Pink Lemonade Pie

Perspective. It’s really unfortunate that it takes a life changing event like cancer to give us perspective. To make us realize that the petty insignificant things we worry about, are just that…things.

My mother-in-law, Sheri, was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. Luckily, she caught it early and was able to start treatment right away.

In true Sheri style, she would show up to radiation early in the morning with her hair and makeup done and dressed to impress.

The nurses would say to her, “You know…most people just come in their pajamas. You don’t have to dress up.”

Not Sheri. She was going to kick cancer’s butt and look good doing it.

I’m happy to say she is now cancer free. Woo-hoo!

This is actually a twist on Sheri’s Limeade Pie which is a Denney family favorite. This version uses pink lemonade and has a crust of Ritz crackers. Yum. You can try raspberry or strawberry lemonade too I’m sure. I know this is more of a summer dish but we are still sweating over here in Florida.

Pink Lemonade Pie

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 100 Ritz Crackers, crushed (3-4 sleeves of crackers)
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2/3 c. butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (6 oz) pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (12 oz) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • red food coloring (I made mine a little more pink)

Instructions

  1. For the Crust: Mix cracker crumbs and powdered sugar together until well blended. Add melted butter and stir until mixture is crumbly and sticks together. Press 2/3 of it in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Set the remaining 1/3 of the crumb mixture aside.
  2. For the Filling: Combine sweetened condensed milk and lemonade, whisk together. Fold in whipped topping and food coloring. Pour into prepared Ritz crust. Spread evenly. Top with crumb mixture. Freeze for a couple of hours.
  3. When ready to serve, take from the freezer, let sit on the counter for 3-5 minutes or until you can cut pie. Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in freezer immediately.

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  1. Yay Sheri!

    This pie looks yummm! Ritz cracker crust has stolen my heart :)

  2. This looks so awesome. And I love the pic, it looks so good. I wish we were still sweating instead of freezing!

  3. This pie looks awesome! I have always been a fan of pink lemonade :)

  4. This looks delicious! Pink lemonade makes everything look cute(:

  5. Awesome for cancer free! Lovely pink post.

  6. And I’m still sweating here in Texas!

    So glad your MIL is cancer free!

  7. What an interesting pie with the pink lemonade.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new food photo gallery showcasing beautiful baking.

  8. I loved drinking pink lemonade when I was a kid. Great idea to use it in a pie, it looks so cheerful.

  9. This was definatly one of my favorites when I made it. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for leaving a link to my blog.
    Julie
    betterthanburgers.net

  10. That sounds delicious! I’m glad Sheri is cancer free. Becca :)

  11. Girl you crack me up. I love all your commentaries. Let’s get together soon!

  12. I just found your blog today. I was literally googling for a recipe for apple muffins and found yours.
    I made those muffins today, (loved them btw) shared your link on facebook to tell all my peeps about these fabulous muffins and have had 14 comments already!
    Needless to say, I can’t wait to dig through your recipes.

  13. #1 Pink Pie is pretty much my destiny.

    #2 I am here so we can be friends like you said. Unless you didn’t mean it. In which case, I’m going to go and hide.

    #3 We had the same person design our blogs, so that must mean we are both cool.

    #4 If we are going to proceed with this friendship, you must solemnly swear to never show up at my house unannounced.

    #5 Nice meeting you!!!! :) And thanks for coming by and leaving a nice comment.

    Kristan (Cookbook QUeen)

  14. Looks sooo yummy! Refreshing and yeah a little summery but who cares!!! ;)

  15. Looks good! Glad to hear your mother-in-law was able to beat cancer. :)

  16. wow, looks absolutely delicious!

    have a nice time,
    Paula

  17. I like your MIL attitude!! Way to beat the cancer!

  18. I prepared this recipe yesterday after dinner and mywife was so satisfied. I don’t know how I achieved to prepare it if my kitchen skills really suck.. Anyway, I only wanna say thanks for sharing recipe.

  19. Haha I have been making this for several years, people are always amazed at how simple yet yummy it is!

  20. Can this be frozen for longer than a couple of hours? We are doing some freeze and sell desserts for a mission trip…