So lately because my friends are all snooty cheese mongers my grocery bills have been astronomically high, buying all the real imported quality jazz. Plus, you all know about our truffle obsession and how that sh*t isn’t cheap either. Anyway, my dilemma was to eat good for you, tasty food, for a reasonable price. Not everything has to be gourmet! Not everything has to be full of fat & sugar to be yum! You can have a tasty dessert that doesn’t taste like cardboard & won’t break the bank. Check out this no-bake, super inexpensive pie. I debuted it for dinner when my parents were in town & it was a hit! Hope you enjoy it as well.
- 1 box sugar free Jello (I kept as sugar free as my dad is diabetic, but if you don’t like the after taste some sugar free stuff has regular works as well).
- 1/4 cup of boiling water
- (2) 8 oz. containers of Greek yogurt (I used strawberry*)
- 8 oz. low fat or fat free cool whip
- (1) 9 inch low fat graham cracker crust (I used store bought/pre-made so sue me! I needed to save time for cooking the rest of the meal).
Dissolve the Jello in the boiling water. Cool slightly & then stir in yogurt. Fold in the cool whip & pour into crust. Chill before serving.
*Note: you can do it in a plethora of different flavors, just make sure the Greek yogurt flavor matches the Jello flavor. (Original recipe was for key lime pie).
*For a fancy tip: Add sliced fruit on top. Since I did strawberry, slicing some of those up will add a nice flair to the pie.
*P/S its called $5 pie because that’s how much the ingredients cost! So affordable I could make it every week 🙂
Breakdown: $ 1.52 for the pie crust; $1.00 each for the Greek yogurt; $ .82 for the Jello; $1.40 for the cool whip. Totaling: $5.74 (whatever I rounded down, relax math police).
Happy Eating, XO.