Tuesday, May 22, 2007

SHF 31 - Shades of White

Last week we had an "it's summer" celebration dinner with our friends here at the apartment. It's a little early for me, as my lovely two week summer doesn't begin until around 5 on Saturday, but I always enjoy dinner with this group, which I have dubbed the dinner crew.Anyway, I made pork loin and it was a great success. The recipe will be coming up. This post is dedicated to the dessert. Seven Spoons is hosting Sugar High Friday this month and the theme is shades of white. I hope that this dessert will be acceptable as the top is most definitely white and the middle could be considered malt or almond...if you use your imagination! This is a recipe that my roomie picked out of her 5-ingredient cookbook - Cappucino Pudding Pie. I used sugar free ingredients with the exception of the crust, as it was premade. However, this could easily be made into a diabetic friendly dessert. The flavor was perfect...not heavily coffee but light and sweet. Quick and easy - this is one of those pantry desserts when you're in a bind. Cappucino Pudding Pie
1 chocolate cookie pie crust
2 4 oz. white chocolate pudding mixes (I used sugar free)
1 8 oz Cool-Whip (I used sugar free, it called for lite)
3 T instant coffee granules
1 cup milk Pour the pudding mixes into a bowl. Pour milk into the bowl and stir until combined. This will be VERY thick. Add coffee granules and around 1 cup of the cool whip. Spread in the pie crust. Spread remaining cool whip over the pudding mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


gail@more than a song said...

You had me at Cappucino!
I'll have to copy this one off to try sometime!
Saturday will be here soon....

Freya said...

This sounds so good! I am sure it is a brilliantly flavourful shade of white! I could really go for a slice of that now!

Peabody said...

You are always so nice and healthy(the opposite of my blog :) )
Looks good.

Anonymous said...

Time with good friends and good food is well spent. Your photo made me smile!

Ari (Baking and Books)

Anonymous said...

What a fun looking group of friends. This looks like a delicious SHF entry.

Unknown said...

Gail! It was soooo good and super easy. I think the milk/pudding ratio is what makes the texture so good...super thick.

Freya and Paul - :-) You really could make it in about 2 minutes and probably eat it right away.

Peabody - You know...I've discovered that the sugar free puddings are really very good...so that's what I always get now.

Ari - It makes me smile, too! Now I just need to send it to Walmart so I can have a hard copy! Friends and food are always good!

Kristen - They are great friends...they have made this year great...and FUN!

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I'll have to remember this recipe. I find that there are some occasions that just scream for pudding and Cool-Whip.

Anonymous said...

That looks great, Claire! I love those pudding/pie desserts. I'm not sure why I don't make them more often.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Looks like a fun group! Oh my, that pie looks incredible, I'm definitely going to copy this one off. Like Gail, you had me at the word cappucino :)

Good luck tomorrow, and enjoy your time off after it's all over!!!

tara said...

What a great reason to get together with friends! I think that this pie surely meets the SHF requirement, in fact it showcases a few shades of white! There are a few things I can rarely turn down; coffee, cream and pudding, so this is so very tempting! Thank you for being a part of this month's event.

Unknown said...

Paula - I agree...pudding desserts are somehow comforting!

Alisha - Thanks! They're perfect for hot weather desserts b/c you don't have to turn on the oven.

Stacy - Thanks! Almost there and I will definitely enjoy my time off! Maybe I'll actually get to cook something.

Tara - Thanks! The combos of those flavors are just perfect. Thanks for hosting, it was great.

Betsy said...

I must make this!

Helene said...

This recipe is now on my "to bake" when my parents come visit (heart and diabetes). Looks decadent!

Blessed Beyond a doubt.... said...

Can't wait to try this! Yummy!