Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Why is this a "dream" pie? Its ethereal texture is as light and airy as a dream. This won't-weigh-you-down dessert is the perfect counterpoint to a heavy meal and with its citrusy flavor, cleanses the palate. This would be great to serve after a summer barbecue or a casual dinner party. You can also change the flavor of Jell-O, but keep in mind you will need to change the yogurt flavor to relatively match the Jell-O. Strawberry and lime, respectively, are quite delicious.
- 1 (.4 oz.) package sugar-free orange Jell-O
- 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained and rinsed
- 1 (8 oz.) container fat free Cool Whip
- 1 (6 oz.) container fat free lemon yogurt
- 2/3 cup boiling water
- 1 graham cracker pie crust, premade or from scratch
Chop the oranges. Dissolve the Jell-O in the boiling water. Add the yogurt and the oranges and stir until the mixture is smooth (it will look curdled in the beginning but keep stirring - it'll mix together). Refrigerate the filling until partially jelled. Fold in the Cool Whip (more or less, to taste) and mix thoroughly. Turn into the graham cracker crust and refrigerate. Decorate the top of the pie with extra mandarin orange slices, if desired.
NOTE: Check frequently on the jelling process - it doesn't take long to partially jell (around 10 minutes or so). If the Jell-O gets too firm, it will create lumps in the pie - doesn't affect the flavor at all, but makes the consistency a little odd.