cheese
1 container Cool Whip (normal size)
1 can blueberries (drained) (I use this kind)
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 cup Cool Whip.

Spread into graham cracker crust.

Add blueberries.

Top with the rest of the Cool Whip. Garnish with fresh blueberries if you like!


p.s. I just thought recently that fresh strawberries would work really well in this pie, too. Or maybe have half blueberry and half strawberry? Yum! Also, I have tried both fresh blueberries and canned blueberries and I really prefer the canned with this recipe. FYI.


Gotta GROW with it said...

you are so sweet to me! thanks girl and happy celebrating to you and your sweet family as well. so glad we both know the TRUEST freedom of all! J-E-S-U-S.

Kelly N said...

Thanks for sharing Alana and happy 4th to you too! I made an easy nobake turtle cheesecake. Waiting til after the fireworks to indulge!

His Girl said...

Just got all caught up on your blog! Sorry to hear you're on the big D. I am too. very bitter about the whole thing, but determined to press on... maybe we can encourage each other!

Hope your 4th was wonderful!

JP's MOM said...

Just a thought...

But what if you used the reduced fat graham cracker crust and the "lite" blueberries, and the reduced or whipped cream cheese. Ooh and lite cool whip.

It possible could still be as yummy as the original and you could still partake on the Big D.

We should have a girls night taste test!

Shelley said...

Yummy! I still don't think I've ever had your famous blueberry pie. Someday when we're not on the big "D", you'll have to bring it to something.

My mom made traditional blueberry pie last night. She used the blueberries we picked at the berry farm, and it was GOOD! I had a very small piece, and I do believe it was worth the calories!

R said...

YUM! Cannot WAIT to try this one! Thanks for sharing it. I love new recipes!

FYI--I'm adding you to my blogroll...hope that's OK! :0)

Kristen said...

Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing :o)

Kenna Sue said...

Could you imagine raspberries with this? Oh YUM! My mum would also use canned cherries instead. Thank you for posting that! I think I'll grab some of those ingredients, make the pie, and share some of my memories of Mom with my kids today. Yay!