It’s the 4th of July. There will be barbecues and picnics and family and desserts. And it’s hot. Most of the food can be grilled outside, but you really don’t want to turn the oven on to make those desserts. I’ve got a yummy no-bake refrigerator pie that is perfect for this situation. This is a pie from my childhood and I can’t remember a family Independence Day gathering without it. My mother was wrangling four kids, making all that food, and ready for some short-cuts when it came to dessert. This pie is EASY. If you can operate a hand mixer, you can make it. I’m not even sure you need the hand mixer!
Cream Cheese and Lemon Pie with Berries Recipe
Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients
(Easy-Peasy Cheat! Buy a ready-made graham cracker crust!)
- 10 sheets of graham crackers (1 1/2 cups)
- 6 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar Continue reading
The Texas weather has been so fickle lately, but summer is finally here! Summer to me means fruit, and Lauren Linwood is here with a terrific blueberry pie to share with family over the long Memorial Day weekend. Don’t forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom of the page!
When warm weather hits in Texas, I simply must have fresh blueberries—in my morning Greek yogurt, topping off homemade vanilla ice cream, and especially in a pie or tart. I love the mix of sweetness with tartness together, especially if the pie crust has a hint of cinnamon in it.
In my medieval historical romance A Bit of Heaven on Earth, King Edward III calls upon widowed Elizabeth of Kentwood. She knows the mercurial king has a fondness for tarts, so she has two of his favorites—pear & plum—prepared for his visit. Edward wouldn’t have had an opportunity to taste a blueberry tart from the Kentwood kitchens. They were only known to the Western Hemisphere at that time. He didn’t know what he was missing!
Here’s a simple recipe for a blueberry pie from my friend Mel. How do I know it’s simple? Because I’ve made it! When my engaged daughter got a pie dish at a bridal shower last month, she wanted to give it a spin. What better recipe than this one? Her first effort was so successful, we begged her to bring it again next time we had a family dinner. Hope you’ll test this easy-peasy dessert recipe—and give A Bit of Heaven on Earth a try! Continue reading