My favorite dessert when I’m being “good” is Creamy Jello Pie. I think once upon a time it was a weight watchers recipe… but honestly who remembers anymore. I love this because it is super easy to make, cheap, and it doesn’t taste diet at all!
The cast of characters:
Jello, yogurt, cool whip, graham cracker crust
Start with a package of your favorite flavored jello. I love to make lime or strawberry, but I felt like branching out and went with Blackberry/Raspberry. Add 1/4 cup boiling water. Stir rapidly to get it all dissolved before the water cools.
Then add your two packages of yogurt. I went with Raspberry to match the jello. I did not realize this has seeds in it– might be a little unusual but I’m sure it’ll still be tasty. Go ahead and use the light stuff, it doesn’t matter.
Mix it together until it is well combined, and let it sit for a minute to get make sure its cool.
Now comes the most important part, add the cool whip. Use most of a container, but leave maybe 1/2 cup or so in the container to be used as topping.
And do NOT stir it too hard. You don’t want to break up the air bubbles in the cool whip or it will liquify and not be fluffy and delicious.
Gently fold the yogurt mix and the cool whip together. It’ll take a minute. Just keep folding until it looks like this. Not TOTALLY combined, but mostly.
Now just pour it into your crust. I bought a regular crust because it was on sale, but it tastes just as good in the reduced fat crust.
Life is imperfect. As is my “cooking.” But I can live with that.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Cut into desired slice sizes. Technically you’re supposed to cut 8, but I usually do 6 because I like a bigger dessert. Top each slice with a dollup of the remaining cool whip.
And that’s it. EASY. Pretty. Most importantly, tasty.
1 ready-made graham cracker crust ($1.09)
1 package fruit flavored jello ($0.50)
2 light fruit yogurts ($0.52×2)
1 8-oz light coolwhip ($1.75)
1/4 c. water
$4.38 ($0.55/serving (eighth pie), $0.73/serving (sixth pie))
1/8th pie- 225 calories, 8 grams fat
1/6th pie- 330 calories, 11 grams fat
If you get a reduced fat crust, you can cut down the calories and fat, but to be honest the full-fat one was cheap so I went with that!