Friday, March 23, 2012

The O'Bears make pie...

Hope you all had a great St. Patty's Day. Our apologies for the lateness of this post. But, as usual me secrebeary was too busy cleaning the house. She had to have a girls night on St. Patty's Day. So, me brother Scruffy O'Bear and me self decided to make them one of those festive green pies. You know, the one we had at grandma's last year.
 I know we already shared the recipe, but this is the first time we've made it. We gathered the ingredients.

The wee lad Scruffy poured the green gelatin into the bowl.
Wee Scruffy dissolved the gelatin in boiling water. Ooops, about then I remembered I had to get the ice cream out of the freezer.

I cut through the ice cream, then softened it in the microwave.
Wee Scruff measured the lime juice. He licked some off his paw, puckered and smacked his lips.
I worked hard zesting a lime, made harder because our last lime had been cut up to put in tonic water.  While I did that, worked the softened ice cream.
I finished zesting the lime. We were a little short. But I had to be careful not to zest me paw! Meanwhile, the wee one added the ice cream to the gelatin.
 Scruffy stirred and
 stirred till he got tired. "It's your turn me bro" Scruffy told Buttons.
  Then I stirred.
 "I thought it was supposed to make just one pie?" I asked.
 "Who's that?" I asked.
"Why that's me lucky duck!" said Scruffy O'Bear. "How lucky for us, he brought us TWO pies!"

"Beary funny Scruffy. I think we just goofed up, we should have chilled our filling mixture before we put it in the pie crust. That, and dad bought shallow pie crusts." said Button O'Bear. "But your explanation sounds a little more Irish!"

The recipe again - this would be a delicious pie for Easter too!

Lime Parfait Pie
6 oz. Lime Jell-O
2 c. boiling water
1 tsp. Lime Zest
1/3 c. Lime Juice
1 qt. Vanilla Ice Cream - softened
10" pie shell or graham cracker crust
whipped cream or topping

Dissolve Jell-O & boiling water. Stir in lime zest and juice; add ice cream; stir until melted. Chill until mixture mounds; pour into pie shell or crust. Refrigerate until set. Serve with whipped
cream or topping. 

Grr-bye for now,
 The Cooking O'Bear Brothers

1 comment:

Jerry and Ben said...

That pie looks beary yummy! Thank you for the recipe, we can't wait to try it.